A Closet Lesson by Me

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Happy Friday friend! Yay, yay, the weekend is here! The weather is amazing, the holidays are creeping closer, oh I love this time of year. 🙂 Any who,  I have been meaning to write about this topic today for quite some time now.  Plus, this time of year is the perfect opportunity to take action! Let me explain where I got the idea, so upon being home and asked by my sister to help her get dressed, I was flabbergasted by her closet. Apparently, the way I organize my closet is not the norm. I guess I just assumed everyone was as in love with clothes/organization/OCD like I am. Her closet was a hodge podge of seasons, styles, and garment types. So let me explain how my closet is grouped and it makes things a lot easier. A lot of people tell me they struggle with getting dressed in the morning. By grouping your clothes as I do, you can use process of elimination to decide on what you will wear that day. And, you actually need to be able to SEE your clothes to make a proper and fashionable decision.

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First let me start off by saying, I don’t believe people clean out their closets as frequently as they should so over time, it gets messy! At the end of each season, you should put all of your seasonal things to the back. Here is an example, your summer wardrobe: eyelet and linen fabrics, sun dresses, summer tank tops, and shorts. That all needs to be set in the back or to the other side of your closet so its out of the way. Vice versa for your winter wardrobe in spring and summer. Also, if you haven’t worn something in AT LEAST 3 months, you aren’t going to. DONATE IT! Don’t make things more difficult than they need to be, stay organized.

So upon opening my closet, it reads from left to right as follows.

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First I have my sleeveless tops. Depending on the climate you live in, you may wear these year round. I do, paired with cardigans, or scarves. Spaghetti straps, followed by tanks, then its short sleeves, 3/4 sleeve, long sleeve, button downs, and chunky sweaters. I go from lightest to thickest density. I check the weather to determine how hot, or cold it is and that helps me to decide on what I want to wear. Then, say its cold, I go straight to my sweaters. No digging required! Done. 🙂

2Next we have outerwear. Start with vest and shawls (not shown), cardigans, blazers, any other medium thickness jacket, leather, then a full on coat. We have a coat closet so I have this section a little different. I normally pick outerwear based on my mood, where I am going, and of course the weather.

3Now I have a low rack beneath my tops where I keep my shorts and skirts. Then a long bar on the opposite side for my maxi skirts, and pants. But again, group by length and style.  Having your clothes grouped by style and thickness allows you to use process of elimination. It’s hot go straight to your tanks/short sleeve section. It’s cold, go to your sweaters/jackets section. Simple as that.

Lastly, always think outside of the box. Pair things you normally wouldn’t, take a walk on the wild side! What do you have to lose? Nothing. 🙂

Thanks for reading! I love you for it.

until next time,

stay cute, stay sweet.

xoxo,

marcy b

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11 comments

  1. Thanks so much for all these tips!
    Xo, Shantell
    http://Www.getyourchicon.com

    1. Thanks so much shantell! Thanks for reading 🙂

  2. Heidie Makes · · Reply

    Cool post! 🙂

    1. Thanks heidie! Xo

  3. Awesome post, this sounds like a great system!! I will admit that my closet is not very well organized… I think I may need to implement the “Marcy” system!! 😉

  4. Love this post. I am actually in the process of writing something similar for next week! Great minds 🙂

    1. Hahah yes very true! Fashion is all aboit organization 😊

  5. Great post — thanks for sharing! 🙂 http://hideorgochic.wordpress.com

  6. Cute post! The organization by weight is key – it’s how I organize my closet too and oh man does it simplify things!

    http://www.tailoredandtrue.wordpress.com

    1. Glad to know you feel the same way! I couldn’t agree with you more!

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