Need a Solution for Closet Organization?
I found the answer!! I came across Stylebook just a couple weeks before I started my Happiness Project. The timing could not have been more perfect, especially since May is focused on Organization. While it did take a lot of dedication, time and energy to upload all my clothing to Stylebook, when I finished, the feelings of accomplished were worth it! I truly do use the app every single day!
So what is the PURPOSE of Stylebook?
Stylebook allows you to upload all the items of clothing, shoes and accessories that you have in your closet. You can then organize them into categories and sub-categories. For example, a few categories might be:
Then for each of those categories you would make your sub-categories. Under my Tops I have:
- Sleeveless & Dressy Tops
- Blouses & Button-ups
- Long Sleeve & 3/4 Sleeve
As I upload each item of my clothing, I make sure it makes sense to be in the sub-category I place it in. Since it truly is a tedious task taking pictures of all your clothing, I broke the monumental task up into smaller tasks and tackled each item of clothing little by little, every day. This also was a great reason (and push) to get me to sell a lot of clothing I never really wore on Poshmark. What was the point of uploading another top if I was never going to wear it? My closet quickly slimmed down – and honestly, it felt good.
What other features does Stylebook have?
A few other features that I love about this app are that I can log my daily outfits into a calendar (either ahead of time or after-the-fact). Stylebook then takes this data and give you a cost-per-wear analysis. What is so AWESOME about this data, is that I can see which items of clothing I buy are a good investment and which ones are not. Before this app, I thought that spending $150 on a blazer was a good investment because it’s a “staple” item, when really I might only wear the piece once or twice, so the cost-per-wear is really high. On the flip side I might cringe at spending $300 on a nice designer handbag, but I’ll use it for 4 months straight. The cost-per-use is less than $2.50 a day. This app is slowly opening my eyes to where I should be investing my money in my closet and where I should stop.
As you continue to log more and more outfits into your daily calendar you will begin to see your “25 Most Worn” and “25 Least Worn” items. After a full year (four seasons of clothing) I am going to reevaluate my “25 Least Worn” items and start using that list as my starting point for what items I sell. I think that cleaning out my closet on a consistent basis will continue to keep my style updated and fresh, and my closet organized.
Finally, my most favorite part about this app is that it is very similar to Polyvore, but with your own clothes. You can import looks based off styles and outfits you see on Pinterest and then re-create them with pieces in your own closet. Who knew I had so many great pieces and had the ability to layer, until I downloaded this app! I am finding my personal style begin to flourish and I am dressing more age appropriate. I think that being so overwhelmed in the morning led me to just choose the same horrible outfits all the time, even though I had so many other amazing pieces right in front of me. I wasn’t sure how to pair them together. Pre-arranging outfits on my phone, with my actual clothes, allows me to pick out outfits in advance – saving me time in the morning.
Time = money = happiness.
I’d love to know if there are other apps or virtual closet organizers that other bloggers use to choose their outfits and stay organized!! With Stylebook, I love that you can add personal inspiration and really customize the app to fit you and your needs. To learn more about Stylebook tips, visit their blog here.
Sooner than later,