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How to Build your Best Wardrobe: Part 1

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DIY your Own Closet Edit

I am a firm believer that a clean and organized closet can cut tons wasted time getting ready in the morning. As you can imagine, throughout the years I have done a lot of shopping and it all ends up in my closet! That’s why every season (or when I’m bored) I take a good look at what’s in my closet and decide what stays and what goes.

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The Five Piles you Must Make to Make your DIY Closet Edit Easy

Keep– these are the items you love, fit and are completely necessary in your current closet

Alter– these are the pieces which you haven’t worn because they don’t properly fit or flatter and can be taken to a seamstress for some inexpensive fixes ex. taken in, taken out, buttons replaces, hem shortened etc)

Sell -these are the items which are still in style, great condition and are designer but aren’t right for you anymore

Donate– these are the items that are in good condition, may or may not be in style and worthy of a consignment store to take them

Toss– these are the items that don’t make the cut into any of the other piles

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Here are some questions to ask when organizing your wardrobe

  • When is the last time I wore it? (If it has been more than 3 months and it isn’t super seasonal, you clearly don’t need it)
  • Do I still love it? (Even though you may have bought your item during a killer sale or paid way too much for it- do you love it enough to keep it?)
  • Does it fit? (This is HUGE- if it doesn’t fit you either won’t wear it or just look awful in it so either put it in a stack to be sent to the seamstress or get rid of it)

A DIY won’t cut it? Be sure to Check out Rose City Style Guide’s Closet Edit Services to help you build a better closet this season!

Photos by: Manifesto Photography

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Arica
    August 28, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    Great advice!

  • Reply
    Rebecca Anne
    August 30, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    What awesome tips! I need to do this.

  • Reply
    Victoria
    August 31, 2014 at 4:21 am

    Great tips and ideas! =)

  • Reply
    pearl jolly/pretty mayhem
    September 1, 2014 at 12:24 am

    Great tips, I try to purge my wardrobe at least twice a year. It’s hard to let go of things sometimes but it feels so good to have a de-cluttered wardrobe at the end of it!

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