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    The Third Piece Rule: Decoded

    Happy fall, y’all! As temperatures start to drop (or have already for you cooler-weather gals), it’s a great time to take a long, hard look at your wardrobe. I don’t know about you, but I used to constantly find myself gazing wistfully at my closet, wishing I had that one perfect whatever that would just pull everything together. Truthfully, sometimes I still do. But everything changed once I started working for Madewell a few years back. Right off the bat, associates are encouraged to dress by the “Third-Piece Rule,” a simple equation for styling outfits that are just a bit more elevated. Basically, your top and bottoms are pieces one…

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    How to Reorganize Your Closet to Feel Like You Have Your Life Together

    There’s nothing like the first day of school to make you feel like your life is a mess! If orientation didn’t quite orient you or you’re preparing to show up to every section of art you possibly can because you need it to graduate, the hot mess of first week comes for us all. There’s so much you can’t control about school starting, but this weekend I have faith you can control your closet. Be Marie Kondo The first step is to launch a Marie Kondo-sized attack on your closet. Warn your roommates and your loved ones: things are going to get worse before they get better. Start taking pieces…