STEP INTO MY CLOSET: Clothes are serious business and in work or play, a well put-together outfit will give you the confidence you need to take on the world. Here are some ideas to help get that closet organised and have you out the door with your best foot forward
By Audra Roslani
Just like a museum, there’s a certain feeling of luxury to having your clothes, accessories and shoes beautifully displayed in a way that gives you easy access and visibility for you to simply walk in and make an effortless decision for your #ootd.
Take inspiration from quintessential fashion devotee Carrie Bradshaw who understood that fashion deserved to be displayed like art, “I like my money right where I can see it… hanging in my closet.”
Designer of LA Closet Design, Lisa Adams suggests picking up elements from your favourite boutiques when designing your walk-in wardrobe, and you’ll look at your clothes differently and leave no outfit combination unexplored, making the getting ready process a more enjoyable one to say the least. “I create boutique spaces for my clients, so they feel like they are shopping in their closet.”
The benefits outweigh the cons; from being stuck in a style rut, to forgetting that purchase that’s still in its paper bag, and more importantly, eliminating the excuse of “I have nothing to wear!” the next time you’re late for brunch with the girls.
Your personalised couture closet should reflect your personality from style (minimalist, classical to over the top) to the colours that complement your wardrobe (neutrals or arranged by colour) and of course, functionality. The pièce de résistance? A luxe chair or bench in luscious material nonchalantly placed in the corner of the room, to admire your collection of clothes while you try on your shoes in style and comfort.
Don’t let the lack of space hinder you from your dream couture closet. While bigger space allowance can be exhilarating for your creativity, it’s also tougher on the wallet. Hosun Ching’s Walk-In Closet may look tiny, but it opens up to a mini fitting-room complete with a full-length mirror so you’ll never miss out clothes at the back of the closet.
Wardrobe specialists at California Closets poignantly illustrate the importance of giving your clothes the respect it needs by giving them a home. “Merely storing your clothes and shoes is not the same as giving them a home. When all the things in your closet have a dedicated space, improved bedroom flow (sans clutter!) and peace of mind are just two of the many perks of a walk-in closet.”