Wardrobe Makeover | A Hint of Rose: Wardrobe Makeover

9.9.15

Wardrobe Makeover

Wardrobe Makeover | A Hint of Rose In this post, I share with you my tips to clear out your closet. If you want to read the full post, just click on this link : http://www.ahintofrose.com/2015/09/wardrobe-makeover-tips-organization-closet.html

We often tend to accumulate a lot of stuff: dresses, shoes, bags, etc. I arrived in Quebec three years ago, and I only had a suitcase with me, which means not a lot of clothes. But in just three years I managed to accumulate a lot, more than I actually need. So the other day, I decided that it was time to clear up my wardrobe.

I won’t say that I’m a hoarder. Even if I can accumulate a lot in no time, I have no difficulty in disposing of clothes, especially when they are damaged. But that day, I really wanted to go through my closet and not just to throw away what is damaged, but I wanted to give all the clothes I never wear and are still in good condition.

STEP 1: ESTABLISH A SYSTEM

You already know that I’m a big fan of lists. And because I wanted to be really effective and objective, I needed a good system.

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STEP 2: TAKE ALL YOUR CLOTHES OUT OF YOUR CLOSET

Once you have your system, you got to work! Put all your clothes out of your closet, it will help you to have a better idea of the task. It also allows you to clean your closet, which might be a good thing considering that we don’t do that very often.

STEP 3: NOW YOU CAN CLEAR IT UP

Personally, this system allowed me to dispose of a lot of clothes that I didn’t wore anymore, and I hope that someone else will make a good use of them. It also allowed me to store some summer clothes that I won’t wear for a few months, since here in Quebec, the temperatures are already beginning to be a bit cooler.

STEP 4: CREATE AN INSPIRATION BOARD

The thing is, when you have a cleaned wardrobe, you have a lot of space. A lot of space for new clothes! I know, I know, this is not very reasonable… but I can see that my style is changing into something more classic and minimalistic, and I’d like to invest in some better quality items. But because I want to stay focused on what I really want, I need to be organised. My main sources of inspiration are Pinterest, magazines and of course fashion blogs.

STEP 5: MAKE A LIST OF WHAT YOU « NEED » AND GO SHOPPING!

This is the next logical step, once you know what you « need », then you go shopping. Where I live, there is not really a store that sells clothes of my style (welcome to the countryside!), so I tend to shop mostly online. But I prefer it like that, I noticed that like to be in the comfort of my sofa. It also allows me not to spend too much, because I know what I want, and I go directly where I need to go to find it, no distraction.

STEP 6: PLANNING YOUR NEW WARDROBE

To be really honest with you, I haven’t reached that step yet. I’m still looking for the organizing system that would be most appropriate for my closet. Currently, I sorted out my clothes by category (skirt, dresses, T-Shirts, etc.) and colors, but I still need to find storage boxes for my underwear and all that stuff.

It feels so good to have a new wardrobe, filled with clothes that I really like, that I will wear for real, and in which I feel comfortable!

Marjorie