We have cleansed, we have edited and we are one step closer to some retail therapy. That right there, is all the motivation we need.
A well organised wardrobe ultimately makes room for you to see exactly what you have, and as simple as it sounds, is the key to enabling you to pull outfits together quickly and with ease.
Its also a great way for you to identify gaps and address them quickly.
Tips to get you going:
1. Your clothes should either be folded or hanging; keep them in good shape by ensuring zips are done up, delicate pieces are either folded in drawers or hung on padded hangers and take Dijanna Mulhearn’s advice from wardrobe 101, and button your shirts and jackets by doing up the middle, top and bottom buttonholes
Make sure you get rid of all wire hangers and replace them with velvet or wood hangers. (Velvet are my favourite and surprisingly cheap to buy!)
2. Similar to what we do in the editing process, create categories for your clothing within the wardrobe; jackets, dresses, shirts, pants, jeans etc. Once you have done this, organise each category by length, usually shortest to longest; and colour, lightest to darkest.
#styling tip. Create a “little black book” for your wardrobe. Every time you find yourself thinking “I wish I had a …to go with….” write it down. It will become a part of your shopping list and is a great ongoing tool to have in your wardrobe
3. Select items that can be placed into drawers including underwear, t-shirts, knits, and accessories such as hats, scarves, belts and bags.
4. Keep your shoes at the bottom of your wardrobe; unless you have the divine gift of built in shoe storage! Shoe racks are a great idea and don’t forget to keep the dust bags; they are the perfect solution for travelling and for your special shoe loves, why not keep them in their dust bag for ongoing protection.
5. Place your jewellery into a box that has separate compartments and again categorise them; ear-rings, rings, broaches watches etc.
Obviously there are a number of ways that you can organise your wardrobe. This is a great method to start with and it can be tweaked along the way for a system that works best for you.
If you have a strong sense of your own personal style, check out Elisha’s guide from Repeat Offender for a great, ‘out of the box’ thinking alternative.
There will be a way that works for you, so just make a start.
Your wardrobe is on the fast track to nothing less than chic xo