Last week I made a post on how to do an in-depth closet purge. But what’s the point of doing a closet purge if you’re just going to let everything get disorganized? So here are 4 organization ideas so that you can get your closet in check!
1. Organizing by color
Organizing by color is a great idea if you have a limited color palette in your closet, if you enjoy creating color coordinated outfits, or if you just enjoy the aesthetics of having a color-coordinated closet.
To start, begin by removing all the clothes you have that are black, gray, or white. These will be the easiest to organize, as you can just sort them from darkest to lightest, or vice versa. Then the other colors can just be sorted as they would appear on the color wheel. I usually start with red and work my way over to purple, but you can choose any starting point that you like.
Sorting patterned pieces can be a bit trickier, but you have a few options. You can:
- sort it based on the dominant color of the pattern
- sort all your patterned pieces separate from your solid colors
- sort it based on other colors in the pattern
2. Organizing by season
Organizing your closet by season is great if you live in an area with clear seasonal weather, but if you live in a climate like mine (where there can be crazy temperature fluctuations) then you may want to try one of the other organization ideas.
To organize your closet by season, simply separate your hot weather clothes from your cold weather clothes!
If you’re like me and live in a place with a lot of weather fluctuations you could also sort your clothes in a gradation from warm to cool (or vice versa). For example:
sweaters → long sleeve t-shirts → short sleeve t-shirts → tank tops
3. Organizing by category
Next up is my favorite way to organize my closet: by category:
To organize my closet by category I simply separate my clothing by type, and I find that it makes putting outfits together a lot easier.
Here are some of the categories I use:
- tank tops
- short sleeve t-shirts
- long sleeve t-shirts
- trousers/slacks/dress pants
I like to combine the category organization with the color organization, since I tend to create highly color coordinated outfits.
4. Organizing by capsules
If you’re not familiar with the concept of capsule wardrobes/capsule closets, then here’s a brief explanation:
In a capsule closet a capsule is formed by using a limited amount of clothing pieces that can all be paired together, such as in this image example below:
If you’re more of a minimalist, organizing your clothes by capsule can work well for your lifestyle.
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