Fall Closet Refresh
Ah, mornings. Either we stare at a closet full of “nothing to wear,” or we reach for the same tired outfits. Professional organizers often arrange clothes by color. If you’re ready to put together some fall outfits, why not give it a try?
Arranging clothes by color instead of season or style creates an eclectic display. It’s easier to mix things up, experiment and cross the boundary of “dressing for the season.” You may discover that two pieces in the same color family make a beautiful monochromatic look. Or you might find that a spring dress can work in the fall when paired with a cropped leather jacket.
- You’ll be ready for transitional weather.
- You’ll save time.
- You’ll avoid duplicate garments and become aware of needed ones.
- Your closet will look beautiful.
Here's One Approach to Try
- From left to right, arrange garments in rainbow order: red, orange, yellow, green, blue and violet. You can then sandwich your rainbow between your neutrals: white on the left side of the closet (right before your red clothes) and brown, gray and black on the right side of your closet (right after violet).
- Place patterned pieces according to the most prominent color in the pattern.
- To complete the makeover, arrange garments by style within each color family. So, all the sleeveless tops in one color go together, as do blouses, pants, dresses and so on.
- Before organizing, standardize your hangers for a streamlined look. If you don’t want to replace mismatched hangers, try grouping them.
- Add an herbal sachet to keep clothes smelling fresh.
- Take a reference picture once the job is done—to help you adjust to the new organization, and maybe to show it off to your friends!