Ville Magazine l Insider Access for City Lifestyle Mar/Apr 2016 / People Issue - Page 66
ONE LAST THING
PILE IT ON
My number one tip is to first go through every item in your closet and
make 3 piles: items you love, items you need to try on again, and items
you never liked in the first place.
The “love pile” is a no brainer. Keep those items hanging in your closet
and wear often. Be sure to check if some of these loved pieces are
starting to pill, fade, look too worn, or are simply dated and need to
go. The “need to try on again” items are ones you sometimes wear but
need a reminder whether they are worth keeping. If you fidget with
the fit, have to ask yourself multiple times whether it should stay, it’s
time to let it go.
For the last pile, be very honest with yourself. If it’s too small, too big,
doesn’t make you feel good, makes you self-conscious, or if it just
doesn’t fit your lifestyle anymore, donate it. When sorting through this
pile, don’t think about the price tag or who gave it to you. Just put it in
the donation bag and don’t look back.
CHANGE OF THE SEASONS
The next step to opening up more room in your closet is to put away
the clothing and accessories that are off-season. Why keep everything
in sight that you aren’t wearing at the moment? Go through your items
and separate them by spring/summer and fall/ winter. If there is a silky
print top you can pair with bright shorts on the beach, but can also be
layered with a cozy cardigan for fall, you can wear this top all year. Pack
the obvious winter items which include wool coats, tall boots, holiday
prints, and chunky sweaters.
Clear plastic bins that fit under your bed can be a great option, but
find another storage area away from your closet if that’s already
full. You will discover that th \