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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

closet challenge {take 1}

I have a lot of clothes. I know I'm not alone in having a closet full of clothing. If I don't think about it, I may not even wear a good portion of what is in my closet. Thankfully, I'm not alone in realizing I need to make a conscious effort in actually wearing EVERYTHING in my closet thanks to Hayley who first pointed this out in her eBook The No Brainer Wardrobe earlier this year.

Last month, Jen introduced an idea she calls the Closet Challenge and I love it! I have been participating, chipping away at wearing every.single.piece of clothing in my closet. Rather than going shopping when I want a new style or look, I "shop" my closet first. I've put together outfits I hadn't thought of before.

Here's how I'm tackling the Closet Challenge:
>> I don't take a photo of every outfit I wear (I haven't taken any outfit photos to be honest)
>> To track worn items, I turn around my coat hangers
>> I don't always plan my outfit the day before
>> I wear items on the hanger backwards
>> Sometimes I start with an accessory (or more than one) I love to wear

My closet isn't glamorous by any means. We've talked about building new his & hers closets since we have a very large bedroom, but it hasn't happened yet. Because my husband and I share one closet, I find myself cleaning it out more often.

I organize my closet by:
1 - scardigans, shirts (loosely grouped by color)
2 - pants + skirts + blazers
3 - shoe rack (I also have a shoe rack on another door in our room)
not pictured: dresses (on far right)

I'm linking up with Jen and Erika today for the Closet Challenge


  1. I like your little accessory rack! And keeping your clothes organized by type is a good way to do it! I organize mine by color though--for me, I just seem to remember wear specific pieces are that way!

  2. Making progress! That's smart to start with an accessory. I've never thought of that! And I SO want his and hers closets someday. My grandparents have them and they are amazing!

  3. i wish my husband and i had separate closets haha!!

    Sandy a la Mode

  4. i LOVE that accessory rack. and girl, your closet is way more organized than mine!


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