Monday, May 14, 2012

Spring Cleaning: The Wardrobe Overhaul Part 1


 The weather has not been Spring-y in Chicago the past few weeks, and as a result, my wardrobe still consists of winter clothes just in case mother nature decides to be in a winter mode again.  There were so many times that I decided to wear Spring and regretted it as I froze wearing my Tory Burchesque tunic in the middle of May.  Checking the weather this week though,  I think this week is the week when I can finally, with I all confidence, put away those winter clothes where they need to be for the next five months-the under the bed chest!(evil laugh) lol
  Now I can oficially do my Spring Cleaning! Yay! This year I am planning to do a full wardrobe overhaul as I realized that have a closet full of clothes but can never find anything to wear 95 percent of the time.  So here are the steps I am doing to tackle this big elephant in the room that is the Not -So- Organized Closet:

1. Pull everything out of the closet-  I mean everything tops, bottoms, handbags, shoes
2.  Classify each clothing under the following categories:
   A.  Clothes That Don't Fit (DF)
   B.  Clothes I Don't Like Anymore(DL)
   C.  Clothes For Special Occasions- But the Occasion Never Came(SOBONC)
   D.  Clothes I Forgot Existed(FE)
   E.  Clothes I Still Wear(SW)
3.  Evaluate the items I have and try to find a shopping pattern-  Why do I have so many tops in the same color?  Why do I have all black pants?  Why did I fall for this matronly outfit?  What are the circumstances at the time I got the item? By doing this,  I will be able to figure out my shopping habits and never make the same mistakes again!
4.Put some items back in my closet.  I will also try to figure out what I will do with the clothes I did not put back in my wardrobe.  Do I give them to charity?  Put them up for consignment?
5. Figure out what items I am missing from my closet and buy them-  Do I need a day dress?  Do I need more skirts?

There you go guys!  I hope you will also do your closet cleaning like me and even use my classification system.  As it is said, only 20% of the clothes in a wardrobe are actually worn by the person!  That means you probably have items in your closet that you have completely forgotten about or ones that you need to get rid of -to make room for more!More in- fashion and even more valuable outfits!  Remember, the more closet room you have,  the more room you have for more clothes and shoes and most of all, the more reason you have to go shopping!!!


  1. Love it!:) for me it is easier said than done

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