It is the beginning of a new year, and to me that screams fresh start. Tis the season of goal making (you can find mine here), organizing, and simplifying. If you’ve seen any of my room tour posts, or have really been here for any stretch of time, you know I am sucker for all things organization. Minimalist is so my middle name. Just give me all things, clean + simple! When we moved into our new home, I really wanted to carry this mindset into my wardrobe. I didn’t want my Master Closet to turn into an episode of hoarders, when the rest of my house had such a simple vibe. So I knew it was time to simplify. You guys, I am LOVING it!! So today I wanted to share 5 of my tips to simplify your closet.
Tip #1 : If you put something new in, you have to take something old out.
Out with the old, in with the new 100% applies to your closet too. It is the easiest way to keep your wardrobe from taking over your closet. For the most part I try to stick to the same “category”. If I buy a new cardigan, than an old one has got to go.
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Tip #2 : Don’t have clothes just to be able to fill your space.
I would be the majority of women wear about 20% of the clothes they actually own. Why do we do that to ourselves? Before simplifying my closet, I will admit I was one to keep a top because “someday I might go to …”. To help simplify your closet, stick to the staple pieces you are going to get regular use out of. I’m not saying you can’t keep those special occasion pieces, but they should be the minority in your closet, not the majority.
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Tip #3 : Quality over Quantity
This closet simplifying tip might have a little more personal opinion to it. To me, I would MUCH rather spend the extra money on a piece of clothing that will last for years. Something that is timeless and the quality will truly stand the test of time. I want pieces I can wear the crap out of day in and day out and they hold up to the challenge. I would rather spend more money and have 3-4 quality sweaters than 7-8 that aren’t going to make it through one season. When it comes to your clothes, less is more!! Invest in pieces that will be staples for you and your style and work for years.
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Tip #4 : Less stuff in your closet = Less stuff in your head!
This “tip” is more like a revelation I had once I simplified my own closet. If your wardrobe is out of hand so it is creeping into hoarder territory, you will be more stressed out. Guaranteed. Think about your morning when you are picking out an outfit. If you have to sift through 20 tops and 10 pairs of identical jeans, you are going to get frustrated. Simplifying your options makes getting ready more efficient and less stressful.
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Tip #5 : ORGANIZE!!
Nothing makes me happier in my home than an organized space. So an organized closet is even better and one of my biggest tips to simplifying! I love to have things sectioned off into what they are. Everything has a place, so that makes both cleaning up and finding what you’re looking for easier. I also love to color coordinate, because not only is it more pleasing to the eye, but it makes throwing an outfit together so much easier!
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I really do believe that simplifying my closet has given me more clarity and less stress! So whether it’s from the overall feeling of clean and organized, or the time I’ve saved getting ready, I am loving it and know you will too!
photos : aubrey taiese