How to use a closet in the most effective manner?

Everyone can do it with an organized and neat closet. It becomes so much easier to pick up an outfit if you have everything in order. Here are some tips on ways to go about achieving this and use your closet in the most effective manner.

By category

One of the most efficient ways to organize your closet is by category. Pants, trousers, jeans in one section, tops and shirts in the next. Your jackets and heavy coats go in another place. Undergarments in separator drawers, accessories and jewellery in another area, and so on and so forth. Using separators in your drawers helps sort smaller clothes items. They are much easier to retrieve too, especially paired items like socks.

use a closet in the most effective manner: organized by category

Use Chicisimo app

Ladies now have the advantage of a virtual closet organizer too. Chicisimo is an app that helps with outfit planning. It helps you to organize and use your closet in the most effective manner possible. You can now see all your clothes at the touch of your fingers. This app allows you many different options to sort your clothes by. You can sort by occasion, weather, number of times used, etc. Suggestions on how to arrange your belongings best are available here.  There are also suggestions on outfit choices to suit a particular occasion. Constant availability helps you keep all your things in good order. Download the Chicisimo outfit planner app for IOS or Android. And if you need information on how to start with the app, please check this previous post.

use a closet in the most effective manner: with an outfit planner app

Use vertical storage

Space constraints trouble the best of the best. Using vertical storage is a good option to arrange the closet. Especially with shoes that tend to take up as much space as clothes, go vertical. Even a small width of your wardrobe can be designated for arranging shoes vertically.  For example, you can let the shelf run the entire length of your wardrobe. Your shoes will keep well in these kinds of shelves. In addition, you will be able to retrieve them with ease. Find the best use of your space this way.

use a closet in the most effective manner: use vertical storage

By use

You can arrange your wardrobe according to use. What would that mean for you? You choose outfits depending on how you will use them, right? Then, dedicate a section of your wardrobe to say, beachwear. And all items answering to that description can go in here. From your bathing costumes to sarongs, open sandals and floppy hats. Office wear will require your formals. Party wear will be something entirely different. Section them off according to use. As a consequence, you will find outfit planning that much easier. You would not need a closet organizer for this, just some common sense and patience.

closet organized by use

Custom design by your needs

You may have a real or app-based closet organizer to help. Fact remains though that each of us has specific needs. We also have personalized items that might not fit into a formula. One’s look and outfit planning is also defined by their accessories. You might have a handbag fetish. You will need specific shelves to accommodate them. Maybe another section just for clutches. Depending upon what you own, it is best to redesign your wardrobe.

closet organized by your needs

Hang delicates

Your wardrobe will surely contain pieces of delicate clothes that need to be organized separately.  It is best to have a section dedicated to such. Hang them lightly on hangers. These may be lace outfits or sequined scarves. Pulling them out from a pile is not the right way to arrange them in your closet.

closet-hang_delicates

Weather needs

Your outfit planning depends hugely on the weather. Shouldn’t you follow the same rule when you organize the closet? Keep a designated shelf for stacking sweaters. A separate place in your wardrobe for the summer months will help. Make sure to also sort footwear accordingly.

closet_weather

Roll items

As mentioned earlier in #1, separators in drawers help to sort small items in your wardrobe. An effective way to go about this would be to roll up certain items.  Socks, for example, get beautifully arranged when you roll them up in pairs. Similarly for tee shirts and undergarments. They take up much less space and are that much easier to retrieve. This tip will definitely help to use your closet in the most effective manner.

organize your closet: roll items

Colour code items

A wonderful way to arrange one’s wardrobe is to go by colour.  Indeed an innovative and effective method, just give it a try! It might take time initially to achieve this.  But once you are done, you will find outfit planning a breeze. All you have to do is to think up a certain outfit colour combination.  And then go about searching in that particular section. This will make picking outfits much easier since you do not have to look all over.

use your closet in the most effective manner: organize it by color

Use lazy Susans

Any professional closet organizer will have some tips towards managing jewellery. Most of you might have gone through trauma trying to untangle different necklaces that you have put together in some box. You might not have enough space to keep them in separate boxes. And right when you need one, out come three more in a horrible jumble.  Instead of becoming impatient and tearing them off, get a lazy Susan. This is the best way to arrange jewellery. Get to fix one upside down in your wardrobe. All you need to do now is affix multiple hooks all around it.

use a closet in the most effective manner: use lazu susans for accessories

So remember ladies, it is not only your clothes that make up your wardrobe. There are shoes, jewellery, hair brushes, handbags, and make up items as well. Following these tips will help you get organized. And once done, selecting an outfit is a breeze!

