• Avoid pointing out that clothes being worn are dirty, which puts the person on the defensive and sets up an argument she doesn’t understand.

  • Ask yourself if you’re bothered by the repetition of the outfit or by actual dirt or odor (A couple of generations ago, people didn’t change clothes every day).

  • Pare down the closet to fewer options. Stock solids in favorite colors instead of patterns.

  • Buy an identical replacement for favorite outfits (same color, style) so you can wash one while the other is being worn.

  • Remove soiled clothing from the room at night once the person is sound asleep. They’ll forget about it the next morning if there’s something else handy to put on.