• Closet Revamp!

It's not about fashion, it's not about the label, it's about putting something on that leaves you ready to confidently face the world. - Danie Williams-Rivera @letter2self

I firmly believe that a big part of day to day confidence is looking your best. I’m not suggesting plastering your face with makeup or wearing high end clothes… but taking care of yourself and dressing/presenting yourself in a way that makes you feel good and feel confident. You’ve heard the phrase, “dress for the position you want, not the one you have”? Well, it’s kind of that theory, but with life. It’s not about fashion, it’s not about the label, it’s about putting something on that leaves you confidently ready to face the world. Walk out of your house each morning ready to face anything.

For me, a big part of that was figuring out my personal style. I’ve always been a bit eclectic and I love shopping at Goodwill and thrift shops to find things I like, but I’ve also felt like my clothes were a big hodgepodge of style and nothing was cohesive. To make matters worse, I’m always running around haphazardly in the morning and end up just grabbing whatever is highest on my pile of clothes and wearing that, leaving 90% of my closet untouched 90% of the time.

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Each hanger has an entire outfit, including accessories, hanging together. (It also frees up a lot of closet space).

I found a solution in one of the blogs I read about closet organization. She suggested to set up your closet in outfits. On each hanger is a full outfit ready to go (including accessories), all you have to do is grab and get dressed. I decided to give it a go and spent a few hours one Saturday setting up my closet in outfits, taking extra care to use clothes I didn’t wear often. The only thing I did differently than what her blog suggested is to keep my jeans and tanks in the drawer, because I didn’t have enough to go around, but made note of which outfits needed a tank and/or a pair of jeans. I also didn’t necessarily pick out the shoes, as a Wisconsin winter makes shoe choices unpredictable. After I was done I had 39 outfits ready to go… and I still didn’t even use up all my clothes! I was shocked. I had no idea I had so many clothes!! It not only put things into perspective, but between all the clothes I realized I actually own and my Gwynnie Bee subscription, I’ll never have a need to shop for clothes again! LOL!

I’ve been using this organization method and I’ve been wearing my outfits now for a few weeks and it has been great. Getting ready in the morning is easy, I just have to grab a hanger and go. I feel more confident and put together. As a major bonus, I’ve been able to hone my style and wear really fun outfits that feel like me!

Would you / have you reorganized your closet like this? Do you have another organization technique you like?

XOXO,

Danie

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49 thoughts on “Closet Revamp!

  1. Jin

    Excellent read, I just passed this onto a friend who was doing a little research on that. And he just bought me lunch since I found it for him smile Therefore let me rephrase that: Thanks for lunch!

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    1. letter2self Post author

      Absolutely! Let me kn ow if you try it and what you think of it! It saves me a bunch of time in the morning! :-)

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  2. randomlittlefaves

    That’s a really great tip! I wouldn’t have thought to organize my closet like that! But, I am bad at buying pieces instead of outfits and I pretty much live in jeans everyday (fortunately, my office is a casual environment!). But, this has inspired me to try to figure out a new system to make finding things easier! Thanks for the share!

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    1. letter2self Post author

      I’m usually a pieces rather than outfits kind of gal myself, as I like to mix and match! Let me know what system works best for you! :-)

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    1. Danie

      It is! It can even go down to the under garments! If you are wearing something uncomfortable underneath… or ill-fitting, it makes you feel all kinds of yuck! :-)

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  3. Nina

    Putting together all the outfits at once actually sounds kinda fun. Right now I’m pregnant, and a stay at home mom, so I’m ok with just grabbing the same clothes to wear over and over 😉 I’m gonna pin this for later and try using it for my kids when they’re school age though!

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    1. Danie

      It was actually a lot of fun, I have to be honest. I look forward to making new outfits when I’m putting away laundry! I also don’t make outfits for the weekends… those are always the same – jeans and T-shirts or yoga pants! :-) Congrats on being preggo!

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  4. Erin

    I LOVE this idea! I absolutely want to try this! Thanks for the idea :) As a side note, I’m in Wisconsin too! I definitely understand about the weather. You won’t catch me leaving the house in anything but boots these days!

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    1. Danie

      Absolutely, either a week at a time or every time you do laundry, set up more outfits. You definitely don’t need a lot of clothes, but setting it up this way will help rotate the accessories and other pieces. Let me know how if works for you!

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  5. Jenn

    Wow. I’ve never heard of doing this before. The furthest I get is thinking about what I’m going to wear the night before 😉 This would really save me time in the morning though.

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  6. Breanna

    Sooo…can you come organize my closet now? Currently clothes are in a heaping pile all over the floor as I transition from my maternity clothes back to normal clothes! This is very helpful though – I’m going to have to give it a try!

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    1. Danie

      HAHA! If it makes you feel better… though my closet is immaculate, I have a HUGE clothing pile on a chair in our room that either needs to be re-hung/re-outfitted or go into the wash… it might happen this weekend! 😉

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  7. Charlotte

    OMG, what an incredible idea! I never would have thought to do this but I love the idea of putting in the effort initially which takes away the guesswork in the mornings.

    Brilliant :)

    Thanks for this!

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  8. ohsosavannah

    Fantastic idea! I’m like you were in the sense of never wearing most of my closet and just grabbing what’s on top of the laundry basket – makes for a pretty boring presentation on my part! Also, it’s one of my goals to define my style as well as purging and organizing my closet so I find this post very helpful and inspiring! (:

    Savannah | ohsosavannah.com

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    1. Danie

      Awesome! It definitely sounds like what I was going through when I decided to take this on. Still not 100% on my style, but this has definitely helped! Let me know if you try it and if it helps! :-)

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  9. rsrote

    I like the plan to set up the whole outfit….as there are many thing I mix and match –I can set up about four days ahead–I don’t think I could do the whole closet like this!

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  10. Old World New

    This is such a great idea! As I am indecisive, it would be hard to put the outfits together and then stick to them, because I dress according to my mood in the morning, but this would definitely be worth a try to have several portions to choose from so that I’m not throwing clothes all over the pace like a mad woman every. single. morning hahaha

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    1. Danie

      Have to say, that was the BEST visual! Throwing clothes all over the place like a mad woman! :-) Thanks for commenting and let me know if you try it!

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  11. bethietheboo

    I’m actually working on this right now! I’ve been taking one type of clothing at a time and trying to organize/get rid of/cull my wardrobe and it’s going pretty well so far. Sometimes it’s just necessary!

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  12. lderringer

    I need to reorganzie my closet so bad. It needs a good clean out. I love this idea! I plan on spending a day off soon trying on every single thing I own and deciding what to keep and what needs to go.

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