Closet Clean Out Guide to Build a Stylish Mom Uniform: Part 1

A Little About Me and My Style Journey as a Stay-at-Home Mom

I say “a little” about me, because I could definitely write an entire post about me and my style journey as a stay-at-home mom. I will try to just give the highlights here in this post. The journey has brought me where I am today as a Personal Stylist. I’m so happy to be able to share my Closet Clean Out Guide with you to help you on your style journey.

As a stay-at-home mom to a newborn all the way until my daughter’s first day of kindergarten, I had a limited wardrobe with little time to spend on myself. I wore a lot of the same clothes on repeat. My accessories were limited due to always having to think about my baby tearing my necklace off, so I stopped wearing necklaces and bracelets. I was in what I call a “style rut.” I had forgotten how to get dressed. My mom uniform was yoga pants, t-shirts, jeans, and my beloved cardigans. Thank goodness for cardigans! When my daughter went to kindergarten, I finally felt like I had the time to devote to getting myself dressed again, which is something that I had always loved doing before.

I started to reinvent my new stylish mom-self with a closet clean out. As I sorted through my closet, I realized that I had a pretty limited wardrobe to build my new stylish mom uniform with. I slowly added in new pieces of clothing to level up my daily yoga pants and t-shirt uniform. I even started wearing necklaces and bracelets again.

If my stay-at-home mom wardrobe sounds familiar to you and you are ready to have a more stylish mom uniform but don’t know where to start, I am so hoping that this series of my closet clean out guide posts that I have created will be helpful to you.

Step 1 of My Closet Clean Out Process

This first step of my closet clean out process might be difficult for some, but it is the most important step that you can take toward having a closet full of clothes that you will love wearing!

I take everything (yes, everything) out of my closet and put it on the bed! You will feel like you are moving to a new house! Don’t get overwhelmed though, it’s just your closet you are temporarily emptying out, not your entire house!

After everything from my closet is on the bed, I start sorting through my clothes and I put items that I don’t want anymore in a pile or directly into a large black trash bag. As I am sorting through my clothes to give away, I am also placing my clothes into piles based on categories. Such as, pants in one pile, dresses in another pile, shirts, etc. I separate my clothes out so that I can put them back into the closet in their designated areas. It’s so much easier to have all of your pants and jeans in one section, shirts in another section, dresses, etc.

Step 2 of My Closet Clean Out Process

Because I also separate my closet based on the season, I also separate the clothing that will be going into the off season closet. As I am writing this post, I am sorting through my spring and summer closet and am moving my winter items to a separate closet. Here’s a photo of what my bed looks like after all of my clothes are out of my closet and on the bed. Shoes are not pictured here because I will sort through my shoes last, after all of my clothing is sorted and placed back into my closet.

My Closet Emptied Out On The Bed

As part of my Closet Clean Out Guide, I have included a video of me sorting through my clothing once it’s out on the bed. I also show you how I sort through my clothes to get ready to go back into my closet. This is Part 1 of my Closet Clean Out Series. Next week I will have Part 2 of my Closet Clean Out Series with another blog post and video.

After you have watched this video and you feel like you could use some help cleaning out your closet as well as creating outfits from the clothes that you decide to keep, I would love to help you! I offer Stylilng Services to help with cleaning out your closet and creating outfits with Digital Lookbooks as well as a Virtual Closet app for you to always know what’s inside of your closet via an app on your phone. The Virtual Closet app is especially helpful when shopping for new pieces to add to your existing wardrobe. If you have questions about my styling services and how I can help, please email me: or take a look at my Styling Services page for more information.

Yours in Style, Tina xx

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