A DREAM CLOSET IN FIVE STEPS

Elle (Canada) - - Special - Get­ting dressed just be­came the eas­i­est part of your day.

An or­ga­nized and beau­ti­ful closet will ac­tu­ally bet­ter your style. “If it’s just chaos, you’re go­ing to put yourself to­gether that way,” warns MT Meikle, founder and pres­i­dent of Toron­to­based style con­sul­tancy La Clos­ette. Here’s her life-bet­ter­ing ad­vice. 1. Ditch the bulky wooden hang­ers. Opt for thin felt ones to avoid dam­ag­ing silk blouses and keep gar­ments from slip­ping. Then ar­range your hangables by colour for a Pin­ter­est­wor­thy look. 2. In­vest in a steamer. It’s less bulky than an iron­ing board, and you can quickly turn it on in the morn­ing. Be­cause if you have to ask if that shirt is too wrin­kled.... 3. Put it on dis­play. Shelve your hand­bags and in­stall a towel hook to hang your scarves, bou­tique-style. Stack bracelets around beau­ti­ful glass jars so they’re at eye level when you’re con­tem­plat­ing how to glam up an out­fit. 4. Cre­ate an am­bi­ence. In­stead of us­ing pot­pourri—which can be overwhelming at first and fades quickly— keep your walk-in closet stocked with fresh-cut flow­ers or tuck soft-scented dryer sheets in with your del­i­cates. 5. Make a mood board. Ask a stylist or Cher Horowitz: Po­laroids know best. Col­lect snaps of your favourite out­fits, mag­a­zine tears and pic­tures of street-style stars and ar­range them on a bul­letin board as daily inspo.

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