3. Stay organized.

If your closet is a mess, it will be hard to find things and to create outfits. Keep all like items together. For example, all the shoes should be on shoe racks so that you can view them all at one, all the belts should be hung together and all the scarves should be folded together on a shelf or in a drawer, etc.

When hanging clothes, live by the same rules. I organize my closet just like we organize the racks at STA. My rack looks like this from left to right: tops and sweaters/sweatshirts (the few that are hung instead of folded), skirts/shorts, pants/jeans and finally, dresses. Within each category, I color-code from white to black. That way, I know where everything is and I can stand in front of the necessary section when I needed to add a top, bottom or accessory to an outfit in order to make a more informed decision.

Don’t forget to check back for the final installment! Volume IV is just around the corner…

~Marisa, Director of Styling, Second Time Around