CLOSET REVEAL: featuring my must have staples

June, 11, 2018

Guest room turned closet + office

Sharing our home is something I have been wanting to do on here for awhile now, but it took about 6 months before it all came together how I imagined… I mean, I was still getting pieces in until about a week before the wedding (i.e. last month)! I guess it’ll never *fully* be done, but for now– she’s just how I want! It needs to be noted that this labor of love was not done alone, I had the creative geniuses over at Maple & Murphy help me hone in my tastes and create a house both Sam and I could feel at home in.

I’ve lived in ‘bachelorette pads’ for about three years now– never taking into account that a boy might move in there. I’ve had white fluffy rugs, gold and marble everything, chanel surfboards over the dining room table… a whole ‘glam’ moment. But of course, over time your tastes change and you begin to want a little something different. For me, that was something a little more warm (which was a bad word in my aesthetic dictionary abut 2 years ago) and something a little more masculine/gender neutral. More on the aesthetic of our entire home at a later date… right now, we’re starting in my favorite room of the house– my CLOFFICE (closet + office).

Well, that was the original idea behind it. Now it has morphed into more of a ‘dressing room’. This is where my items that I wear all year round stay and where I get ready– hair and makeup.

Fashion Blogger closet tour

This entire room was once a guest room (without a bathroom), so we just ripped the closet door off, widened it and added shelves– BAM shoe wall! This is where I keep my heels, booties and dressier sandals. The sneakers I wear every. single. day. and more casual shoes are in the closet I share with SD in our bedroom (thats where t-shirts, gym clothes and other tops are as well). I try and rotate my closet seasonally in order to create more space– meaning I pack sweaters and thicker tops up in the spring and summer and switch them with light weight tops… I usually leave basic tees out all year long, for layering in the colder months and solo when its warm. Also, as you’ll see below, I leave bombers and denim jackets out year round for layering.

Back to the shoes– I have a theory that if you can’t see it, you won’t wear it… in previous houses this has proven to be the case, especially with shoes. When I moved into our house, I knew I wanted to be able to see all of my shoes and what I couldn’t see/fit I was going to sell or donate. There is no sense in being a pack rat– because in the past, I have been. I wanted this house to be a ‘no harding zone’, and so far we’re successful. If it wasn’t worn in the last year, it was sold (follow my closet on instagram where I sell things: @ottecloset) or donated and never made it into this house! WHICH made moving SD in last month a breeze.

Turn a guest room into your closet

classic tees are always in style

Take a Look inside style blogger Maddie Potter's Closet

How to keep your closet clean and fold your denim

Want to know a folding hack to keep your jeans on display and still look neat and tidy? Tuck the triangle part of the (for lack of a better word) crotch in and fold them in half and then half again! I think your denim selection look almost retail– which I love. I make sure to hang the denim that I want to keep and fold the pairs that I wear more often. This is also a portion of my closet that I can stand to purge– denim seems hard to get rid of though. I’m a work in progress, I just can’t help my clothes hoarding ways.

MUST HAVE DENIM | FALL THROUGH SUMMER

Closet Reveal: make your own shoe wall

The shoes that made the cut– as you can see, we’re on a strict one in/one out policy now. So be sure to follow along on my closet instagram account (@ottecloset) to see if any of these pretties make the transition. I love them all and would keep them forever if I had the space… but sometimes it’s easier on my OCD heart to just keep them rotating.

BOOTIES TO KEEP ALL YEAR ROUND

STAPLE SNEAKERS

HEELS FOR THE YEAR

Fashion Blogger Closet Reveal

Something I will never be able to put away, no matter the season, is my leather jacket collection. they are me. I am them… so they stay right here where I can look at them– even when its 98 degrees outside. While I don’t bust them out in the spring and summer, I do rotate bombers and denim jackets all year round– they’re something you conniver have enough of.

LAYERING FOR ALL SEASONS

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