What is a capsule wardrobe and why you should be interested?

Amidst all the terms floating around women’s lives and their daily closet problems is something called a capsule wardrobe.  For those of you who are wondering what this means, here it goes. This is a term coined in the 1970s by Susie Faux, who is the owner of a boutique based in London called “Wardrobe”. Essentially it is “a collection of a few essential items of clothing that don’t go out of fashion, such as skirts, trousers, and coats, which can then be augmented with seasonal pieces”.

The name and the explanation suggest this as an essential part of your closet and indicate how you can become your own outfit planner with ease. You have at your disposal some fashion basics that can be mixed up and accessorized to give you rocking looks every time. The phrase “if looks could kill” achieved with ease, to encapsulate the essence of a capsule wardrobe.

What is a capsule wardrobe

Why would one require such a thing in the first place? And what essentials need to go into it so that you can think like an outfit planner?

What should go into a capsule wardrobe?

Selected items of clothing that define classic chic and are fashion evergreens need to find a place in your capsule wardrobe.  When did an LBD go out of fashion, like ever? Or a monochrome? Or lace? You get the drift, right?

The optimum number of items in a capsule wardrobe as per established outfit planners and non-professionals alike is around 33.  When you begin selecting from your chaotic closet it might initially seem a really small number. Select only the items that are most dear to you, irrespective of whether they are trending or not.

The ideal way to go about creating a capsule wardrobe would be to have around 4 of them to cater to different seasons. Understandably some items will be common to all which is quite expected. Make sure you include items encompassing jewellery, clothes, shoes and accessories. An app like Chicisimo can be of real help, enabling you to choose the right items.


Chicisimo outfit planner app to to create the perfect capsule wardrobe

Why would anyone need a capsule wardrobe?

There are real and virtual outfit planners if one cares to look and they are all out there to help sort out the chaos that is in your closet right now. Why you would require a capsule wardrobe in that case, you might wonder!

  • No decision fatigue. It is the decision making, the eternal question of ‘what to wear’ that wears out the best of the best.  A big headache that you believe only an outfit planner can handle but that is so not right. With your own capsule wardrobe, you have your choices cut out and decision that much easier.
  • Select stuff that matter. In the run and scoot that life becomes for most of us, we forget to focus our attention on things that really matter. Cutting out clutter from all aspects of life will renew your focus on things that really do matter.  A capsule wardrobe is only one aspect of life that will help you realize how less is more and less is relevant and less is doable. Go for it.
  • Get to love real things. Having the decision of dressing taken care of, you will be able to ponder more on what you love to do, what matters, etc.

How to go about building your capsule wardrobe?

Decision time again, ladies! What to keep, what to box away, and what to throw. It can get tedious for the best decision makers what with nothing to wear in the first place. However, this is a move that will really help with sorting out your closet like a professional outfit planner.

How about following these tips when creating your very own capsule wardrobe?

  • See it all. Take it all out and spread it on your bed. Everything means just that, everyyythingg. Each item of clothing, each accessory, shoes, bags, hats, bring it all out lady! This is the only way you can make any sense of the multiple things that your closet contains.  There are many hidden and forgotten items that are sure to make an appearance during this exercise. Having it all spread out before your eyes not only gives you a lot of choice, but you also realize what an immense amount of stuff you already own. An app like Chicisimo in fact does it for you virtually. It lets you see everything in your closet at the touch of your fingers in one place.
  • Sort it out. Sort your stuff by sections. Firstly by apparel type, like jeans, tops, gowns, shoes, jewellery, etc. Then for each section, go for subsections of ‘love, maybe, throw, give away’. There are bound to be some things you will always love, no matter what. Then there will be other things you will never wear, no matter what. Similarly for other two categories as well. Now make sure each item on your bed is put into one of these categories. Here again Chicisimo is at hand to do this for you virtually.
  • Finalize your choice. Think like a professional outfit planner when you go about finalizing your choice and keeping it to the 33 pieces of closet essentials to constitute your capsule wardrobe. Go by each apparel or accessory type as mentioned in #2 above. Keep different styles for each of these sections, deciding based on minimalism.

