5 Ways to Give Your Closet a Makeover like Your Favorite Celeb
If you’ve already busted out the mop and broom and completed that intensive spring clean, major props to you. But after you have a clean house, it’s time to dive into that closet of yours. We’ve already shared the best places to donate those nixed clothes and the ultimate closet mistake you’re making but if you’re in need of advice either on how to decide what to get rid of or how to get everything organized, here are a few tips from a few of our favorite celebs.
1. Lena Dunham: Forget the bedroom-sized closets we’re used to celebs having. NY dweller Lena Dunham has a pretty realistic sized wardrobe. She consulted a professional organizer to help her get those clothes under control and from the looks of this Instagram snap, it seems like two major changes she made was organizing her clothes by color and putting her shoes in clear boxes. If you don’t want to go out and buy a plastic box for every pair of shoes you own, try this DIY route, where you take photos of all your shoes and then tape that photo onto old shoeboxes. (via @lenadunham)
2. Jenna Lyons: The J.Crew #girlboss and fashion icon leaves her clothes out on open racks to create more of a dressing room feel. Emulate this simply by grabbing a clothing rack from IKEA ($12). If you’re happy with the way your closet looks now but want to embrace this idea, try creating a small rack in a corner of your room where you can put a few of your favorite pieces on display. (via Domaine)
3. Brad Goreski: If anyone is going to know how to clean out a closet like a pro it’s probably going to be celebrity stylist, Brad Goreski. He shared a few helpful tips with Popsugar, but our favorite is this one: “Try to allow yourself to part with something that you’ve been holding onto for a long time. Things that you don’t love but just can’t seem to get rid of for some reason. Just know that the thing you’re going to get rid of is going to turn into something new and beautiful.” (Photo via @mrbradgoreski)
4. Lauren Conrad: If you’re one of those people who is afraid to get rid of clothing because you think, “I might want to wear it someday,” Lauren Conrad has a tip for you. In a post on her website, she advises you to try “the switcheroo.” She explains, “At the beginning of the year, turn all of your hangers backward. As you wear items, turn the hanger back around so it’s facing the right way.” This way you’ll really be able to see what you wear and what you don’t. (Photo via Ray and Jen)
5. Miley Cyrus: This was Miley’s closet from her teenage years so we’re guessing she has since moved onto bigger, better and wilder wardrobes, but there is one idea here we’re really loving: that ladder shelf shoe display ($71). If you’re not into the idea of storing your shoes in boxes, clear out some wall space in your room and show them off like you’re some kind of Carrie Bradshaw. (via Guest of a Guest)
What’s your secret to keeping your closet super organized? Share with us in the comments below.
It can be intimidating to step out on your own and build a business from the ground up. As part of our collaboration with Office Depot, we're talking with Selfmade alum and solopreneur Colette Lawrence, the faith-based motivator and relationship builder behind The M.E.E. Movement, about ways in which women in business can find success.
B + C: How did you know M.E.E. Movement was your business to start?
The M.E.E Movement represents motivation, empowerment, and encouragement for women. It is what represents me. I did not know at first that it was my business to start, but then the thought of monetizing what I loved came to me. It scared me, however. I registered the business in July 2020 and have been slowly building my wings since.
B + C: What's one strategy that's helped you start your business?
Thinking through and researching what the requirements are to start my business, and then asking questions of people who are in the business. Not all advice worked; however, it helped me to figure out what I needed to do and not to do.
B + C: Did you always know life coaching would be your entrepreneurial path?
(Smiles) No, I did not. I 'stumbled" on it. I knew that people were always coming to me for advice and I found that I loved having conversations with them, especially with women, young and old.
B + C: What was your most valuable takeaway from Selfmade?
My most valuable takeaway was the first day of training: Get out of your own way. There were a lot of great moments and important takeaways from every presenter. However, getting out of my own way, pushing past doubts, was for me my most valuable takeaway. Doing something that I had never done before took courage. If I do not focus on what is happening with me mentally then I cannot deliver to my clients successfully.
B + C: What's one piece of advice you would give to female entrepreneurs on the brink of starting?
Get out of your head. You have something to offer. You have what you need to succeed so go ahead and do it.
B + C: How do you stay motivated?
I stay motivated by listening to music and listening to motivational speakers, and sometimes someone will just reach out and talk about the impact that I made in their life. That adds the extra juice or sauce I need to pummel through the day.
B + C: What's your best organizational tip?
Keep a diary and journal. It's the best way for me to keep organized and it also provides a source motivation as I record not only my "losses" but my wins as well.
B + C: Who inspires you in the entrepreneurial space?
Shirley Toliver – She motivates and empowers and makes me always want to show up.
B + C: What has receiving the Office Depot scholarship to Selfmade done to help you start or grow your business?
The scholarship was a blessing in that all the areas that were covered offered valuable information that I needed, from social media to HR. As a new business owner, I needed to know this to increase my own personal awareness in what it takes to run a successful business. The candidness of the presenters made it easy to see myself in their shoes and helped me to realize that I can also get there.
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