They say that variety is the spice of life, and that’s certainly the truth with our wardrobes. If you’re like us, you enjoy those classic pieces to mix and match. It’s the accessories that make the difference though. Accessories let you add a pop of color, or a flair for the dramatic to your outfit. They can, however, also quickly clutter your closet or bathroom without the right organization. How do you manage all those knick-knacks though? We’ve compiled some of our favorite ways to organize your accessories and have them ready for wear.
How to Organize Accessories
Eye Spy a Trend
Sunglasses offer the best of both worlds – function, and style. And, if you have a lot, you can quickly lose them in the chaos of your wardrobe. Our favorite tip actually doubles as decor, and it’s a surefire way to guarantee you keep things in the right place. Take an old or new frame and remove the backing. String some wires or chicken wire across, and hang up your glasses. This is a fun way to organize your fashion glasses you already have and leaves room for adding to your collection.
A Pocket Full of Pretty
Clutches make for a great way to get out without a heavy purse, but we quickly lose them when we get back home. They can easily get caught up in all our other accessories, so keeping them tidy and organized is essential. The great part of doing a DIY project is that you can repurpose generic items for bigger purposes. For example, use a lid rack – designed for the kitchen – to separate and organize your clutches or small purses. It’s simple and it looks clean.
Tight & Tidy
Leggings are the rage, and tights add a serious pop of style to just about any object. If you’re like us though, you know that they can easily become crumpled in your bureau, or lost altogether. What could be simpler than using the hangers you already have to organize them? Simply loosely knot them over the hanger, arrange them by color and style, and you’re good to go.
Put Your Best Foot Forward
Shoes. Seriously. Where do you start with shoes? They can make or break an outfit, and they can make or break your organization, too. From flats to trainers, pumps to wedges, it’s so important to solve that shoe crisis before it gets out of hand. If you have a lot of shoes, the perfect solution is probably simpler than you think. If you don’t have built-ins in your closet, consider using an ordinary bookshelf. Check your measurements before you buy (or thrift), then move it in. Want to dress it up? Add some peel-and-stick wallpaper to the back for some extra pizazz.