You will see how stylish and classy your capsule wardrobe turns out after this exercise. Remember not to get down and out at the number of things that did not make it to this list.  No list needs to be rigid and exhaustive. Above all, you need not throw away the rest. These are essentially fashion basics and must haves that you shortlisted.  You can always work around these guidelines and add something here and remove something there in order to get your final look just right.

In short, let Chicisimo become your guide towards a more organized closet and function as your new and 24×7 outfit planner. You will see a more confident you straddling your worlds and making a real difference.

Download the Chicisimo outfit planner app for IOS or Android. And if you need information on how to start with the Chicisimo fashion app, please check this previous post.

How to wear a black blazer and a white t-shirt with style

In my opinion Julia Roberts is the queen if we are talking about how to wear a black blazer. Do you remember the last scene of Pretty Woman? Julia Roberts was rocking a black blazer and a plain white t-shirt with a pair a jeans. And she looked gorgeous, didn’t she?

Julia Roberts on her black blazer and white tshirt

But we need more evidences to conclude that this combination is timeless and super stylish. So let’s see a more up-to-date outfit of the blogger Victoria Tornegren, as awesome as the one of Julia… We love how she wears the black blazer with her white tee!

black blazer with t-shirt and black pajama pants

As you can imagine, I’m not happy yet. And for more options on how to wear these two pieces together I’ve checked the Chicisimo fashion app. Besides, I have in my virtual closet a black blazer and, as everybody else, I also have a white t-shirt. As expected, I’ve discovered in my favorite outfit planner app thousands of outfits that will make me look stunning! I’m sure that I won’t regret to give them an opportunity. Here you have a little example on how to wear a black blazer and a white tshirt:

Outfits with black blazer and white tshirt in Chicisimo fashion app

If you also have these two pieces, you just need to include them in your virtual closet of Chicisimo, and the app will pick outfits for you with your own clothes. In fact, you should add all your clothes to always feel secure about what to wear. Add an outfit organizer in your life and your life will be much easier 🙂

Finally, I think that my supposition is proved! Analyzing the previous facts, my conclusion is that wearing a black blazer and a white t-shirt you can never go wrong! You’ll look effortless stylish and timeless wherever you go!

If you need information on how to start with the Chicisimo fashion app, please check this previous post.

How to get started using the outfit planning app Chicisimo

“I installed Chicisimo. And now… what?” That’s awesome! Probably you were looking for a closet app or an outfit planning app… and you found the right one! You might like to know that Apple has featured Chicisimo as App of the Day in 140 countries!

First of all it’ll be useful to understand the app:

1.- The Basics:

  • Closet: It’s your virtual closet, a smart closet organizer where you can easily add all your clothes. In fact, this is the key piece of any outfit planning app, right?
Virtual closet in Chicisimo outfit planning app
  • Catalog: This clothes catalog will help you upload most of the clothes you have in your closet… in seconds! It’s a catalog of clothes that you’ll use to add your garments to your virtual closet. As it contains clothes similar to the ones you already own, it’s perfect to start creating your closet.
Catalog in Chicisimo outfit planning app
  • Ensemble: It’s a box with a set of clothes of your virtual closet, that you can wear together to create your outfit. As the app picks these outfits for you, with your own clothes.
Ensemble of clothes to create your outfit in Chicisimo outfit planning app
  • Outfit: It’s the picture that a fashionista shares in Chicisimo with her ‘head to toe’ outfit. And also includes items of your closet that you could wear to recreate it.
Outfit and recreation in Chicisimo outfit planning app
  • Recreation: It’s the set of your clothes that you can use to recreate any look in Chicisimo. And it will appear over the look when it’s tapped as a column of clothes. However it will be more or less complete depending on the amount of similar pieces that you added to your virtual closet. Check the picture above!
  • Tips for you: Tips that will help you to understand how clothes fit on you, and how to improve the final results of your outfits. Even though they are oriented to your body shape, you’ll receive also many general ones that will be pretty useful.
  • Album: It’s a set of looks to have the looks you love organized. You can create as many as you wish, and you can save unlimited looks on them, they will help you plan your outfits.
Albums in Chicisimo outfit planning app
  • Fashionista: anyone using Chicisimo! That means, even you! Because you don’t need to upload your outfits to be considered a fashionista.

