Making the Most of Your Closet

 

First Things First: Know what you are working with. If you have ever shopped in a store that is unorganized and messy then you know the frustration of trying to find something you like, the same goes for the organization in your closet. Knowing what you have and where to find it make picking out an outfit so much easier.

       

Color coding is a great way to start. Sorting your clothes by colors gives a clean visual of what you have rather than searching your closet and trying to remember what tops you have that might pair well with the bottoms you are wearing.

       

For an even better display, group your clothes by season. Move your sweaters to the back of your closet during the Spring and Summer months or even fold them up in a container under your bed. The more you can visualize your outfit options, the easier it will be to put one together. The same goes for shoes; Grouping them by shoe type (i.e.,boots, flats, sandals, heels and tennis shoes) makes for easier access and pairing. Color coding shoes is also a great way to be aware of what you have and makes for an easy grab to finish your outfit look.

Quick tip: When you color code your wardrobe, your mind is more aware of which colors you have plenty of and which you are lacking, therefore, making shopping easier when trying to add variety to your closet!

Even accessories can be displayed in an accessible way that is pleasing to the eye. Get creative with it and use your jewelry as an artsy visual.

 

 

When your items are grouped and organized you know exactly where to look depending on the outfit you are putting together. Having a specific spot for your wardrobe makes the items that are in season easier to view and reach. Once your closet is organized and accessible, putting together the perfect outfit for your style will be fun and easy.

       

Give it a try! At the start of each season, reorganize your closet accordingly and I promise you will not regret it. Although giving your closet a facelift may seem tedious and time consuming, it will save you time digging through your clothes in the morning (and let’s be honest, who doesn’t love an extra twenty minutes of sleep or the opportunity to make a Starbucks run?).

 

Happy Styling!

 

Credits: 
Constance Lee
Date Posted: 
Wednesday, January 29, 2014