These days, pictures of beautifully organized closets can be found on almost any media-sharing platform, but I have yet to come across a good “How-To” on the dreaded closet space. If you are a person who cares at all about organization, or fashion ( I happen to be both), the closet can be quite the challenge.
But, I have finally found the best way to maximize my closet potential! And although color coding did make my closet look quiet lovely for a while. it just wasn’t working out. I was focusing too much on the color of what I was looking for, rather than the garment itself. It seems silly, but I structure my outfits based on WHAT I’m wearing, more than what colors to wear. So on a whim, I decided to redo my entire wardrobe, and this was the result!
The picture quality isn’t super BUT its looks great in real life.
- Top shelf was full of shenanigans, I genuinely don’t remember what was going on!
- All my pants were in the hanging shelves (right)
- Tees were all in my dresser (not pictured but directly left of my closet)
- Tops, dresses, some pants, skirts were all hanging color coded.
- The problem: Have you ever tried to hang a t-shirt? A regular tank top? Extremely annoying! And having my split tops between the hangers in the closet and my dresser. meant having to look in two places for my tops, and it always made me feel like I had less than I do (cue: “I have nothing to wear!!”)
- Top shelf is for all my sweaters, sweatshirts, and big tees/pajama tops
- All my pants (including skirts, shorts and active-wear bottoms) are in my dresser drawers
- Dresses, fancy tops, anything that buttons down, tops with flow-y fabric, and anything with structure is hanging. In order from left to right: dresses, jackets, cardigans, long sleeved tops, long sleeved blouses, short sleeved blouses, cropped tops, sleeve-less blouses
- Basic tees and more fold-able items in the hanging shelves. In order from top to bottom: short sleeved tees, long sleeved tees, tanks and camis, polos, and the last two shelves are random, stay at home clothes
The Solution: Although it doesn’t have the same look as the color coding i have before, I love this system because it feels very department store: Top-wise, I can see everything own in one place and pick from categories, The trick is to color-code within each category.
A little high maintenance? Maybe. But it works for me!
This of course doesn’t include accesories, shoes etc (they’re all hidden away) but this is the meat of it.
216. Full Circle
too much drama
too many tears
and 3000 later, and its all coming full cirlce.
I’m going home.
For the first time ever, I’m going home to a place that has memories and history attached to it, and I’m not the same person i was last year.I mean, I’m not even the same person i was four months ago. I may be on a flight tomorrow, but i think that I’m learning to use my own wings to fly.
Here’s hoping that home accepts this new me. Here’s hoping that the new me can except my old home. Here’s hoping that when i leave this place, it wont be the last time i see it. Here’s hoping that my first semester in college was more than a series of mistakes. Here’s hoping that he’ll still be here when I return.
One last look through my dorm window, and then I’ll be gone.
191. I got the swag and it’s pumpin out my ovariessss
oh just so you guys know, I’m loving California
190. And they stay there
i miss him. i dont know which him i meanr yet. No one texts me back from home and i thought that at least one of you reliable. i wanted college to be a fresh start, not a solitary one. but youre both distant as anything and lets be honest - it hurts.
just because i left you in Maryland doesnt mean our friendship should have stayed there. and that goes for the both of you
I’m going to college bitches.
and aint no capitalism money shenanigans gonna stand in my way.
take that Adam Smith
187. I’m just not sure that you’re reliable.
But it doesn’t matter right now because I still miss you and you’ve been an amazing friend. This is what we’re supposed to be doing now - going to college and learning about outrselves through other people and missing the shit that we took advantage of for so long. And it’s okay, because I’ve got my music to keep me company in the interim and others who are more reliable than you are.
So what am I afraid of? This is sposed to be what dreams are made of… And you promised me you would never change.
186. Story of my Life
I’ve started to look at my situation with a kind of hilarity. I guess it doesn’t matter that I was graduation speaker, or in the top 6% of my class or that I dream of going Ivy and that Ilve been wanting this for years. I’m at the mercy of things that don’t matter like nationality and numbers. I’m being held back by things that don’t matter on the larger scale. If everyone could see how big these dreams of mine are, then maybe it would make a difference. Or maybe it wouldn’t.