Whenever a new season starts, I like to get my wardrobe in order. Packing up stuff, getting things out of boxes that I need. I love to organize so I have a clear overview of all the options I have. Like I said in Mondays posts, this is a way for me to have less choices in my day to day life. I like to keep my daily choices to a minimum so I can use all that thinking for building my business.
But it is also great to see what you are missing, what needs to be replaced or fixed. Are there items you don’t wear anymore? This will all lead you to having a more organized daily life. This is how I organize my curated closet for fall 2019:
SWITCH OUT THE SEASONAL ITEMS
I’ve written about this before but every season I start with switching out all my seasonal items to start organizing my curated closet. Everything that I can only wear in the summer or spring is going into a big box. I do try to buy items that I can wear all year around but certain items like shorts I just can’t wear in the winters where I live.
At the end of spring I also packed away items that I can only wear in the winter. So that is going back into my closet. After I wash them or give them some pricing up with my steamer.
WHAT IS MISSING FROM MY CURATED CLOSET
Before you even start making a wish list for fall 2019, think back to last year. What were the items you were missing in your closet? Are there any basics that you need? This will be the base of what you can buy for your fall capsule wardrobe. Are there any on trend pieces you want to add to your curated closet? And do they mix in with the rest of your wardrobe?
I always use my Curated Wardrobe printable in which I’ve created the blueprint of my wardrobe. Then I make a mood board on Pinterest — mostly for fun — and then check online stores for items that I need and want.
TIP: A great way to start organizing your curated closet — or future one — is to grab the problem by its root: not overspending on items you do not need. To get a sense of what you need and want to have in your wardrobe, I’ve created a Curated Wardrobe printable in which you can easily establish your personal style. When you create a curated wardrobe, you’ll end up with items you will actually wear and you have to spend less time organizing your closet every new season.
Download my FREE printable below. There are no hidden catches, you just click on the link and can save it to your laptop, tablet or mobile. If you use it and share it on Instagram, make sure you take me @fionagobbo in your post! I would love to see how it worked for you. Leave a comment below or on Instagram if you have any suggestions.
ITEMS THAT NEED TO BE REPLACED OR FIXED
Once you have all the items you put away back in your closet, it’s a good idea to go through your curated wardrobe and check the items. Do some have holes in them? Or discoloration? Maybe a stain from that fun dinner?
Sometimes these items can still be revived. There are lots of home remedies you can use to get stains out of items, especially discoloration by sun screen or sweat — all the fun summer things. Dishwasher rinse is actually really good against sweat stains in white shirts.
ALSO READ: THE CURATED WARDROBE: SHOP YOUR OWN CLOSET
WHAT CAN YOU DONATE
If an item really cannot be saved, you can choose to donate or recycle. Never just throw away your textiles, there is always a way that they can be recycled or re-used. Same with items you don’t want in your closet. Donate them. Always check the organization guidelines if you can actually donate all the items you want to donate. Some organization don’t take in certain types of textiles.
Finding donation options in your city or town has become really easy with the internet. They are just one Google search away. I personally have donated at H&M but in the future I want to donate more to a local organization. However, since I’ve been using my Curated Wardrobe printable I don’t make any wrong purchases.
TAKING CARE OF YOUR CURATED CLOSET
Every fall season I start with giving all my fall & winter items a little love and protection. You can read in this post how I do it. I have a couple of items that are essentially my caring kit for all the items in my curated wardrobe:
• Philips steamer: I don’t iron clothes because for some reason I’m really bad at it. However, I love to steam everything. I use my steamer to refresh my clothing or to get wrinkles out before I hang them in my closet. You can also take this particular steamer with you on holiday.
• Waterproof spray: Your go-to product to make sure that your leather items will live a long life. I get mine from the Hema but you can get them honestly anywhere. And you can also get them with or without color.
• Suede brush: Before you even spray anything on your suede items, make sure you brush it. Make sure you brush the suede in one direction because otherwise you will damage the fabric.
• Sweater piller: Sweaters — especially the ones with synthetic fibers — can start to pill. Also friction from wearing can also cause pilling. A sweater piller is a handy little tool to revamp your knitwear.