Now that spring is officially here, I have finally removed the last vestiges of my winter from my closet, and it feels AMAZING! Of course, that means it will probably snow this weekend. Ha! (I really do hope that’s a joke.)
Admittedly, our weather is still up and down here in Philly, but I’ve spent the past two months styling spring clothes, and I’m ready to start wearing them. I’m about at the point where I’m going to wear spring clothes whether the weather cooperates or not.
I love the feeling of getting my closet completely switched over, and I always get lots of questions about it, so after I got it organized, I took some pictures.
Bear in mind, I have more clothes than the average woman because I need a variety to work with in order to style new outfits for blog posts and try-on hauls.
And of course, my closet is never static. I’m always cycling things through so that it doesn’t get too overwhelming, but as it stands now, this is what you see when you walk into my closet.
The drawers house my undergarments, socks, pajamas, and workout tops and shorts; and the bottom one is a laundry hamper. The center shelves are full of sweaters in the fall-winter season, but for now, I only have sweaters on the bottom shelf.
Then I put tank tops and shorts on the next shelf, and some leggings and joggers and sweatshirts on the next. The top shelf just has a few random items I’m holding onto to see how they fit after my surgery, which is next week. Eeeek!
As we progress into summer, I’ll probably spread the shorts and tanks out across two shelves. And the sweaters will move to the top shelf because I won’t be wearing them as much as I am now.
That middle section is flanked on either side by hanging space for tops and pants, and then I have my shoes on the left wall.
My blue and white jeans are all hung on top. This configuration makes it easier to see what I have because the pants don’t stick out as far as the tops do. The jeans are currently arranged dark to light, but I tend to move them around as I wear them, and the ones I don’t wear as often usually end up in the back.
I have my tops on the bottom hanging rack, arranged light to dark. When I feel like I’m forgetting what I’ve got in the back, I switch them around and hang them dark to light. That may sound weird, but it helps.
I arranged my shoes differently this season. I used to organize them by type of shoe and then by color, but this year I tried doing it entirely by color, with the exception of the sneakers at the bottom.
And I didn’t know what to do with those bright colored shoes, so they’re sort of stuck in the middle somewhere. Also, I haven’t reached for them at all. Old habits die hard, I guess. I still really prefer a neural shoe.
So far, it’s working out okay this way, but I think I prefer to have similar styles together. I feel like it’s easier to pull outfits together that way. No matter what I do, it’s hard to see what’s on the top, so they tend to get forgotten.
To the right side of the drawers, I hang my non-blue and white jeans and pants in the top section. In other words, black, grey, and olive. I used to keep all jeans on the left side with the white and blue, but I tend to keep more jeans nowadays than I used to, so I spread them out.
Underneath the jeans are my jackets. I have amassed quite a collection! I read somewhere that having a variety of jackets is the secret to having stylish, put-together looks, and I’ve found that to be true. I like having a bunch to choose from, especially for going-out looks.
You can pretty much wear the same t-shirt and jeans and just change the jacket and look like you’re wearing a new outfit every day. I still like to have a variety of jeans and t-shirts, but they have a way of all looking the same. Having different jackets really does help keep it interesting.
Over on the right wall, I have two shelves, where I keep some of my handbags. The rest are downstairs in my office. These are the shelf dividers I’m using up there. And as you can see, my belts are hung on the wall with a Command Hook.
Then I have longer hanging space below that. That’s where my dresses and jumpsuits go. And because I don’t keep a lot of dresses, I’ve also hung some of my workout jackets and long sleeve workout shirts there for easy access, but I will be putting some of those away soon.
My fuzzy leopard print Barefoot Dreams cardigan is also tucked in there, although I’ve actually found myself hanging that on the other side, under my jeans. My Athleta Pranayama Wrap is also hung over there; I wear one of the two every morning over my pajamas.
So yeah, that’s about it! I have a dresser in my bedroom where I keep some of my out of season clothes, as well as items I don’t wear much — like extra pajamas and workout gear, shapewear and strapless bras, bathing suits, etc. But everything I wear in a regular basis goes in my closet. It’s so much easier to figure out what to wear when it’s all together in one place.
And I always get asked about my hangers. They’re wood-look plastic coat hangers, and I love them, but they were discontinued and I can’t find anything else quite like them. They’re thin and lightweight, and I love how they look and also how easy they are to use. Everyone loves the velvet kind, but I don’t like how my clothes “stick” to them. I prefer my clothing to slide easily on and off my hangers.
Shop My Closet
This isn’t everything in my closet, but it’s a pretty good representation of what I have and the pieces I would want to replace if I had to start over right now.
Tops & Sweaters
Jackets & Cardigans
Jeans & Pants
Shorts & Skirts
Shoes & Sandals
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