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Ok, now on to Part 1 of our collab (Parts 2 & 3 will be coming next week!). Kate, like most women, has a busy life – work, (incredibly adorable and sweet) babies, and family to take care of. Because of this, some organization tasks can get left behind – like a closet. As you ladies know, having an organized closet is essential to picking the perfect look. I helped Kate to edit, organize, and perfect her closet.
First, the dreaded before picture (and I’m sure you ladies can relate in some way – I know I can!):
When I enter a closet, my first step is to start grouping items into categories: dresses, tops, bottoms, shoes, and accessories. This allows me and the client to see exactly what he or she owns so that we can go though and pull out any unwanted or unneeded clothing. Once Kate pulled out any clothing she immediately knew she could discard, I got to work finding a place for each category of clothing. When each category had its selected place, I further broke down each category into subcategories: long sleeve shirts, short sleeve shirts, blouses, maxi dresses, work dresses, shorts, pants, skirts, etc. And if you’re like me, you will break down each sub-category further and organize by color or material.
Utilizing tools, such as a hanging rack, storage boxes, and cork lining, can assist in the process. Scroll through below and check out the “during” process.
As you can see, breaking the process down into mini-divisions allows you and client to see exactly what he or she owns. Once I prepared the closet for a final presentation, I had Kate go through her closet one more time and pull out any items she no longer wanted. Sometimes seeing what you have in an organized setting allows you to realize that some of those “iffy” pieces just aren’t necessary. I have to admit, Kate was cut-throat when it came to nixing items and I loved it! Check out the final product below!
Did I mention she has an insane shoe collection?
Our little helper for the day, Cato.
Ok, so there are a lot of pictures, but I’m a visual person. Make sure to head over to the DYG blog to see our full collab and my 5 Tips for a Polished Closet!
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