It’s been many years since I first posted about my trusty outfit list. Much has stayed the same over time. I still spend a big chunk of time – three or four hours – every couple of months going through my closet and assembling outfits. Shoes, tights, bottom, top, and some larger accessories if I can think of them at the time. And I still feel that this practice helps me to utilize, appreciate, and be more creative with the contents of my wardrobe. My visual style journal has more or less been replaced by my Pinterest account, where I add visually inspired outfits to my various boards.
Originally posted 2012-06-25 06:04:00.
Discussions of wardrobe organization always center on closets. How big is your closet? What kind of shelves and racks are inside? What gadgets do you use to keep it in ship shape?
But many of us have dinky, cramped, turn-of-the-century closets (see me waving my hand in the air?), and are forced to find other, creative ways to store and organize our goodies. Here are some of the most common non-closet clothing-storage solutions:
These monsters are, essentially, freestanding closets and are sometimes referred to as “wardrobes.” What better place to stash your clothes? The one shown above is among the most common layouts, with a cupboard-like section up top that typically features a hang bar and a drawer or two below. I’ve got one with sliding doors on both sides and shelving above the hang bar, so there are definitely variations on the theme.
Originally posted 2012-02-08 06:00:32.
Reader Gabrielle popped this one into the suggestion box:
I know you have offered up a few tips here and there about getting the most wear out of clothing before washing. Could you do a post devoted to these tricks? I remember one with DIY armpit protectors in a coat, and I just can’t seem to find it again.
You can see some of my other tips for wardrobe care here and here (although I’ve since reneged on the Woolite endorsement), but I’m happy to share a few more … with this important caveat:
Originally posted 2011-05-23 06:15:29.