Posts Categorized: organize

Reader Request: Wardrobe Cycling

Why you should consider cycling your wardrobe seasonally.

Reader Sara sent me this request via e-mail:

You have mentioned before that you have a lot of clothing and some is in storage. I also have a lot of clothing and plenty of storage space–but instead of put away, all my clothes are in piles and baskets around the house. I haven’t quite figured out what to store! Like you, I love layering and I love my clothes. But as is, with all of them out, a bunch don’t get worn because they are at the bottom of over crowded drawers, backs of over crowded closets, or in laundry baskets. I am hoping some sort of seasonal rotation could cure this problem. If you have a system for cycling and storing your wardrobe, do share! read more

Originally posted 2010-08-17 05:22:00.

Reader Request: Effective Inventories and Honed Style


Beautiful reader Elisabeth wrote in with this fabulous request:

I’d love to see your interpretation of this kind of exercise for women (like me!) who keep buying the same black cardigan and long sleeve T over and over again. If I (or anyone) were to make an inventory of the clothes that we own, what kinds of questions should we be asking ourselves after the list has been made?

My personal issue is that I love clothes and get inspired by what I see on on other women and on fashion blogs, but I always end up buying things that do not make me feel stylish. My desired image does not match what is in my closet. And it’s not a matter of finance – I don’t have expensive taste in clothes or shop too little or too much. I just don’t know how to assess what I really want to add to or discard from my wardrobe. So, I was thinking, as a style-savante, you might have some tricks up your sleeve for training your readers to know their own personal style-sense a bit better, and suggesting how to decide how to buy new clothes or use the items we already have to create the look we want. read more

Originally posted 2010-07-05 05:45:00.

Reader Request: Letting Go of Closet Misfits

How to get rid of clothes that just don't work anymore
An anonymous commenter dropped this doozy into the suggestion box:

How do you know when it’s time to let an item of clothing go? Either something you’ve worn and loved, or something that you’ve held onto waiting for that magical right piece that will convert your closet orphan into a fabulous outfit?

I’ve mentioned quite a few times that I don’t personally subscribe to the “if you haven’t worn it for a year, get rid of it” rule. And there are several reasons for that. read more

Originally posted 2010-05-14 05:36:00.