10 tips on how to organize your closet

My boyfriend and my family know that when they find me cleaning vigorously, I am probably quite stressed so I am cleaning out the apartment to de-stress or I go for a long run around the city, it usually happens couple of times a week so, well, at least I always have a nice and clean apartment and will hopefully get in shape for Summer ;)

This time I associate no stress with cleaning and organizing, I am rather excited to welcome the Spring in my closet by organizing it in a way it will fit my daily fashion needs as I usually change 2-3 times a day.

During my research I found some amazing tips for closet organization by true fashion experts so I decided to share them with you.

1. Edit Your Wardrobe
“Many women have closets bursting with pieces they haven’t worn in years. Be honest with yourself and donate anything you haven’t worn in the past year (with the exception of special-occasion items). You’ll have more space to organize a wardrobe of tried-and-trusted classics.”
Suzanne Timmins, senior vice president and fashion director for Lord & Taylor

2. Organize by category
“Organize by category—pants, sweaters, shirts, etc. This makes it easier to see all your options and potential combinations.” Saul Ortiz, visual director for Joe Fresh

3. Create uniformity with hangers
“Put everything in your closet on the same type of hanger, and hang everything in the same direction. When your closet has great flow, dressing becomes effortless and gives you a chance to see the possibilities.” Saul Ortiz, visual director for Joe Fresh

4. Arrange Categories by Color
“Arrange each section of your wardrobe by color, which makes it easier to put an outfit together. When organizing, think about small details that will help you navigate your closet, such as sleeve length; your tops should be hung starting with the shortest sleeves working into long sleeves.”
Lisa Missick, national stylist director at Nordstrom

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5. Display Jewelry in a Pretty Way
“Using trays for jewelry will help you see all your pieces at once. When mornings are rushed, you don’t always have the time to dig through boxes or jewelry chests to find that perfect piece.”
Lisa Missick, national stylist director at Nordstrom

6. Highlight the Pieces You Currently Love
“If there is a certain item, outfit, or trend you can’t get enough of right now, find a way to highlight the piece(s) in your closet—it can be as simple as keeping them front and center on your clothing rack. It’s a nice way to edit your closet and reminds yourself of what you are (fashionably) standing for this season.” Jennifer Ely, apparel merchandiser for Piperlime

7. Out Denim Instead of Stacking It
“If you have table surface to fill, try laying your denim versus stacking. It’s a great way to avoid overlooking certain jeans you own, and the end look is a fun alternative for your closet or dressing area.” Jennifer Ely, apparel merchandiser for Piperlime

8. Make Pieces That You Wear Less Frequently More Prominent
“Move all of the clothes you don’t wear to the front of your closet. Seeing them more will motivate you to wear them more.” Sharon Shemtov, personal shopping manager at Topshop

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9.Store Off-Season Items in a Separate Place
“Invest in storage bins that can be stowed away to create more space for current season clothing.” — Sharon Shemtov, personal shopping manager at Topshop

10.Have Fun With Your Shoe Collection
“Bookshelves are great for artful shoe organization. Display with fashion and art books for a curated boutique approach.” — Suzanne Timmins, senior vice president and fashion director for Lord & Taylor

On top of practical advices by experts I also plan to make a trip to Ikea to get some sheer shoe boxes and accessory compartments for belts, hats and clutches to beautify my newly cleaned Spring ready closet. :)

Source: Exactly How to Organize Your Closet for Spring, According to Top Fashion Merchandisers
by Megan Gustashaw.

Katarina Štimac, fashion blog – LaKatwalk