Creating a Wardrobe That Brings You LIFE!

Today we have a special treat brought to us by a LFID team member, Sydney Kamaloski! If you haven't noticed from our team shoots or her adorable feed, Sydney has a killer sense of both personal style AND home organization, which includes your closet!

Back in December, I (Lauren) shared about my own personal style journey (definitely influenced by Sydney!), and about my winter wardrobe haul. You all were super into those posts, so we decided to do a couple more on fashion and personal style! I for one believe interior design and fashion go hand in hand. And so, Sydney is going to lend us some of her killer insights into how to create a wardrobe that brings you LIFE!

Shall we get to it? Here's Sydney...

Creating a Wardrobe that Brings You LIFE

When you step into your closet what are your first reactions?

Do you find yourself saying, "Meh, I practically wear this every day but I don't have anything else wear...sooo this will do." Or maybe something like, "Geesh! There's a ton of clothes in here! I really need to go through these some day..."

Don't worry, you're definitely not alone in this. One way or another, almost everyone has similar thoughts regarding their wardrobe situation, and I'm going to guide you every step of the way!

Now, let's create a wardrobe that brings YOU joy and erases the frustration, shall we?

I LOVE having a simple and minimalist staples in my wardrobe that I can swap out with different cardigans, neck scarves, you name it! For instance, you could wear a plain black t-shirt with your favorite jeans and toss a cardigan over the top, or adding a neck scarf with some classic black ankle booties - and BAM! You've got a whole new outfit!

Gather Everything

The first step when it comes to organizing your wardrobe is to collect ALL of your clothing and shoes into one place. That includes the socks tucked behind the dresser, the coat that never got hung back up, and the shoes by the front door. Once you have collected all of your clothing items and pairs of shoes, plop all of it onto a large surface such as a bed or folding table. Side note, I suggest making your bed ahead of time so nothing gets lost in-between the sheets - ha!

Now that you've gathered everything, it's time to separate into piles. You can either grab a tote or designate a space on the bed/table for each category. Like every professional organizer, I love making labels on either sticky notes or index cards so it's easier to remember which pile is which.