How To Curate Your Closet

Do you have a closet full of clothes, but you're not in love with any of it anymore?

 

If you're really honest, do you wear the same things over and over?

 

Do you believe it's important to have a wardrobe that makes you feel empowered?

If you answered yes to all the above questioned... keep reading...

 

It is part of self care to dress for you.  To dress in clothes that bring you joy and make you feel empowered.  Clothes that make you feel like you.

 

I can't pretend that I have a magical formula that will work for you.  We all have our own formulas that will work for our lifestyles.  I also can't pretend that it won't take time to find yours.  What I can do, is give you a place to start.  Below I will list a few things that I do on a regular basis to keep in check with my closet.  To make sure that I know it inside out.

 

MONTHLY

1.) I take everything out.  And I mean EVERYTHING.  It's crazy how quickly you forget what it's in your closet.  The secret is never to forget.  You want to know what's there.  Why?  You don't want to buy things you don't need for one, but it also allows you to know what you have to work with.  

2.) Get rid of anything you know deep down inside you won't be wearing anymore.  There is no point in holding onto anything that you are finished with. 

3.) Make sure you still have like items and colours together.  This really helps to know what is in there, makes selecting an outfit in the morning much easier too. 

4.) Check in with you basics.  Do you have a good basis in your closet?  Are there basics that are worn out?  Do you need to replace them?  Write this down somewhere so next time you go shopping or know of a good deal, you will still be buying with intention!

WEEKLY

1.) Get rid of clutter. Make sure your piles are neat and your closet is tidy.

2.) If you buy something new, something old must go.  That is one of my favourite rules.  It keeps my closet from overfilling. 

 

Need a formula for filling your closet?  I have shared mine below.  It's nothing complicated but it has helped me buy the right things when I go shopping. 

 

The bulk of your closet should be the clothes you live in most of the day.  For me it's the casual/about town stuff.  My favourite jeans, my favourite sweaters and lots of basics.  LOTS of basics! 
That's why you will see a lot of basic pieces in the Being You closet. 
I can't live without my basics. Why?  Because I build my outfit from there.  Basic t-shirts and even a basic button up shirt.  One you can dress up or down!  
Everything else branches off from here.  You have your "comfy casuals" and your "workout" on one end and your "step up your game" and "night on the town" on the other end.
Some pieces will definitely be able to overlap and some won't but that is why you won't and shouldn't have many of them.
I hope you find this helpful as you shop and build your wardrobe.  I am here to help!  Please ask!!  Remember - start with basics and shop with intent.  Always.