Why A Color-Coordinated Closet Is Necessary and How Exactly To Do It

If your closet feels more like storage than a room you’d show off on a tour of your home, it’s time for an upgrade.

Image via Simple Spaced

Image via Simple Spaced

Your closet should be organized, stylized, and carefully mapped out like your kitchen or living room, but the thought of re-working so many clothes and accessories can get overwhelming.

There’s one thing you can do to shift the energy and appearance of your closet: color coordinating.

Take an hour today or pencil it in to your calendar, because coordinating the colors of your closet is essential.

Here’s why…

You buy less.

If you find yourself spending more than you’d like on a monthly or quarterly basis, color coordinating can help you curb your spending habits.

With each piece in color order, you see what you have and how much you have — often leading to the “Wow, I’ve got a lot of clothes!” moment. It means you don’t have to leave your closet to shop.

Just choose something from the bunch that you rarely wear or haven’t ever worn to give you a shopping buzz.

You use more.

One of my biggest goals at Greer Image Consulting is to help you use 100% of your wardrobe. When you can see it all, you’re way more likely to use it!

Pieces don’t escape into the dark corners of your closet. Instead, each piece is highlighted and in a spot that where you can easily grab it.

You see doubles.

If you’re like most women, you shop for similar cuts and colors over and over again. It’s great to have your best colors and cuts all over your closet, but if you’ve never been through The Greer Style Session, you may be buying the same pieces to keep it safe.

Color coordinating lets you see where you’ve got multiples, so you can give away what you don’t need or want.

You want to be in your closet.

Your morning routine shouldn’t be filled with dread.

Getting dressed is the mood setter for the day, and to get in your conquer-the-world-no-matter-what’s-coming-my-way vibe, you need a space that supports you.

Your beautiful closet (or half of it if you partner has the other half) is a space that’s only yours.

It’s your place to think about how you want to represent yourself: powerful, approachable, edgy, feminine, sexy.

There’s a lot to contemplate in this space, and you’ll get the most clarity and creativity when it’s beautiful and color coordinated.

Here’s how to do it…

Step one:

Organize by item. Put pants with pants, dresses with dresses, jackets with jackets, etc…

Step two:

In each item section, organize using ROYGBIV color order.

Here’s how it’ll go: white, ivory, tan, pink, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet, grey, black.

And voíla! Your closet is spectacular.

Don’t forget to leave a comment below and tell me how color coordinating your closet has helped you feel more confident and put together in your style. I would love to hear from you!

Lots of love and joy,