Kylie Jenner's closet teaches us that shoes and handbags should be showcased – never hidden
Professional organizers are impressed by the socialite's color-coordinated storage – here's what you can learn from her arrangement
It is perhaps inevitable that Kylie Jenner has a generous walk-in closet that wouldn't look out of place in Carrie Bradshaw's apartment.
The media personality has an enviable collection of designer merchandise – spanning various colorways for every mood and occasion. And, while we are (naturally) impressed by the goods in question – we admit that her method of storing has stolen the show (for us, at least).
Kylie's walk-in closet offers much to be admired – beginning with a color-coordinated handbag and shoe storage and the practical glass front that teaches us a fundamental lesson when organizing accessories: your favorite possessions are meant to be seen.
In her Instagram post, Kylie is seen in front of her enviable storage system – complete with illuminated shoe racks and shelves of bags that appear to be organized by their color (starting with neutral pieces at the top).
H&G's Interiors Therapy and Feng Shui expert Suzanne Roynon says that this arrangement can teach us a lot about our closet organization – even if we're working with a smaller set-up.
'Kylie's shoe closet is full to bursting,' Suzanne says. 'Like many around the world, she has a passion for shoes and purses, and as a result, she's optimized her available space to display them all.'
Suzanne is a specialist Interiors Therapy Expert and author of Welcome Home, How Stuff Makes or Breaks your Relationship – available on Amazon. She has spent over 25 years in corporate and charity roles, using her ability as a therapist and public speaker to help people understand their relationship with their homes and possessions. Suzanne currently contributes to H&G as our Interiors Therapy and Feng Shui expert.
'It's great to see the color coordination and care Kylie takes to protect her accessories by using glass doors for maximum visibility and reducing extremes of heat. Kylie is clearly drawn to the pink, nude, and acid green colorways and has everything within easy reach.'
Megan Baker, an organization expert from My Fitted Bedroom, agrees. She, too, emphasizes the impact of regimented shoe storage (such as Kylie's) – adding that a dedicated space for shoes can make your entire closet feel more streamlined (and make mornings more seamless).
'If you're a shoe addict, you will know that finding a home for your most prized possessions can dominate valuable wardrobe space. They can also easily become a messy element within a closet; shoved on shelves or chucked at the bottom of a wardrobe. Shoe racks make all types of shoes accessible and tidy,' Megan says.
The expert says that displaying your shoes in an organized way is a great time saver when pulling an outfit together. It also helps you know when specific shoes need cleaning and repairing – 'which in turn will make them last longer.'
Plus, there is one more lesson that you can take from Kylie's closet – and it comes down to the art of decluttering. Suzanne adds that, like many of us, the socialite may be known to store shoes for those 'just in case' occasions – so, if she were working with Kylie, she would ask her to clear away the pieces she is unlikely to use – to ensure 'getting dressed up is even more pleasurable.'
Megan is the News and Trends Editor at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc and Real Homes. As the News Editor, she often focuses on emerging microtrends, sleep and wellbeing stories, and celebrity-focused pieces. Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and an expansive collection of houseplants.
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