Many days of staying at home are still ahead, so let’s make the best of this time by dedicating a few hours to things we usually don’t have time to do, like organising our wardrobes!
If you’re not sure where to start or feel overwhelmed by the number of items you own, don’t worry! We’ve got some inspiring ideas and tips from our expert Personal Shoppers to help you achieve wardrobe perfection. You’ll see how this instantly uplifts your mood, and your sense of accomplishment, not to mention how easy it will be to get dressed in the morning.
Tip 1: Sort our Clothing By Category
This means dividing your clothes into blouses, t-shirts & shirts, jackets & coats, trousers, skirts, dresses, etc. You don’t keep your underwear and socks in the same drawer so why should you mix tops and bottoms in the same rack?
It’s an easy first step as it will help you visualise all of the garments you have, and it will be easier to find the parts you need to complete your look. This is way more efficient than rummaging through a mish-mash of pieces —precisely why it takes ages for you get dressed! Also, hang everything on the same type of hanger and facing the same direction, for an even neater look.
Tip 2: Organise by colour
Now within each category of your clothing items, separate them by colour. You can do this from dark to light, for example. Start with black and carry on from there to the lighter shades. Another way is grouping black, greys and dark blues, for example; then having a category of white and neutrals and finally all of the other colours in the order of the rainbow. There’s no one way to do it, figure out what works best for you.
Tip 3: Arrange according to wearing frequency
Make sure that what you wear the most and what you love the most is easily accessible and has lots of other combination options handy too. If you’re super keen on a particular style of the season, find a way to keep in your field of vision as soon as you open the wardrobe. This can be done by placing the garments in the front and centre on your clothing rack.
The clothes that you don’t wear so often, like an evening dress or beach dress, for example, can be moved towards the ends of the rack. You’ll know where that fringed festival crop top is when concert time comes around again, but you don’t need it handy every day.
One last thing!
If you realise when organising your wardrobe that you have lots of pieces that you haven’t worn in a very long time, be honest with yourself and, give away garments you haven’t worn in over a year. Of course, this doesn’t include specific clothing meant for special occasions This way you’ll have way more space for your favourites.