Here’s the Celeb-Approved Way to Organize Your Closet
Who, What Wear once again turns to organizational expert Lili Pettit to find out exactly why sorting closets by color can work so well in your closet. Take a look and pick up some inspiration to head into Spring with a clean, organized color-coordinated closet… celeb-approved style! Here are the three basic principles:
- When your clothes are color-coded, you instantly know where everything is with one quick glance. Organizing by color is aesthetically soothing to the eye, creating a calmness that helps take some of the stress out of searching for an outfit in the morning. When a closet lacks organization and color-coding, it poses an overwhelming sight that can redirect your mind and leave you feeling frazzled. Many cases of tardiness have resulted from the infamous problem: “I have nothing to wear!”. Yet, when your clothes are color-coded, you instantly know where everything is with one quick glance. This opens up the mental energy you need to efficiently get dressed for the day.
- The larger your inventory of clothes, the more difficult it becomes to navigate an unorganized closet. Color-coding is ideal for celebrities because they tend to have very large wardrobes. Imagine searching for your favorite black blouse in a walk-in closet containing 150 other blouses in no specific order. Needless to say, that could take a while. The larger your inventory of clothes, the more difficult it becomes to navigate an unorganized closet. Additionally, many celebrities have stylists whom come to their houses on a regular basis to put together outfits. In order for the stylists to perform to their highest potential, it is essential that they are able to easily locate all options and save time The fact that organizing by color photographs well is a pleasing bonus.
- Organizing by color is aesthetically soothing to the eye, creating a calmness that helps take some of the stress out of searching for an outfit in the morning. My favorite sorting method is to follow the rainbow color scheme: ROYGBV (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet). Generally, the clothes should be arranged from light to dark. Whites and creams will lead into pinks and light reds, continuing through the rainbow and ending with black. Colors such as brown and gray tend to be integrated on a situational basis, depending on the gradient of the client’s wardrobe. For example, if someone has a lot of taupe, light brown and brown, these colors would fit well after the whites and creams. If they only have a few darker browns, I would put them toward the end, just before black.