Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Closet Help

I don't know about you, but I have a closet that doesn't move. 
By saying that, I mean that I have so many stinking clothes in it that the hangers
won't slide to the right or left. I have to shove my arm between two sections and push with all my weight in order to pull out the one piece that I intend to wear. It's gotten a little better since
the 2013 Closet Clean-Up, but it's still pretty tight even with the 'space saving' hangers.

I've resolved to have less in 2013 and make more of what I have. No more buying just because it's a good price or because "I saw it on a blog." {Admit it, it's true!} Many blogs have posted
the essentials for a girl's closet. I've found this one that Liz from Sequins & Stripes posted a while ago to be most helpful. Regardless of the current trends, these are some pretty solid must-haves 
for any season. 

And while we're on the topic of organizing and minimizing...
I couldn't end this post without sharing this little illustration. It definitely helps
to make use of the gabillions of J.Crew button-ups that we all have {whether they
are cotton, wool, linen, or silk... striped, polka dot, gingham, or plaid}. 
This is a great round-up for wearing our favorites, so you're never stuck in a rut.

Don't forget, you can always do the "double feature" and wear two at a time!
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  1. I totally agree! I'm a teacher too and they are just an essential in my closet. It's nice to find ways to spice it up so it doesn't look the same time after time!

  2. I have had the 50 classics list for a while and for the last couple of years tried to focus my shopping on items that will last for many years to come. They are worth the investment in the long run. I also recently did a closet purge and it felt good to be able to clearly see what I love and will continue to wear versus those items just taking space. It actually makes getting dressed a lot easier. I also started the 100 in my blog based on the book by Nina Garcia which she writes about the 100 items women should have in their closet. It's been very helpful in focusing needs vs. wants. And it's helped minimize impulse buys. You are on the right track. And love that you are a teacher!

  3. Love this post Taylor! I just reorganized and purged my closet while my sister was visiting. I have a lot more wiggle room now. I had my clothes organized by color, but changed it so that it is organized by type of clothing. All the button-ups, sleeveless, and long-sleeve tees, etc are now grouped together. I love the How to Wear a Button Up illustration. How do you organize your closet?

  4. Great post! You explained my closet to a T! It is so frustrating but I have cleaned out my closet twice in the last 3 months.
    xo jess