…is quite frankly. A mess. I am the “before” in wardrobe makeover programs.
The above is the current rotation that greets me daily. What you do not see is stored close by: knits are folded away in drawers. Coats and jackets are in a little coat room. Shoes line the standing mirror and the end of my bed (the rest are inside a vintage standing closet).
More clothes are downstairs in a basement hanging on clothes rails. I dream of one day swinging open double doors into an expansive space of multiple shelving systems and pared down clothes hung neatly in sections. I have seen the immaculate wardrobes of others and my mouth opens slowly in awe. I have also seen those who embrace a shabbier chic approach: items drape everywhere in a mish mash of stylish pieces that feels like a girl in a permanent state of fun try ons. For me it’s the latter aesthetic that appeals. The Aladdin’s cave imperfectness.
However there is a fine line between shabby chic and a big mess, hence the reason for this post.
I’m trying to think of the best way to organize everything. Should I group by color or by category regardless of color? I’m thinking by category first then each category by color. What do you do?
ps. Check my FB for a video peek of some fave pieces in the wardrobe.