2.- Sections you need to be familiar with:

  • Today: Here you’ll find one tip for your body shape per day, also some suggestions of ensembles you could wear today and many inspiring ideas of outfits other fashionistas are wearing. It’s a source of inspiration everyone is loving. And as someone said: If you are out of outfit ideas, install this outfit planning app!
  • My closet: It’s your virtual closet organizer. So here you can add, edit and remove pieces of clothing, and also check how to wear them.
  • Search: Here you can search anything related to outfits by typing your search (using hashtags or separated terms) or by using any of our sections: clothes, colors, occasions, styles, seasons… So, think of this as a personal stylist who picks outfits for you.
  • Notis: Where you’ll receive all the notifications related to your activity, and also some editorial ones with interesting looks and albums.
  • Me: It’s your profile. So here you’ll have whatever you upload and save in your albums.

3.- Now it’s time to start!

  • First of all, you need to add your clothes to your virtual closet to get the most out of the app. To do that, we recommend to pick as many items from our catalog as possible. But please, don’t be special! Because we know that they are not exact to the ones you own, but if they are similar… you can change the picture later.
  • After that, it’s optional to personalize your profile, but it’s always better! Add a profile picture, and whatever.
  • Now you are all set to start having fun and discovering inspiration in Chicisimo! Download it now for iOS or for Android!


What is a smart virtual closet app, how to use it as an outfit planner?

There are enough jokes and memes doing the rounds about how women have no place for any more clothes but they still have nothing to wear most times. Have you not wished for a technology to actually recommend you clothes to pick your outfit instead of cracking jokes?

A virtual closet technology based app is the ideal solution to your what to wear problems. More things than imaginable are going virtual these days so why not a virtual closet app too? What is a virtual closet app you might wonder. This is an app with a fashion taste graph, that works as your outfit planner app because it builds a profile of each fashion shopper, just as Spotify or Netflix do. With your vision turned towards the future you need someone to be there all times for sartorial advice. This is exactly what these apps do for you.

And you can have your virtual personal assistant right in your bedroom, and in a smart fitting room in any corner of a fashion retailer, or with your phone you can scan the QR of a garment and receive instant personalized recommendations.

Chicisimo, the outfit planner and virtual closet app

Image above: virtual closet in the outfit planning app Chicisimo. An outfit maker app for iPhone and Android

Image above: virtual closet in the outfit app Chicisimo.

Image above: how to match your clothes in the closet app Chicisimo.

Image above: easy-to-use and fun outfit finder at the wardrobe app Chicisimo.


How exactly does an app help with your sartorial choices though? Let us see in what ways they might help you:

