It’s been years since MTV Cribs has aired, but memories of all those posh pads with marble floors live on. And if you can't think back that far, there's always YouTube.
For everyone else, here's something you probably do remember: the episode that showcased Mariah Carey’s extravagant New York City penthouse. Who could forget? It was the most watched and replayed episode in MTV Cribs’ history. Jealous much?
Mariah’s colossal closet was the most captivating part of her extravagant home. But she’s not the only one doing big things on the residential front. Celebrities are known for moving into palatial estates with more bedrooms and bathrooms than they could ever need in this lifetime. But their closets are where all the magic lives. This is where all those trendy threads we see all over the blogs and TV spend their days.
But what about your trendy threads? Trust us, you too can style your closet by taking a few tips straight from Hollywood.
Cues from Kris and Kendall Jenner
Add in shelving. You’ll want to check with your landlord first, but additional shelving will truly make a difference. Install them up to the ceiling. There’s a lot of storage up there that often goes unused. Shelving systems can be found at plenty of chain retailers and home good stores. Think Ikea and Target.
And no more wire hangers! Colorful matching hangers will look so much more visually appealing in your closet. And you can get them from the dollar store!
Cues from Jimmy Choo founder Tamara Mellon
Color coordinate. Some days you might be feeling a little blue… or whatever. Clothes are much easier to sort through when you can pick a color and keep it moving.
Change with the seasons. Right now your closet should have only your finest fall and winter fashions. Once spring arrives, you can switch out your wardrobe and get rid of whatever you don’t want or need. Why waste precious closet space with items you won’t wear again until next summer?
Don’t forget lighting. Even if your closet is equipped with a standard bulb, that might not be enough. Try adding a better pendant light or floor lamp if there’s room. If space is really tight, a portable lamp will do.
Cues from Kimora Lee Simmons
Go boutique style. Even in a small closet, you can separate your items much like displays you’d see in a store. Group items together by type – handbags, jeans, folded t-shirts, shoes, etc.
Cues from Christina Aguilera
Step up. If some items in your closet are up too high, play it safe with a ladder, or at least a stepping stool. You can't strut around at the upcoming holiday parties if you've twisted your ankle while trying to reach your knee high boots.
Cues from Jessica Alba
Don’t ignore the door. Your closet door is an entire surface that can and should be used for storage purposes. Jessica has hooks all over her door to hang a cute collection of hats.
Cues from stylist Rachel Zoe
Use the floor. Rachel’s closet is pretty massive, but her simple technique can be applied to yours. She takes advantage of floor space for her shoe collection. Any bare floor area in your closet can be the perfect nook for shoes.
What closet cues do you have in place to efficiently store all of your fall fashions?
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