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How to Care for Your Closet + Everything in It

February 3, 2021


Erin Schrader

Let’s face it. We spend a lot of time [and dolla dolla bills] stocking our closets around these parts. And if you’re anything like us, maybe a little more time than most. 😉 So with a well stocked wardrobe, comes necessary upkeep. Because hey, when you pride yourself in your closet, you might as well keep her lookin’ top notch. In order to keep you [and your gear] looking sharp, we’ve rounded up our ultimate resources to keep your closet [and everything in it] in tip-top shape.

Wardrobe Stables: Timeless Pieces to Have in Your Closet

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What do the LBD, the classic white tee, classic denim jacket have in common? They never, ever go out of style. Yes, trends come and go, but pieces like these are constants that were in your grandmother’s closet, and will someday be in your granddaughters closet as well! The more timeless pieces you have in your closet, the less you’ll be spending each year on trendy filler pieces – like snakeskin flats or tie-dye sweatshirts [don’t get me wrong – I love snakeskin flats and tie-dye sweatshirts. I just might not in 5 years]. Plus there’s something fun about the possibility of handing down classic closet items to your kids, and their kids! Who knew future grandma me was so cool! We’re breaking it down for you, so you can see which classic pieces are worth investing in, and hopefully it’ll save you some hard-earned money in the long run. See the post here!

How to Keep Your Closet Timeless

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Fashion is something I love, there’s no doubt about it [you’re looking at the girl who made a career out of it]. But a piece of fashion that I DON’T love is not wearing items I bought because they’re no longer in style. Trends are constantly changing, which means our closets are constantly evolving as well! New trend in, old trend out, right? I have a habit of seeing a new trend, scooping up several items in that print or style, and then only wearing them for a season or two. And if you’re like me, you didn’t exactly pick them up at the local second hand store- you spent some hard-earned money on those pieces and now they’re just sitting in the back of your closet getting no love. We want to change that. Moving forward, try to incorporate trends in other ways, like accessories, that are less expensive! That way, we’re keeping our investment pieces items that will be staples for years to come! Read the post here. 

When to Replace Items in Your Closet [Yes, Your Bra Has an Expiration Date]

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It’s time to get personal. I’m talking, “looking in each other’s underwear drawer” personal. Yea, we’re going there… at least virtually. When you open your drawers each day, are you looking at bras and underwear that you feel good about, or would you cringe if anyone ever saw the condition that they’re in? Or as you’re looking in the mirror each day, are you getting annoyed at being able to see your bra or panty lines through your clothes? Trust me, you’re not alone, girlfriend! Many of us hold onto these items for YEARS when in reality, we’re should be clearing them out much sooner than that. There are a few telltale signs that some of the items you wear frequently may be getting worn a bit TOO frequently, and that it’s time to put them to rest. I’ll be the first one to say I need to do some serious replacing of a few of my well-worn pieces. So we’re going to take a look at a few items that are in every woman’s wardrobe, and help you understand what to look for and how often to replace these pieces.

Closet Organization: Clothing + Shoe Storage

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The time to say “Sayonara” to our cold weather gear is almost here, friends. It’s out with the old and in with the new around these parts. If you’re anything like me, the urge to spring clean is REAL. There’s just something about decluttering that puts my mind and soul at ease, anyone else? Regardless, packing up your winter gear to make room for all things spring can be a daunting task. But don’t start stress sweating yet. Today we’re sharing a few tips and tricks when it comes to shoe and clothing storage, making your closet purge a breeze! *To the tune of Let’s Get Physical* let’s get organized right here.

How to Clean Your Converse

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It’s a question we’re constantly asking ourselves at Team LIY – how in the world can we keep our white Converse clean without the obvious answer – buy a new pair [every three weeks]?! We all know that while they are the easiest shoe to throw on and go, they are the quickest to get dirty, something about the all white cloth thing. I literally wear my Converse multiple times a week whether it’s running errands, traveling, tailgating and the list goes ON which means one thing – my Converse aren’t typically the cleanest on the block. While this can scare people off from buying / wearing white Converse, I say have no fear – tips on how to clean them are HERE [and good news – there’s nothing challenging about it!]

How to Clean Your Uggs

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Love ’em or hate ’em, Uggs have a magical way of keeping your feet toasty warm, and living in the Midwest, the whole LIY team has them. Boots, slippers, socks, Ugg speaks our cold weather love language. But with cold and snow comes salt and wetness, which can hurt our beloved Uggs and the way they look! While the proactive thing to do would have been for us to spray our Uggs with a protective spray when we first bought them and repeat continuously over time, it’s a little late for that now. So figuring out how to get them cleaned up was our number one priority. We’d heard that there were some DIY methods using products you probably already have in your house, and also knew that there were some Ugg specific cleaners out there, so we figured we’d give them both a try to see which gave us the best results!

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Disclosure: Thank you to Vuori and ShopStyle Collective for sponsoring today’s post. All products were selected, worn, and loved by yours truly. Hi there! If you don’t me yet, I’m Cassidy, the Director of Marketing here at LIY. Growing up I was always an athlete but once I got to college I realized that regular exercise wasn’t […]

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