Picture this: you’re going through your closet to find the perfect New Year’s outfit, but your closet is too disorganized to find anything! You sift through your wardrobe and wonder when was the last time you wore some of these clothes, even stopping to stare at a couple of pieces with holes and stains. “Why do I still have these?” You think to yourself.
Finding a casual outfit for New Year’s Eve shouldn’t be a chore, and in this article, we’ll go over how you can get your closet ready for the new year.1. Clean Out Your Closet
Start by taking everything out of your closet and giving it a thorough cleaning. This will give you a blank slate to work with and help you see what you already have. Cleaning out your closet is the best way to get a clear vision of how you will reorganize your closet. It can also ease the stress of looking at a cluttered closet.
A cleared-out closet makes it easier to deep clean your closet before reorganizing it.2. Sort Through Your Current Wardrobe
Go through your clothes and get rid of anything that no longer fits or that you haven't worn in the last year. We know how hard goodbyes are, especially regarding clothes, but there’s no point in holding onto things you haven’t used in a while, no matter how cute they may be!
To sort through your wardrobe, start by pulling out all the items and laying them out in front of you. Then, sort through the items and divide them into piles based on whether you wear them frequently, occasionally, or rarely.
Donate or sell these items to make room for new clothes and help someone else enjoy your old pieces simultaneously! After weeding out your wardrobe, organize the remaining items by categories, such as tops, bottoms, dresses, and outerwear, and put them back in your closet or drawers.3. Organize Your Clothes by Type and Color
Organizing your wardrobe by color and type will make it easier to find what you're looking for and create a more cohesive look in your closet. Start your New Year with a uniform closet so you can come back and add to it without hassle!
For example, you can have long and short sleeves separated and keep your layering tee collection in its own place so that they’re easier to find. Color coding is also essential when putting together an outfit in a rush!
If you’re looking for other ways to organize your closet, here are a few:
- By season: Group your clothing by the season in which it is typically worn. This can help you access items more easily when needed and free up space in your closet for the current season's clothing.
- By function: Sort your clothing by its function, such as workwear, weekend wear, formal wear, and loungewear. This can help you plan your outfits for the week or specific events.
- By frequency of use: Arrange your clothing by how often you wear it. Keep the items you wear most often within easy reach, and store items that you wear less frequently in a different location, such as in a storage bin or on a high shelf.
Invest in some storage solutions, such as shelves, hanging organizers, and storage boxes. These storage options will help keep your closet clutter-free. Once your storage is set up, designate certain boxes or drawers for specific clothing items. For example, you should keep your Halftees in one place to keep track of them more easily.
You should also get matching hangers while shopping for more storage. Mismatched hangers clutter your closet and disrupt the natural flow, not to mention it just doesn’t look good.
Give your closet sleekness and uniformity with cute, matching hangers that complement your closet’s aesthetic — you’ll be surprised at the difference this seemingly small step can make!
Here are some more cute ideas for closet storage!
- Drawer organizers: These can be used to separate and organize items such as socks, underwear, and t-shirts. Look for organizers with dividers or compartments to help keep things separate and tidy.
- Shoe organizers: There are many shoe storage options, including over-the-door organizers, shelves, and stackable bins. Choose a method that works for the size and layout of your closet and the number of shoes you need to store.
Take stock of any gaps in your wardrobe and list the items you need to buy to round out your collection. Stick to classic, versatile pieces that will last for multiple seasons — this is the perfect time to start a layering tee collection!
When shopping for new clothes, choose pieces that can be mixed and matched to create a variety of outfits. This will give you more options and help you get more mileage out of your wardrobe.6. Stay Organized and Create Good Habits
Finally, keep your closet organized on an ongoing basis by regularly cleaning and decluttering. This will save you time and stress in the long run and ensure that your closet is always ready for new additions.
Having a cluttered closet year-round can be a hard habit to kick, but creating good habits will make next year’s revamp go more smoothly. One fantastic tip you can use to build healthy habits is to pick out your outfit in advance, so you’re not going through your options in a rush and throwing things around.
Celebrate the New Year With New Additions From Halftee!
If you need some new pieces to add to your wardrobe for the new year, check out our selections at Halftee! Putting together the perfect modest outfit is a breeze with our different styles of layering shirts.Whether you prefer long or short sleeves, we have options in different colors to accommodate your styling needs. Get in touch with us if you have any questions, and get your layering on today with Halftee!