Wednesday, June 5, 2013


By now, you should have clothes hanging uniformly on your velvet hangers and perfectly folded sweaters, so let's move on to the important things, shall we?


Show me the shoes.  Most of us aren't blessed with a huge walk-in closet with settees, chandeliers, and french doors.  Many of us don't even have enough space for a built-in shoe rack.  A pile of shoes on the floor doesn't lend itself to easy shoe selection.  It's imperative to make each pair of shoes visible, or you will never wear them.

Over-the-door shoe racks have come a long way.  You can actually find ones that aren't complete eyesores and that are very functional.  They are great space-savers and keep your shoes in plain view, ensuring your husband won't ask why the hell you bought those shoes and never wear them.

Love this house tour at Apartment Therapy.

It's not too ugly, and it makes sense, and it's cheap.  Target Shoe Organizer.

If you must put shoes up on a high shelf or in storage boxes, do so only with shoes you wear infrequently, and be sure to label them with a picture of the shoes inside.  While this method sounds good in theory, I would think that, in practice, it would be a huge time suck to stand on a ladder every morning digging though boxes of shoes to get to your nude flats.

Looks kind of cool, but...???

I'd love to know if you have other shoe storage ideas...or if you think the boxes of labeled shoes works just fine.

Do you need this kind of practical advice to make sense of your wardrobe?  Need recommendations for shoes to fill your shoe rack?  I would love to help you.  If you want to know more about my personal styling services in Richmond, VA, I would love to hear from you.  Let's connect!

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