The Closet Purge

Get ready for some serious wardrobe tweeking

By KIM PEIFFER
|  Friday, Mar 26, 2010  |  Updated 9:45 AM CDT
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All of our closets have a few items worth getting rid of, so when you think spring cleaning, start with your closet.

Chicago-based Fashion Stylist Eric Himel is our answer; he’s giving his two cents on what to toss, keep and purchase to make sure your wardrobe is in its best shape.

Himel's signature Closet Purge for both men and women (prices available at www.erichimel.com) may be your answer for those fashion-challenged individuals.

He’ll swing by your pad and show you what to save, what to toss, and what items you should simply never wear again. Using a keen eye for personal style, Himel will make your closet a breeze to weed through. His goal is to make your closet so navigable, you should be able to pick out something stylish and comfortable with your eyes closed.

In the meantime, before your next trip to the mall, take these tips into account when deciding what items to purchase and what to toss in the trash. TOSS:

  • Boyfriend Jeans
  • Ballet Flats
  • Leggings
  • Flat Irons
  • '80s Brights

KEEP:

  • Boyfriend Blazers
  • Jellies
  • Statement Necklaces
  • Hoop Earrings
  • Animal Prints

BUY:

  • Ethnic Accessories
  • Nude-Colored Anything
  • Cat-Eye Sunglasses
  • Low-Heeled 'Ladylike' Shoes
  • Hip Belts

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