April 6th, 2011

Closet Essentials

Aerin Lauder closet

an old picture of Aerin Lauder’s dressing room

I cleaned out my closet. Nothing was spared from my scrutiny and I ruthlessly tossed things that I had been holding onto for far too long. There may be less in there, but I wear everything I have.

Goop has closets on the brain too and posted a great newsletter last week about spring trends and how to organize and maintain your clothes. But what are closet essentials, the things that make a closet fully functional?

Here is my list.

1. A mirror, 3 way would be ideal

2. A chair

3. Good light

4. A rug (so you can try on shoes at home)

5. Hooks or rack to hang outfits being considered

6. A steamer (I have a Rowenta Precision Valet)

7. Padded hangers and skirt hangers with clips (toss or return all wire hangers from the cleaners).

8. Shoe racks. I do not like my shoes in boxes because I forget I have them.

9. A small table to put out accessories being considered

10. Bowls for odds and ends, a trash can and a laundry basket

11. A push-pin board with pictures of inspirational outfits, list of clothing needs, etc.

I love this big mirror leaning against the wall

I like to be able to see what I own and have belts hung on hooks on the wall and handbags are on shelves. My shoes are on open shelves too. The downside to having everything out is you need to dust frequently.

SHOP

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Pierce gold-plated choker

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Pierce medium embellished leather shoulder bag

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Tie-backgathered stretch-cotton jersey top

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Jacquard-knit midi skirt

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open flat ballerina shoes

ELLERY

Ritzy A-line wool-blend skirt

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Emil leather ankle boots

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Snake-trimmed intrecciato leather shoulder bag

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Grosgrain-trimmed ruffled cotton-velvet jacket

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Pleated cotton-velvet culottes

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Woven canvas clogs

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  • Do you clean out closets?

    Lisa EastmanApril 6th, 2011  6:43 AM

     

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