5-step Closet Edit System


How often do you find yourself standing in front of your full closet and not knowing what to wear? As the fall season draws near, it’s a great opportunity to review your wardrobe and consider how each clothing item fits your personal style to decide if it’s really needed.

I’m happy to share my proven 5-step closet edit, which successfully guided clients worldwide in gaining a deeper understanding of their clothing collections. Through this process, you’ll determine which pieces are worth keeping and which ones should leave your wardrobe.

Implementing a systematic approach to your closet not only simplifies the process of getting ready in the mornings, but also serves as an effective means of controlling impulsive purchases. By bringing order and purpose to your wardrobe, you’ll be better equipped to make intentional choices that reflect your true style and fashion preferences. 

So, let’s get started on improving your wardrobe and feeling great as we approach the fall season! First, let’s explore the process of defining your unique style.

How to Define Your Style?

Take the time to deeply analyze your lifestyle and daily activities, including work, social events, family gatherings, and more. Understanding the places you frequently visit and the people you interact with will help you align your wardrobe with your unique lifestyle.

Visualize your “ideal self” – what image do you wish to project?  How would you like others to see you?

This step involves asking yourself questions about your preferred silhouettes, colors, patterns, as well as considering your comfort and confidence levels in different clothing styles. Armed with these insights, start going through your wardrobe using my 5-step closet edit.

Each garment should fulfill these 5 requirements:
  1. Does it fit your present body shape and size, not the person you once were or aim to become?
  2. Does this clothing piece look outdated?
  3. Does it show signs of wear or aging?
  4. Do you love this piece? An emotional connection with your clothes adds a special touch to your outfits and boosts your confidence when wearing them.
  5. Does it match your lifestyle? Evaluate if the piece connects with your personal style and evokes positive feelings.

After evaluating each item, categorize them into 3 groups: keep, sell/donate and tailor.

The “keep” category consists of pieces that meet the five requirements and align with your style. Clothing that no longer fits or aligns with your preferences can be donated to those in need or sold through theRealReal, Poshmark, ThredUP, EBay, etc. In the “tailor” category, place the clothes that meet the five requirements but might need some adjustments.

Next step: Organize and Curate.

Once you’ve determined which items to keep, it’s time to organize your closet effectively. 

Arrange your clothing based on categories, such as tops, bottoms, dresses, and outerwear, to create a visually appealing and accessible wardrobe. Curate your closet by color-coordinating or arranging items by season, making it easier to select outfits for specific occasions.

This outcome paves the way for a shopping strategy: Avoid impulsive purchases and build a sustainable wardrobe by establishing a shopping strategy. Before buying new clothing, assess whether the item meets the five requirements and complements your existing wardrobe. Invest in quality pieces that align with your style and fill any wardrobe gaps thoughtfully.

The result of my collaborative closet review with clients, along with the information I’ve previously shared, is intended to provide them with an awareness of their distinct style and a comprehension of their wardrobe. Simultaneously, I demonstrate the skill of coordinating various clothing items, involving the creation of multiple outfits that resonate with their individual style. I offer them images of the outfits we’ve put together, in addition to tailored suggestions on addressing wardrobe gaps (what to buy and where) to enrich their collection with items that smoothly blend with their existing pieces, ultimately maximizing their investment.

If you feel like you need help reviewing your wardrobe, defining your style or updating your fall wardrobe, don’t hesitate to send me a personal message on my Instagram page for a complimentary consultation: instagram.com/style.by.sabinakahn. Alternatively, you can book my services through my page: glamhive.com/sabinakahn.


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