How to optimize your wardrobe to keep it de-cluttered

In our last post, we explored the Japanese concept of ‘danshari’ and how to clean out your closet in time for Spring. Choosing to simplify your closet is one thing, but keeping it that way can be easier said than done. It is surprisingly easy to fall back into the rabbit hole of impulse buying, rather than buying for what we actually need. So to remember that we are shopping to save time, money and space and clarity in the long run, we need to be shopping for value.

1. Choose items to meet your lifestyle

Take a little time to think about and assess your lifestyle. Are you pressed for time? Do you move or travel a lot? Do you get frustrated with comfort? Choose core values that highlight your needs in clothing, and keep them down on a memo or notepad on your phone or next to your computer screen, to remind you and stop you from making a purchase that will add to the clutter.

2. Versatility

Opt for simplicity in design and have go-to’s. Keeping a minimalistic color or design palette can not only look chic and contemporary, it is incredibly versatile too. Dedicate a go-to outfit for at least 4 occasions with the same simple dress as the center-piece. Spend a little time trying on the looks beforehand and setting them aside near the closet door. When you are stuck in the morning, so you can at least have your staple outfit ready at hand to throw on in seconds.

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3. Quality

Choose quality and comfort that will last. While it is easy to buy cheaper items, they are cheaper for reason. Treat your clothing like you would treat your phone. You wouldn’t want to spend your time and money buying a new, more inexpensive phone every single year, when you can buy the best smartphone on the market and have it last you for several years. When you spend that extra money, you know it will last you, so you don’t need to buy a new one so soon. Same with clothing – cheaper quality clothing that can not endure your day-to-day use or can deteriorate even from the washing and drying process. These items become easy to throw away or forget about, and accumulate to the clutter in your closet and eventually ending up in landfills. Choose quality items for the long run to save you time and money, and let you focus on what is important – you.

To add additional value to your wardrobe staples, you can also opt for specially tailored pieces that are especially made and designed to fit you.

Having the option to choose your favorite color, print, length and style, with a premium quality that will last makes the item more personable and valuable.

So keep these in mind the next time you go shopping or online shopping, and optimize your wardrobe and routine.

All our items are designed to be versatile, machine-washable, easy to maintain and resilient for a wardrobe that will provide you the high value you need and save you time and money. We offer free global delivery so you can have piece of mind from the tap of your fingertips to the front of your door step.

Custom order refresh!

We’re happy to announce that our selection of prints and solid color jersey fabrics for our custom order service has been expanded!

By popular demand, kay me’s custom order dresses are now available in nine solid color jerseys, and ten of our original one-of-a-kind prints.

Prints include our pretty florals, such as Navy Rose, Petit Navy and Candy Red, and our solid colors on offer now include bright cherry pink, saxe blue and rich purple grape.

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Select your perfect combination of pattern and fabric – will you choose our fit-and-flare Marilyn dress, flattering gathered dress or kay me classic Venus dress?

Our custom order process remains the same: simply choose your desired dress pattern from the nine on offer, size, skirt length, sleeve length and finally print/color fabric, and our skilled team of expert craftspeople will make your dream dress to order in just a few weeks.

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Prices are set no matter which print or size you choose, and naturally custom order dresses also benefit from our fantastic free global shipping offer.

Become your own kay me designer today, and don’t forget to share the results using #kayme on Instagram!

Introducing… Design your own dress, with kay me

We’re very excited to announce our new special feature: it’s now possible to design your own custom dress on our international website!

After rolling out our new custom order feature in our Japanese stores and Japanese webshop, we’ve now brought the ability to design your own dress to our international customers around the world.

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So, how does it work?

After navigating to the “design your own dress” page, start by choosing from seven of our most popular dress patternsfor more on dress silhouettes, take a look at our recent blog. From our classic hourglass Venus Drape and fit-and-flare A-line cache-coeur to the universally flattering waist-gathered dress, there’s a style to suit every occasion.

Next, choose your size – please note that currently the design your own dress feature is only available in kay me standard sizing. Please feel free to enquire about sizing outside our current range.

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You can choose the length of your dress, too. Great for those with long torsos or shorter legs, or customers who wish for a dramatically different look to our standard patterns.

Then select your desired sleeve length, from sleeveless all the way through to long sleeves. With five sleeve length options, there’s plenty to choose from.

Finally, complete your custom dress by selecting the fabric. Currently available are five solid colours, including black, navy and pink, and eleven original kay me prints. Will you choose pretty florals, striking stripes or elegant polka dots? Our Japanese customers have told us this is the hardest step, narrowing down your final choice to just one combination. Of course, you can always order more than one dress…

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If you’d like to change your mind, easily navigate back to previous pages and refine your selection.

After confirming your final choice, your dream dress with then be painstakingly handmade by the kay me atelier team working in Tokyo, and will be delivered to your door within three to four weeks.

Creating your own dress has never been so simple. Become your own kay me designer today – and don’t forget to share the results with us using #kay me on Instagram.