One of the most challenging things about a reach-in closet is not being able to see everything without considerable effort. But, after downsizing twice in ten years, I’ve learned a few tricks about making small spaces work for me.
I had been on the lookout for some short summer tops when I found this one here a few weeks ago. I hadn’t worn it because it hung with all the other navy and black tops. It is easy to forget you have things when they are packed away or stuffed in the back of a small closet. The white jeans are here. The other items are not current.
The seersucker fabric is cool and comfortable since it stands away from the body for maximum airflow, unlike a cotton knit top. I would have purchased the top in navy and other colors if they had been available. Long tops and tunics are things I avoid since they make legs look shorter and usually grab the hips to draw attention.
My solution for ensuring everything gets used and enjoyed is to stage outfit possibilities for the week on a rolling rack. I consider the weather and the activities on my agenda when pulling the items. There are usually a few mix and match options within the various things I select.
Since all my rolling racks are now used in my storage unit, I looked for a new version with shelves. Wheels are always a priority since I will also use the rack when doing laundry or ironing. In addition, these racks are handy when packing for a trip, editing my wardrobe, or switching things over at the end of the season.
This week, I read a great quote: “To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion.” – W H Channing.