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Organize with Me, Episode 2: Summer Wardrobe Edit

Organize with Me, Episode 2: Summer Wardrobe Edit

Last week, just ahead of the official start of summer, I was putting my laundry away and realized I was feeling itchy looking at some of the pieces in my wardrobe.

Here in Massachusetts, it's pretty cold for most of the year. Because of this, I have some pieces in my wardrobe that transition over three months of the year - fall, winter, and spring.

By the time summer gets here, not only are these pieces wayyy too hot, I'm also pretty sick of them.

Organize with Me: Extra Linens & Off Season Clothes

Organize with Me: Extra Linens & Off Season Clothes

I am just a couple weeks off from my third trimester, and things are starting to GET REAL. The baby’s kicking, I’ve seen what her face looks like (!!!) and we have the beginnings of a nursery set-up.

And, as it starts getting warmer here in New England, it’s about time to change up our bedding.

All of which has led me to my latest organizing project: the cedar closet in our basement!

This is where, among other things, we store our extra linens and off-season clothing.

Being pregnant has brought forth a lot of changes in both types of storage!

How to Rethink Your Wardrobe

How to Rethink Your Wardrobe

For a good part of my 20s, it took me ages to get dressed in the morning. Most of that time was spent deciding what to wear, and then the rest of it was trying to fix wardrobe malfunctions.

In the end it was always the same - I looked and felt totally discombobulated.

I thought I needed closet organization - but what i really needed was to rethink my wardrobe.

None of the pieces had anything to do with one another. It was a challenge to conjure up an outfit with such a scattered wardrobe.

On top of that, so many of the pieces I had were wrong in some way. A lot of them had an awkward fit, or were uncomfortable. One way or another, they didn’t feel like they represented me.