  • Arrange outfits by type, eg: skirts, tops, dresses, shoes, accessories, bags, hats – like a closet organizer. Not everyone has the luxury of a walk-in wardrobe now, right? So what do you do? You end up cramming up your things into every available space, happy that you could put them away reasonably. The real challenge begins when you have to retrieve a top to go with particular jeans and you end up trying something only to realize they do not really go well together. Aargh!! Wouldn’t you rather have an app do this all, suggest an outfit based on what you own and provide you a virtual look-see before you begin to physically pull things out? The virtual outfit planner Chicisimo lets you do all this with ease.
  • List by colour, material, occasion, how many times you have worn them, etc. These and many other listings are possible with a virtual wardrobe app. For example, sorting your stuff weather-wise is a great option closet apps provide. One can choose and set filters beforehand so that you do not lose it completely when you see woollen coats suggested for summer, or likewise. Listing by colour and material helps to narrow and specify your search too.    
  • Keep a calendar to help with when you wore a particular outfit. Most of us women are extremely particular not to wear the same outfit to an occasion that might have the same crowd. Talk about the pitfalls of digitalization with photos and occasions being recorded and referred to for an eternity. Phew! Thank God for an outfit planner to remind you exactly when you might have worn an outfit and who were the attendees so that such fashion bloopers are avoided. These apps also help you make your own notes for such events on your calendar so that you can choose more aptly.
  • Display everything you have at the touch of a button. Yeah well, women do have very less things to wear at most times and it is easy to forget a particular piece of clothing in the sheer numbers. After all there is only that much one can remember. An outfit planner app has no such limitation of memory. In fact talk of expandable memory just to help you out, ha ha! An app like Chicisimo is designed keeping these wardrobe needs in mind.
  • Create outfit combinations you might have overlooked. Again the same situation with having ‘nothing to wear’ is that one might overlook a certain combination that would look particularly good. Pairing something from the past with something new, say a new skirt with a previous top and end up creating a combination outfit one never thought of. Let Chicisimo be your outfit planner in this wonderful journey.
  • Useful as a closet organizer. These apps help in myriad ways, one of them being to maintain an inventory of your wardrobe articles and acting as a closet organizer. Be it shoes or dresses or throws, what you added recently and what got discarded, what is no longer in fashion and what no longer fits, all of this is helpful when it comes to the all-important question, what to wear today!

But how does one get an outfit planner app to do all this? You might wonder.

  • Well as a starter you need to download an outfit planner app that acts just like a virtual wardrobe guide, for example, Chicisimo, a wardrobe app to guide you in your outfit choices. Chicisimo outfit planner app is available for iOS and for Android.
  • Next, it is usually the more tedious task of uploading pictures of different items in your wardrobe onto the app, but the app Chicisimo has solved this for you, by having a complete catalogue of the clothes most of us have in our closet. So in just a couple of minutes you can have 100s of the clothes you have in your closet, there in your wardrobe, ready to pick outfits for you.
  • Then, get ready to browse through your clothes and view endless possibilities on how to wear them, without doing any work, just relax. The app will tell you how other women wear the clothes you have in your closet, will pick outfits for you, or what clothes match with anything in your closet, or you can simply view ensembles… combinations of your clothes. This is an app that helps you pick out outfits.
  • Get ready to get dressed to kill for any occasion and be the ‘fashionista’ you always wanted to be.

There are many apps that put outfits together for you, that might help you with your wardrobe selection and maintenance. As you get down to searching for the most appropriate app to help you with your needs, you will find that Chicisimo is one such that is an answer to all your wardrobe worries. The ease of navigation and the speed at which the app works adds to the user experience, when you are madly looking for an outfit planner. Users find the site to be heavy on information about current trends in fashion. This in addition to features like editable organization fields is sure to provide you with the most versatile guidance that answers your wardrobe questions and lets you straddle your space with the mark of a fashion diva.

Chicisimo provides women with guidance and suggestions towards a more confident you so that you take on the world with more assurance and élan. To top it all you will suddenly realize you do have a lot to wear. All it takes it a little imagination to turn up the fashion quotient.

If you need an app to pick outfits with your clothes, Chicisimo is the wardrobe app you need.

Chicisimo is my personal stylist who picks outfits for me

We at Chicisimo are lucky to receive lots of emails from the women using Chicisimo as their outfit maker app. They come from lots of different backgrounds and have different styles and even unique outfit planning needs. But all of them have something in common: they want to feel better with their clothes and outfits and prefer an app that a personal stylist. That’s why we love these reviews we are featuring today.

The omnichannel personalization retail examples you’ll see below have been built by profiling fashion shoppers with a taste profile, using a taste graph technology. Some of the retails omni-channel examples are: digital closets, in-store outfit recommenders, in-bedroom fashion stylists, smart fitting rooms, clothes personalized recommendations, and more.

Feeling pretty makes me feel stronger. This outfit planner app ohelps me get there.

This app is like that friend who helps you decide what to wear, when you have nothing to wear.

