Are you the kind of person who dresses by deciding which colour would go with the pieces you've already decided to wear that day? If so, then organising your wardrobe by colour may be for you.
Getting a wardrobe organised is all about helping you find what you’re looking for as quickly as possible. Organising by colour is absolutely one of those steps, but there is an added bonus: when your clothes are organised by colour, your wardrobe looks even more beautiful and calming.
Organising your wardrobe by colour is a great way to stay across is already there. Picture: Getty
Here are the steps to turning your overrun wardrobe into an organised dream.
1. Pull out all the clothes in one category
Start from one end of the wardrobe and work toward the other. Decide on a category of clothes (for example, blouses) and pull out every item in that category and put it on your bed.
2. Assess each piece
Examine each piece and make sure it satisfies each of these criteria: Is it still in style? Is it in good shape? Does it currently fit you? Do you love it? If the item fails on any of those questions, set it aside and accept that it’s time to let it go – either through donation or sale.
Your wardrobe should only have items that you love, that fit you and that you feel great in, otherwise the truth is that – no matter what you tell yourself – you simply will not wear them.
3. Group each colour
Organise remaining items by first grouping all of the black items, then all the white items, and then follow the standard ROYGBIV code (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet). This colour code is naturally pleasing to the eye and will help you quickly and easily find items that match perfectly.
How many black blouses does one person actually need? Picture: realestate.com.au
4. Let go of any duplicates
Do one last check to make sure you don’t have too many of a similar item (ie., how many black blouses are appropriate given the amount of wardrobe space you have?). When you arrange like items together you will probably discover you tend to buy multiples of the same item. Make sure the clothes in your wardrobe have room to breathe.
5. Repeat this process for each type of clothing
At the end of this process, you should have a wardrobe of clothes that looks great and makes it easy for you to find whatever you’re looking for. A well-organised and colour-coded wardrobe may seem a little too much for you, but you’d be surprised at how relaxing and welcoming such a closet can be.
Organising by colour gives you the full picture of the clothes you already own. Picture: Getty
6. Consider lighting
Finally, have you installed one of those battery-operated lights that comes on when you open the wardrobe door? They’re a great addition to any closet and will shed new light on your beautiful new space!