|Yes, I organize my closet in the colors of the rainbow!|
If you go shopping haphazardly and end up with 5 pairs of black pants.. this FM post is for you!
It's imperative you take an "inventory" of everything you have. Pants, tops, dresses, even shoes and jewelry. No need to gravitate toward those black heels when you have 4 pair (I'm still working on that myself). If inventory seems weird to you -- just be glad you aren't taking inventory of a WHOLE store. Been there, done that many times!! Anyways, I hung out in my closet for a while to take inventory and actually had fun. (weird?)
Here's how to do it:
1. Separate your clothes, shoes and jewelry. You could even separate further ( i.e. dress pants, dresses, short sleeve tops, etc.)
2. Write down what you have. Especially if you have a lot of 1 item and really don't need to buy anymore!
3. When shopping, keep the list with you (or in your head). That way, you can buy items you don't have and think about combining your new buys with what's already in your closet. Hellooooo new outfits! :)
This is a great way to be organized and be more thorough when you're shopping. You can search for those great heels or that dress you know isn't similar to what you already have! I'm even putting together a 'fashion book' of sorts: clothing I already have, and my dream pieces I want to watch out for.
Try it, and let me know how it goes! I'd love to know!