I found Chicisimo on Appstore and i was looking for an application to help me plan my outfits. Chicisimo makes me feel self-confident, happier and prettier.  As a result I feel stronger to do whatever I want to do.

Chicisimo is my personal stylist who teaches me how to combine the clothes i have in my closet , and picks outfits for me. Now I always feel comfy and confident with my look. So far chicisimo is very helpful, I was looking for an app that would help me find chic outfits to wear, I asked a friend to help me find an app. She recommended an app she used called pureple. I couldn’t find it so I found chicisimo and I really liked it.

I found it by searching an outfit maker app that would help me create combinations from my existing wardrobe. This was one of the higher rated apps on the Google Play Store.

Thanks so much for the reviews, we love the personal stylist angle! Install Chicisimo if you are looking for an outfit maker app. Also, if you need help with your closet or deciding what to wear. Plan your outfits everyday as well, you’ve found the perfect app. Those who wonder What is Omnichannel Personalization, please let us know your thoughts.

“If you don’t know what to wear with this or that, this outfits app will help you”

So many women looking for the best outfits app… here’s a review!

I am new to this app, well new to using it. So far I love it!!! There are so many amazing ideas that I never would have thought of. If you don’t know what to wear with this or that then this app will definitely help you! I have a lot of different pieces of clothing that I didn’t know what to wear them with, this app helps me figure it out! If you are one of those ladies who loves to share fashion ideas then here is the app for you too!!! I’m still figuring it all out, so far it’s very helpful and fun!!! Thank you for making such an amazing place for people to come together and share ideas, -Candice-

This is today’s review of the outfits app Chicisimo that we love, and wanted to share with you. It’s available in the App Store – Thanks Candice!

Need help deciding how to combine your clothes? Did you come here looking for a Polyvore alternative? Let us know how Chicisimo is useful as your outfit maker app.

Is Stylebook available on Android?

Stylebook is not available for Android.

If you are looking for an alternative to Stylebook for Android, check out the outfit planning app Chicisimo or the omnichannel personalization platform Fashion Taste API, powered by their Fashion Taste Graph, that does a profiling of ecommerce fashion shoppers. Chicisimo is the most popular outfits app in Android. It comes with a virtual closet and millions of outfit ideas for your clothes. Chicisimo is an app that put outfits together for you, best closet organizer app of 2019.

How to use Chicisimo – your stylebook app for Android

Time needed: 7 minutes.

In just 7 minutes, you’ll have most of your clothes organized into Chicisimo closet.

  1. Your virtual closet

    Create your clothes in your virtual closet, in seconds. Think of it as your smart closet app that helps you organize your closet and digital clothes. Organized into categories, your clothes will be kept into outwear, top, bottom, one piece garments, footwear and accessories.

  2. The app puts outfits together for you

    The app put outfits together for you, you simply tap on one of the clothes in your Chicisimo closet, and the app will recommend personalized clothes and outfits for you. You will see outfit ideas for any occasion: you might need a casual outfit to go to class, or a more formal look to go to the office.

  3. How do I decide what outfit to wear?

    Imagine virtual fashion personal assistant would recommend you ideas on how to wear your red dress. All you have to do is to tap on your red dress in your Chicisimo closet, and you will see thousands of outfit ideas of real women wearing red dresses. Even Apple loves it, they’ve featured Chicisimo as App of the Day all over the world n 2019!

  4. How do I choose an outfit?

    Learn how to choose your outfit and be always in control. Let us know what you like most about Chicisimo, or send us your review!

Chicisimo is your outfit maker app. Chicisimo will help you as the closet app a that puts outfits together for you, with your own clothes. The app is also an outfit planer app available for iOS and Android.

Thanks so much Lizeth for your review of Chicisimo!

This is a dedicated post to Lizeth! She tweeted a few days to us with a Chicisimo review and made our day 💖.

Without you, I wouldn’t start my days well. Before going to sleep, I always get inspiration from your outfits to organize them the way I like. I love you Chicisimo.

Thanks so much Lizeth! This gives us even further strength in our mission to really build the best outfit planning and virtual closet experience ever! We do think we need an app to help us organize our closet, help us pick the right outfit and plan what we are going to wear. We’ll keep pushing 🙂

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