1. clean your closet
I know everybody says this but its true. during the year you could have gained weight (that's me) or have lost weight. things don't fit any more and there is no use leaving them in your closet so put them in a bag and give them to charity. you have helped your community and have more room in your closet so you can see the things that actually fit you.
now every fashion magazine says to throw away the things you haven't used in a year but i don't necessarily agree with this because were not all made out of money who can throw everything out and start over, but i think if it's not your style anymore then you can decide weather of not you want to keep it. (because if its no longer your style but still fashionable and in good shape you can always try selling it in a consignment store. which means more money for you and less clutter in you closet.)
however if its some thing you forgot about but still love it heres a tip that i use when I'm cleaning out my closet. try to make as many outfits you can with that piece of clothing.( and for those of you saying how can i do this i don't even know what my style is? that's coming up in the next post) but for this just trust your gut. this will help you start defining your style, because only you can decide what you like and what you don't, and its also a great way to maximize your wardrobe.
now take stock and see what you have do you have mostly black shirts, and no color? or do you just have jeans and tons of t-shirts? i would write down a list of what you have and what you don't this will show you what gaps you need or can fill in your wardrobe and this will next take us to part 2 of finding your style.
love and cupcakes