Today I went live on Instagram for almost 45 minutes showing you all the steps you need to take to make your closet ready for the warmer weather. And yes, I recommend this every Spring/Summer and again in prep for Fall/Winter.
Not only will it make putting together outfits so much easier, it will also help you to get your entire closet in order and is the first step in finding your authentic style. If you haven’t checked it out, go to instagram.com/storytellerstylist and check it out!
Here are the steps to follow when doing a closet overhaul:
Go through everything in your closet and decide if there is anything you need to get rid of. The last thing you want to do is pack away clothes you are not going to wear! Get rid of those clothes by donating them to your favorite organization (I like Matthew 25 Ministries, Dress for Success, or The Salvation Army). If you have anything to sell, you can take them to Clothes Mentor, for example.
Once you get rid of the clothes you are not going to wear again and either donate or sell, now is the time to pull out all of the winter clothes and box them away. They have some really cool clothing storage boxes that you can purchase for storage. I recommend you not leave any fall/winter clothes within your current closet at it only confuses the brain and makes it more complicated for you when putting together outfits quickly. This includes winter boots and shoes.
Bring all of your spring/summer clothes back into your closet from storage. Including your sandals and other fun shoes you packed away during the cold months.
Now that you have everything in your closet, I like to organize in the following manner:
Lower half: Dress pants, Denim, skirts, dresses
Upper half: light blazers, light sweaters, light cardigans, button ups, dress shirts, casual shirts
My suggestion is to organize one side of your closet for dressy clothes and the other for non-dressy. Also, I organize by sleeve type (long sleeve, short-sleeve, sleeveless, then tank) and also by color (neutrals first then group each color).
I go into all of this in great detail on my Instagram live so seriously, check it out if you want the full details of how to do this.
The reason I organize my closet in this manner is to make it easier on how the brain processes information and in the way I do it will help you to become very successful in determining your outfit for the day.
Also, during this process you will begin to learn about how your style takes shape. When people tell me they do the closet organization and overhaul, they come out refreshed and have a much better sense of their authentic style. It’s such a critical step!
So, are you ready to overhaul your closet? I know you can do and I’m here to help you if you have questions.
Check out the video at instagram.com/storytellerstylist and get to it!
Have a beautiful weekend my dear~