I’m psyching myself up to finally and definitively declutter my closet. Marie Kondo did her best. But that got me only so far… to just considering decluttering. It looks like self-isolation will get me going the extra mile.
Not that you should feel pressured to be productive at this time. We all cope in different ways.
When it comes to organizing your closet, it’s also a chance to be your stylist. You can put together your exclusive looks or pin down a formula for your style. It’s my dream to be that type of woman who can just literally pull out anything from my wardrobe, and it will be stylish no matter what.
In that effort, I consulted with one of my favorite local celebrity and fashion stylists Maita Baello. Maita is part of Qurator Studio and does the styling for a lot of showbiz personalities. She’s behind the red carpet premiere looks of Bea Alonzo and Judy Ann Santos. She also works with Janine Gutierrez, Sarah Lahbati, and Marian Rivera for their cover shoots, billboard campaigns, and TV stints.
What I also love about Maita is how she works hard in the best outfits. She runs around in leather shorts and a Dior logo shirt. I follow her on Instagram to know how to wear those Bottega Veneta Mesh Pumps.
And when I messaged Maita, she said I buzzed her right on time as she’s doing her own decluttering as well. Here’s what she said you should chuck out in general:
1. Pieces you haven’t worn in five to six months. Chances are, you’ll never wear them again.
2. Check out your t-shirt section. I find it hard to let go of university tees and souvenir tees. But they’re honestly just taking up space in your closet! Just keep a few ones.
3. Don’t be overly sentimental. I know there are pieces with memories attached to them, but if you try to justify every item, you’ll have a hard time decluttering.
4. Pieces that don’t fit. Maybe you’ve kept items that are too big or too small. It’s time to let them go, and you can also donate them.
5. Trends that don’t fit your current personal style. Our style evolves, if there are pieces that don’t fit your current style (in my case, it’s loud prints and colors), it’s time to let them go. Dressing up will also be a lot easier and less time-consuming.