5 Easy Steps to Organize Your Closet
It’s the transitionary time of year when women are having a hard time picking and choosing garments to keep in their wardrobe for the upcoming winter season while still keeping in mind that the weather may fluctuate. If you find yourself thinking “I have a closet full of clothes but nothing to wear” or “I always spend too much money and time on a clothes that I never wear,” then Elaine has a few tips for you!
The problem most people have when evaluating their closet is that they dread getting dressed because of all of the random buys that sit on a hanger and distract from creating a gorgeous outfit. What you must do is
- Find your needs. Which means you need to dress according to your daily activities whether it be work, school, weddings, reunions, vacations, etc. Then, ask yourself what pieces of clothing you wear or would like to wear most often: pants or skirts, knit tops or blouses, jackets or cardigans, flats or heels, chandelier earrings or studs. Finally, ask yourself which of these items you need in your wardrobe!
- Find yourself. Hopefully you know who you are, if not, then now is the time to figure it out! How would you describe your style; cosmopolitan, classic, conservative, contemporary, unconventional? Use these descriptive words to pick and choose garments to keep and plan to buy for your fall wardrobe.
- Be current in the current fashion trends. Collect and scavenge your favorite stores and magazines for what’s hot right now and be selective on what best suits you and your style. Find your new clothes, accessories, hairstyle, and makeup that are on trend and the right coloring for your complexion.
- Organize and audit. The ideal closet has good lighting, space to move around, and copious hanging room. Not everyone has the luxury of a huge closet, but a closet renovation is always a good idea. Elaine’s closet has a section of double hanging rods, one above for blouses and tops that are short and one below for pants and skirts; shelving for accessories; drawers for accessories and jewelry not in season (think: “out of sight, out of mine”); and optimal bright light. An organized closet makes it easier to create outfits and get rid of clothes.
- Rock your newly updated wardrobe! Now that you’ve sorted through, eliminated the old, created new outfits, and put away summer clothes you can have peace of mind and pretty closet.