I’ve heard from many of you that you hope to make the most of your closet, and I love that so many of you have already found tons of new outfits from things you have!
I want to introduce you to a tool that I believe is really, really helpful for going further in making the most of what you have, no matter where you’re starting from. You should be no strangers to one of our sponsors Go Chic or Go Home. Many of you are members! But today I want to help you use GCOGH to make the most of your closet.
Cynthia, one of the founders of GCOGH, challenged me to pick out some of those lonely pieces in my closet–the ones that have not made it into an outfit in a while–and see if GCOGH could help me make them fresh again. Honestly, I was skeptical. “I think I’ve gotten decent at remixing,” I thought. “What can GCOGH do for me that I can’t do by staring at my closet?” And, “Is it really going to be worth the trouble of uploading pictures of my clothes?” MAN, was I wrong!
I’ve been stumped with these two tops for a long time:
I’ve worn them plenty before, and for whatever reasons I was just feeling tired of them. In fact, the red top was in my “almost sell/donate” pile–the purgatory of my closet–and after using GCOGH to remix it, I’m totally ragging on myself for almost getting rid of it! I used GCOGH to make four fresh outfits between these two tops! (Shown below.)
Using GCOGH to Remix
1. Upload a few pics of your clothes.
First, I took pics of items from my closet and uploaded them to my GCOGH account. It seemed overwhelming at first, but I just started with like 5-10 of my staples. Then I ended up loving it and have now uploaded over half of my clothes!
What’s also really cool is that YOU can save pics from MY closet (or anyone else’s) and put them in your own virtual closet. In GCOGH, just click the pic and then click the “Add” button. This is great when it’s a similar item that you have but don’t want to upload yourself or if it’s an item you’re thinking of buying and you want to try remixing it with other items in your closet. That’s pretty cool!
You can also get pics from retailers within the GCOGH interface. For example, you can shop at Gap through GCOGH, and if you’re thinking of buying an item, save it to your own board and try to create ensembles with that item to see if it works with your current clothes! Kinda like a test drive to see if it’ll really work in your closet or not.
2. See each of your items laid out.
This is that part that I find really helpful–you get to see your whole closet laid out flat.
For those of you who have told me you’ve wished to see my closet, start using GCOGH and you’ll be able to! You can see my board of clothes, and I can see yours. Super fun. (And that’s how you can use items from my closet in your own ensembles/boards.)
Seeing all of my clothes laid out in the virtual closet gave me a new perspective. In my real closet, things get lost, stuck between other clothes, or forgotten in a drawer. Since GCOGH’s virtual closet lays everything out, I could clearly see all of the pieces I have.
3. Use the “Create” function to put together ensembles.
Just drag and drop items from the board into the bottom section to create an ensemble. It’s sooo easy.
Here the outfits I created with my lonely pieces:
- Choose 1 lonely item in your closet
- Upload 5-10 pics of items from your closet to your GCOGH “My Clothes” board. Or, pull from my GCOGH closet, someone else’s closet, or the Shops in GCOGH.
- Use the ensemble creator under “Create” to start mixing and matching! Create an ensemble with that lonely item.
- Comment here with a link(s) to the ensemble and tell me how GCOGH helped you make it. You’ll be entered into a raffle to win $50 and I’ll check out your ensembles, and you can check out other people’s!
P.S. You can also leave normal comments here without participating in the challenge. 🙂