How many black t-shirts did I need? Or why the hell did I still have that turquoise silk shirt? Or, my god, I really need to stop buying something because it's a good deal because I had a handful of clothes with tags on them that were never worn. What a waste!
A friend called me over on a lazy Saturday last month to help declutter her closet and help her refine her style. We all get stuck in style ruts, me included, but I've been more thoughtful about my clothing purchases and my style as of late. A little more put together if you will.
So, where did I start?
|Huge donation pile|
|cowboy hat helped me make assess the situation|
|Nic showing his opinion of prints|
Rule #2 - Organize your closet by clothing types - this works well for me versus colors because it helps me visualize an outfit. For instance, a fitted t-shirt with a pair of skinny jeans or a a bright purple dress with those stilettos, etc.
Rule #3 - Make a list of the staples for each season. What was on my list? A new trench, spring jacket, a white blazer, casual khakis in bright colors and espadrilles.
Rule #4 - Just because it's on sale, doesn't mean you need it. Clearly, this is a lesson I'm learning after having to purge a list of shirts and pants I've never worn of "when I lose that weight to get into them." Guilty. Check!
Rule #5 - Stock up on the basics each season. I always buy new white shirts and tank tops because I wear the hell out of them, especially in the summer.
Rule #6 - Be mindful of prints. Let's be honest - we are all guilty of picking up everything hounds-tooth or animal-printed, or at least I am! I'd rather accessorize with jewelry or throw on a printed scarf rather than decorated in some crazy printed shirt that makes me look like I'm a member Von Trapp family wearing a curtain.
|bright colors for spring, all from H&M|
What are your top season's must haves and closet organizing secrets?