*waves* So onto part 4 and the final tutorial in regards to clothing layers. This post is a continuation from “Tops & Outerwear”. At the end I made a special category for Events that I hold close to my heart, I think you might find some events or hunts that might benefit from having its own categories like so.
I’m not sure if you guys need help with any other aspects of the inventory, shoes, bags, eyewear uh… misc items? If you do let me know and I’ll continue if not, I hope you’ve been having fun! Thank you so much for the support you’ve shown with this weird crazy thing I’m doing and also for sharing some tips and tricks of your own.
Oh! Another amazing thing, if you’re doing inventory photos and would like some simple poses that showcases items well and clearly. Easily you could use a posestands, which was what I’ve been doing until Anemysk Karu — the most wonderful person ever sent me a bunch of poses that she made! There are 10 poses in total, 5 which works for pants and 5 which is great for big skirts – the above image will show you how they look~
These poses are available in the “[Glow] Studio VIP Group” which is 50L to join, or if you’re already in there, grab these poses. These poses are helping me with the rest of my inventory, and I think they’re great for creators who want default stands to work their items on.
Pants are pretty simple compared to tops, I first separated them into 2 different categories: “Long” and “Short” – short is anything knee up and long anything knee down. Then within I made subcategories of different types/styles they come in.
My desktop shots don’t have different folders for colors as I like to just scroll through all of them.
I love Harem pants, probably cause I’d never be able to carry them off in RL without looking overly pear shaped.
Occasionally I run into Highwaisted Pants in a Harem style for example, I’d need to decide which category it would allow me to recall it better. Make that decision without worrying too much that it’s not in the “right” category.
Skirts in SL currently come in 2 different types – flexi and sculpted; so if you’d like you could separate them that way. I did it so that flexi skirts belong to “Feminine Long, Med & Short” and Sculpted skirts belong to “Sculpted”. The other 2 are special types of skirts I look for often, hence I made a category just for them.
Dresses for me are a lot more complicated because I have so many of them that it just blows my mind. I separated these by styles they come in, but made a separate folder for “Paper Couture” because well… it’s Paper Couture. Hah, no really, I couldn’t find a way to categorize their items and the best way was just to put em all in 1 folder. And “My 1st Dress Blogged” is just for sentimental reasons, you honestly don’t need to keep the 1st dress you ever blogged~
Underneath each large category I made different folders for each brand. I find that I remember dresses easily through brand because a lot of creators have a very specific signature style when it comes to dresses. In my desktop however I didn’t make brand folders to make it easier for me to look through.
These are a lot harder to mix and match, but they always have some pretty prims you can manipulate for different looks.
Sorting Rompers & Jumpers
I don’t have a lot of these, but I believe they’re popping up a whole lot more often inworld now than ever before. So I made a folder for them just in case this grows.
Sorting Lingerie, Swimsuits & Bodysuits
For some odd reason I never wear these as often as I would like but I do have a whole bunch of them. The best way for me was to lump these altogether because they usually serve purposes of layering under other items (in my case). I separated these items by type to make it easy for me to remember where everything is.
Sometimes random events or hunts have certain themes to their items, so they might not fit in a lot of usual folders. Rather than create a “Unique” or “Misc” folder, I find that making an “Events” folder works well. I usually move Hair, Accessories and Other items into category folders, but clothes from these events didn’t fit anywhere else.
This way you can remember where you acquired some special items, and at the same time store a little bit of your memory lane into a folder. Designers United and One Eleven were two huge events that made a big impact in my SL Life, so I made special folders for the clothing I got within these events.
So there we go, the final clothing layer sorting. By now your inventory should look a whole lot cleaner and your count probably went down a ton. I know I’m down by 10,000+ items by now, most of my items are really in the objects folder plus hair and skins. Therefore, going down that much is a pretty awesome thing for me.
I’m glad these tutorials have spurred some of you to tackle your own inventory. I know these have been pretty basic, so I shan’t bore you guys too much. If you need more help with other parts of your inventory, like I said before, let me know and I’ll post them if there’s demand~
Good luck my fellow virtual amazeballs friends!