Make room for spring fashion with these closet organization tips from eDrop-Off founder Corri McFadden
CATEGORIZE Clean by category: tops, bottoms, dresses, shoes and accessories. Work on one type at a time. Once you have gone through all the categories, survey the overall lot. Do you have 10 black blouses but only one colored? Variety is key, so jot down some items and colors that you can bring into your closet. Make a quick Pinterest board of looks and items you could rotate into your wardrobe to inspire you — you’ll be surprised at what a colorful silk scarf or shiny new necklace can do when putting on your repeated black button-down.
BAG AND CONSIGN The best time to closet clean is at the beginning of the season. Here is what sells in spring:
Boots: An ankle bootie will sell year-round. Just because you aren’t stomping in the snow, doesn’t mean a bootie can’t be paired with a sundress. Also, many women love to wear a boot at night.
Coats: Lighter weight coats will still sell. Buyers on the West Coast think less by season (anything that dips below 50 is considered chilly!) This applies more to waist-level coats, so store your floorlength wools and furs to sell at the beginning of next winter.
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JUST TRY IT ON Take a photo of yourself in the outfit and view it on a larger computer screen (not your tiny iPhone). If you’re still in doubt, text it to your most brutally honest friend, or file it and view the next day. If it’s not Instagram-worthy, you know the answer: Get rid of it!