Hey beauty queens!! Today’s topic is one of my faves (as you probably know from previous posts..) MINIMALISTIC STYLE!! Today I’m focusing more on the closet part, and less on the style. Look for my Minimalistic Winter post coming soon!
ALRIGHT – first things first. Some minimalistic closet inspo!! The best part about having this type of closet is – you can make it anywhere!! If you have limited space in your room/apartment/house/closet you can just make your own closet or buy a free-standing rack which are so hot right now.
STEP 1 – PURGE YOUR CLOSET
Its time to sell or donate anything that you haven’t:
worn in 6 months – 1 year
First off, if you haven’t worn it in 6 months, you’re never going to. I always have a hard time with this one because I always have some weird excuse like “maybe I’ll wear it to a New Years party in Vegas one of these years…” and then I snap back to reality and realize thats never going to happen and I should probably get rid of it.
things that just don’t fit your body as perfectly as you’d like;
Sometimes things look amazing on the model while you’re online shopping, or the lighting was extremely dim while you were trying it on in the store. Whatever the issue is, if you don’t love it when you try it on at home, you’re never going to wear it out. It’s just taking up space in your closet that could be either cash in your pocket or room for something better that you’ll actually wear!
your ‘skinny’ clothes
Because lets face it, if you get skinny enough to fit into your pants from high school, then you’re going to treat yourself with a shopping spree! 💁🏽Get rid of those jeans that are just a little too uncomfortable to wear, and that super tight crop top that looks cute on a hanger but nowhere else.
Since I work at The Patch, which is a store that not only sells the best vintage & new clothing in my area (I’m one of the buyers for the store so maybe I’m a little bias😏🙌🏼) but it also gives you money for your gently used clothing. SO – I have become an expert at purging my closet! Andy always laughs how fast I fly through clothing because I’m constantly selling and buying stuff. Ladies.. I totally recommend googling your closest Consignment or Buy/Sell shop to get money for the clothing you don’t wear! You won’t ever miss those purple shiny leggings you bought at American Apparel for Homecoming, you might as well get money for them to buy Christmas presents!
Once you think there’s nothing else to get rid of, you’re going to follow these simple steps:
1. EMPTY YOUR CLOSET
I’m serious. On a day off, or when you have a few (3-8 for some girls😜) hours, take everything out of your closet and put it on your bed or middle of the floor, whatever works for you.
I find this is the most effective way to do it because:
You can see exactly how much junk you have.
You’ll be forced to evaluate every single piece.
You will have to clean it in order to use your space again.
2. SEPARATE BY CATEGORY
Categorize your items by type (pants, dresses, skirts). This will help because if you have 7 similar black skirts, you can probably get rid of 3.
3. CREATE PILES
Congrats!! The hardest part is over! Now I like to sort the clothing into 5 separate piles:
KEEP – TRASH – REPAIR – DONATE – SELL
KEEP – These are the items that you absolutely love & wear often.
TRASH – These are the items with stains, holes or damage that can’t be fixed.
REPAIR – These are the items that a button may have popped off or pants that need hemmed. I call this my ‘mom’ pile because she is a magician with the sewing machine. I think its because we’re both so petite that literally everything needs to be hemmed.
DONATE – These are items that you may have spent a good amount of money on, however, you just haven’t worn it in a while. It could be completely out of style or it doesn’t fit like it used to. This pile should be clothing that is still in decent condition, yet a Consignment shop wouldn’t give you money for it.
SELL – You may have items that you barely or never wore that can be turned into cash! Make sure to find out what your local Consignment shop is purchasing, and their rules for selling. A quick phone call will give you an idea of what to bring to them, and always be sure to wash everything and fold it neatly before bringing it in. To a buyer, it shows you treat your clothing well and it takes less time to go through it when its easy for them.
STEP 2 – FIND YOUR PERFECT CLOSET
Unless you have an amazing walk-in closet, you probably are stuck with a tiny one thats overflowing with clothing, and you’re forced to shove everything else in a drawer. Luckily, make-shift closets are a trend that everyones loving.
Check out some minimalistic closet pieces I adore:
Get this Wardrobe Rack here $299
Get this Shoe Ladder here $107
Get this Minimalistic Metal Closet here $50
Get this Minimalistic Free Standing Closet here $190
Get this Minimalistic Garment Rack here $90
Get this Display Rack here $200
Get this Rolling Garment Rack here $250
Get this Corner Hanging Bar here $40
Have an AMAZING weekend guys!! I am working on a Christmas Gift Guide post that will be up next week! ❤️