Home Improvement Tips- Small Closet Space Tips For The Working Woman

Organizing your closet is the best place to start when it’s time to think about spring cleaning. Save time with these helpful tips to clear clutter.

A few days ago you knew you had an early morning meeting at the office with some clients and the boss to close a big deal. You usually plan your outfits in advance to know what you will wear.

You jump in the shower, get out, reach for your hair dryer and it breaks. You frantically run next door to borrow one from a neighbor. You’re already stressed for running off schedule.

 You walk into your closet and say- “Where the hell is that dress I wanted to wear?

There’s nothing worse than not finding the outfit in your closet for a special occasion, especially in the morning when you’re pressed for time.

You have so many clothes scrunched together on those skinny wire hangers you got from the cleaners. You get confused and stressed every time you look in your closet.

Organizing all the clothes in your closet according to their colors, you’ll easily find the items you’re looking for.

What’s the easy way to organize my closet space to find things easier?

Organize the closet rack with color-coded hangers. You’ll be able to distinguish between work clothes, weekend, and evening clothes.



Invest in white wood hangers.

For example, if you have that favorite black dress that you know you going to need to pull out next week place it on a hanger that is the opposite color of the actual item. To make the item easily viewable, place a black dress on a white hanger within the row of other black dresses using black hangers. A red satin hanger is also a standout color among other black hangers.

Be creative and block sections with different color hangers.

If you have a lot of space but everything looks like a disaster, purchase larger, thick hangers to organize your space. The clothes will be more separated and will be easier to find.

If you don’t have a lot of space, slimmer but sturdy hangers are recommended. Purchase a double hanging rod to maximize hanging space.

Bulky sweaters on hangers are a no-no. They take us too much space. Folding thick sweaters over the hanger takes is a space saver no- no. You can’t see the sweater at the top of the hanger for easy retrieval.

Buy a shoe organizer stackable bin and use it to store sweaters. What’s so great about this idea? You prevent stretching your sweaters. Hanging sweaters on hangers stretches them and makes them look old.

Purses take up a ton of space on a shelf-even when hanging. For purses you don’t use often consider under the bed storage in airtight sealed storage boxes. If you don’t have under the bed storage, consider buying a small three drawer night stand. Purses will be kept out of the dust. You can even make the nightstand into a makeup table with a mirror.

If you must store purses in your closet, think vertical instead of wide. Slim stacking bins can be labeled for each brand, style, and color.

Now that you have cleared up the top shelf space, buy clear plastic shoe bins and place on the top shelves. It’s a good idea to keep a small foldable step up ladder for hard to reach areas.The one below folds up thin and stores easily. Door hanging shoe organizers are also a space saver.

Behind the door organizers are great for scarves, jewelry, lingerie and socks. Door hanging shoe organizers are also a space saver.

If you have a walk in closet, place your favorites in season items towards the front to prevent digging on the back.

Conclusion- If you haven’t worn it in two years, it’s time to say goodbye. Donate it,or sell it on Poshmark and Ebay.

The Little Black Dress- How to Wear it This Spring

As we know it, the little black dress in our closet is always our “go to” for the perfect thing to wear for a date, an evening event, or a formal business affair. 

Our obsession with this dark elegant color we call black has a bit of history.  The color black represented romance and artistry in the 18th century. While symbolically black represents darkness, in the fashion world, it represents mystique, class and wealth.

Coco Chanel

In 1926 Gabrielle Coco Chanel published a photo of a  black dress in the American version of Vogue Magazine. Women all over took notice. The photo symbolized the death of the morbid black tone, and the color rose into the fashion statement that the black dress was chic and high- class.

Audrey Hepburn

In 1961 Audrey Hepburn wore a sheath little black dress in her starring role in the movie ” Breakfast at Tiffany’s.”  The original dress designed by Givenchy deemed not to be suitable for the movie because it showed too much leg. The lower half of the dress was later designed by Edith Head.

Edith Head is an award-winning costume designer winning a record number of eight Academy Awards for best costume design.

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The little black dress has evolved over the years. It is not just for evenings out on the town but makes its way into the boardroom for executive women. It wears well in the office under a grey jacket to soften the look. It works well when wearing a boho style mid-length black dress such as the dresses designed by Free People. Free People has some amazing casual black dresses perfect for spring and summer.

Black is perfect at the office when you mix it up with some pattern and color.

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Black works well on the high seas.

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Black takes the stage at an event when you can pair it with comfortable shoes. 

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Traveling in the black dress with a jean jacket- Transitions well to an evening cafe after long strolls of shopping activities.

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The black party dress.

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Passionately pregnant in black. The ultimate slimming trick.

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The black dress “works it” on stage.

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When you know your being photographed, the black dress is great against any backdrop.

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There are so many ways to make the black dress work for your spring debut. One thing to note, the black dress will never go out of style. Keep shopping!

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Photo Credits:

By http://www.filmitadka.in, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=18971957
By FaceMePLS from The Hague, The Netherlands – 15 Years Marlies Dekkers, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=38519982

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By Foto: Vincent Hasselgård, Aktiv I Oslo.no from Oslo, Norway – Lena Meyer-Landrut på scenen i Telenor Arena Fornebu – ESCUploaded by EnemyOfTheState, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=10420865

 

 

How To Wear Leather Outfits in 2018: Take a Peek Inside

Leather or pleather, whatever you choose it’s not just for handbags and shoes. Nothing speaks more texture than leather. Short skirts, long skirts, tops, shorts and leather dresses will take center stage this year.

Leather is Sexy

What’s so great about Leather? It’s rich, it makes us feel very fashionable, and it mixes with anything from jeans to t-shirts.

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Red Celebrity Style Dresses: What To Wear This Christmas Season

It’s that time of that year again for the holiday festivities. The perfect red dress is a staple that can be worn over and over again. Not just for Christmas, but after Christmas season for Valentines Day.

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From rich red velvets to satin and lace adorned with sequins, there is a red celebrity style dress out there for you.

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