Organization and style are deeply entwined. We all know how your bedroom looks when you have one of those “I don’t know what to wear” days. Trust me; if you keep an order in your closet and there is a logic to it you can diminish the aftermath of that natural disaster. I am not saying that an occasional hurricane might not come to town and leave everything upside down, but the cleanup process won’t take as long. Plus, you can focus more on the creative side of the process of outfit selection.
For now, check this list of classics and new artifacts that I have put together for you that will definitely improve the everyday getting dressed ritual.
An organized closet is the first step to refining your style strategy. You want your dressing time to be as short and productive as possible. Looking great makes you feel beautiful and not coming back from work at night to fix the morning dress up tragedy will increase your quality of life and the one of whoever lives with you. Your boyfriend, husband, friend, and/ or roommate will appreciate it!
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Shelf and drawer EKBY ALEX/ EKBY VALTER
The Shelf and drawer EKBY ALEX/ EKBY VALTER by Ikea is a great example of space maximization. The white color makes it easy to blend in your closet wall while its drawers will give it some personality at the same time. You can use this shelf to display beautiful shoes, handbags, or jewelry. My personal recommendation is to use it as a jewelry organizer and display. Show your favorite pieces by placing them in white or black leather displays or in a clear collection of vases. Storage the small accessories such as earrings and bracelets in the drawers. If you decide to use it to organize your bags, place structured purses on top and use the drawers to store wallets, wristlets, or small clutches!
ALGOT Drying rack, white
The ALGOT Drying rack in white by Ikea is great for middle height divisions in your closet. If your wardrobe needs some shelving this is a great alternative. I would use one or two depending on your scarves real state. Imagine displaying all your scarves on this rack. Some people might dry clothes in it, but you my dear fashionista, will use it to show your treasures to the world. This will reduce the risk of forgetting what you own. Organize them by color, textures or designs. You might also use it to organize your belts, your husband ties (or your own!), or maybe your long chains. Just remember, if you see it you might actually wear it!
Foremost Corner Radius Cube
The Foremost Corner Radius Cube from the Container Store is a great furniture piece for your closet. Every woman deserves a huge closet or at least a very good storage system! (Ask Carrie Bradshaw). This corner piece is great for storing gorgeous heels, handbags, jewelry, and more. You can get one and place it in a corner; buy 2 and place one on top of the other to take advantage of the whole wall; or buy 2 and place them one next to the other to form half a circle. You might add a mirror or a set of shelves on top. The possibilities are endless. If you own cute jewelry or gift boxes this is the place to show them of. Store your jewelry pieces or place them on beautiful displays. You can also use it for shoes. Take advantage of the corner shape and place each pair one shoe facing the outside and one the inside to show both heels and tips.
Ziploc® Space Bag® Vacuum Seal Hanging Bag
You can find the Ziploc® Space Bag® Vacuum Seal Hanging Bag in Bed, Bath and Beyond or your local Walmart. If you are skeptical of keeping your winter clothes in the basement or the thought of having your jackets so far from you creeps you out, this is for you. I am that kind of person. I don’t like visiting the attic or the basement unless I have to. Plus, you never know when you might need your favorite jacket. As you can see in the box, the storage space multiplies by using the vacuum seal hanging bags living room for your everyday clothes. I like this option with the hanger better because it gives you the proximity and visibility plus. This way you won’t forget what you own. I am all up for using everything you own!
4-Section Acrylic Swivel Organizer
This beautiful 4-Section Acrylic Swivel Organizer by the Container Store is perfect for displaying your favorite jewelry pieces. The clear plastic lets you see everything; colors, textures, size…It is both fun and practical. It has 4 sections of storage and its cylindrical shape is great for closet space. Place it on a shelf to give life to your closet. You can also use it to store other little things such as spare buttons, an emergency sewing kit, bra straps, or fashion tape strips. This versatile organizer can be used all around the house. Store hair pins, ties, and clips; staples, clips, pushpins and rubber bands; nails, safety pins, and studs.
Chrome 4-Tier Swing-Arm Pant Hanger
The Chrome 4-Tier Swing-Arm Pant Hanger is a blessing. It keeps pants in place, it reduces the amount of storage space and is great for grouping pieces of the same color, but in different shades. This piece can be found at your local Container Store. You can also use it to store jeans, leggings, scarves, shawls, and pashminas. The good thing about this hanger is that with just a few you can organize all your pants (or whatever piece of your choice) and maximize your storage space.
Chrome 4-Tier Swing-Arm Skirt Hanger
The Chrome 4-Tier Swing-Arm Skirt Hanger is another great complement. It can be used to store skirts or shorts for all of us Florida natives. You can never underestimate the versatility of a skirt or a short and you can never have enough. Today, these two pieces are paired with leggings, pantyhose, jackets, vests, blouses, shirts, tank tops, you name it. Just like the previous piece, you can find this hanger at your local Container Store. This is another space saver because with just a few you can organize all your pieces!
30-Pair Overdoor Shoe Organizer
This 30-Pair Overdoor Shoe Organizer is great for tight spaces. It is clear, which makes it very practical. You can find it at your local Container Store. If some heels don’t fit, then display those in beautiful shelves or on the floor in your closet. If you want to keep some shoes in boxes is okay too. Some footwear has delicate detailing such as glitter, sequins or beads or they are made with gentle fabrics like suede or velvet that need extra care. This shoe organizer is perfect for flats, sneakers, and some heels.
Cedar Adjustable Drawer Organizer
The Cedar Adjustable Drawer Organizer by the Container Store might seem like a simple, maybe unnecessary piece, but never underestimate it. This basic panel keep everything in place, which not only keeps it organized but visually appealing. You will be able to see everything you own without going through piles of stuff. The Cedar Adjustable Drawer Organizer is great for underwear, belts, socks, ties, bathing suits, hair accessories, makeup, jewelry and more!
Firenze Handbag Storage Bin
The Firenze Handbag Storage Bin is from the Container Store. I like the shape of this bin very much. If you have some cute boxes at home or a bunch of clean cardboard boxes, you can cover them with your favorite paper designs and cut them in an angle (like shown in the picture) to organize your beloved purses. We all face this problem in our closets. We attempt to use our shelves to display our hard earned handbags, but somehow it always looks sloppy. I recommend using this type of storage for bags with less structure. If your piece of art can stand up by them then let them, but if not place them in this cute storage bin. You can also use this device to store other kind of bags such as totes, backpacks, messenger bags, and envelope bags. Also to organize your boots on the floor (make sure to have something inside of them to preserve their shape).