Guest Feature: 5 Tips for a Successful Closet Cleanout with Orchid Grey

It’s hard to believe that we’re already on the cusp of fall. I’ve had the September issues on my coffee table for a couple of weeks now, and while I’m being careful to not wish summer away, I can’t wait for the shift in style that a new season offers, especially autumn. Layers, boots, and plenty of texture — after a long, hot summer of one-piece dressing and sandals, fall makes the act of getting dressed feel fun again. If you’re like me and pack away your off-season clothes (a smart decision if you’re also dealing with a too-tiny closet), the cooling days of late August mean it’s almost time for the Great Closet Switchover. I’ll soon be rummaging through bins and boxes in search of the sweaters, jackets, flannels and boots I boxed up months ago, and making a list of the must-haves I hope to buy for the months ahead (suede miniskirt, anyone?). The transition into a new time of year isn’t just great for personal style though, it also happens to be the perfect time to plan a major closet cleanout.

Why clean out your closet from season to season? Besides allowing you the opportunity to take stock and see exactly what you already own making shopping for what’s to come more streamlined and intentional, detoxing your closet a few times per year lets you clearly steer your personal style in whichever direction you please. Think about it: if you haven’t worn a fit-and-flare in years, but your closet is full of them, there’s no room for the new silhouette or color that you love (not to mention, there’s likely someone out there who would be ecstatic to find those pieces for a steal on Poshmark!). Reselling your castoffs also ensures less landfill waste, and those extra bucks in your Poshmark account make it easy to refresh your own wardrobe with gently used pieces when the time comes. Not sure where to start? Check out my five tips below for executing a successful closet cleanout, and then share your own!

1. Plan Ahead

While a full wardrobe overhaul is tempting to just jump right into on a Saturday afternoon, I’d advise against it. I’ve made this mistake countless times and usually what I’m left with is a giant mess, flagging motivation and more disorganization than when I started. Plan a few days in advance to give yourself time to gather supplies, even better, pencil it in. Set aside a full morning or afternoon (whenever you feel most productive), more if your wardrobe is large and your intent is a major cleanout. Be honest with yourself, if you feel you need a full day, take it.

On the day-of, brew a fresh pot of coffee (or pour yourself a glass of wine if it’s after noon), grab some snacks, and crank your favorite Spotify station. This should feel like a party, not a chore!

2. Gather Supplies

If you’re still using plastic hangers, now is the time to upgrade. I prefer velvet slimline hangers, which are gentle on clothes while providing a non-slip grip and save you serious space (clutch if you’ve got a small closet). I also have a small arsenal of sturdy wooden hangers, which I use for heavier jackets and for displaying special items on the back of my closet door.

Along with upgrading your hanger situation, get your hands on three large bags (I love the blue bags from Ikea for this). You’ll need one for clothes to keep, one for clothes to sell, and one for donations.

If you’re not already packing away seasonal clothes, but want to start, grab a few large plastic or cardboard storage bins, some masking tape, a sharpie, and some cedar blocks (found in the closet section of most big box stores).

Make sure your full-length mirror is handy, and if you’re really in fall cleaning mode, you’ll want a vacuum or broom and duster close by, too.

Miami’s Most Stylish: Meet Your Posh Party Hosts!

Beaches, breathtaking sunsets, and super stylish people… Oh yeah, Miami we are SO ready for you! Tomorrow night’s LIVE Sassy Summer Style Posh Party is goin’ down and we can’t wait to see everyone’s fabulous outfits, have a cocktail (or two) and meet and mingle with our blogger babe co-hosts!

We’re not only inspired by these ladies’ killer style, but their Poshmark closets are on FIRE! Check out these recent looks from Daniela and Simonett and be sure to follow them for for style inspiration on the regular.

Not able to join us in Miami? No worries, you can still shop and share along with everyone in the app at 7pm PST. See you there!

Nany’s Klozet

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Daniela of Nany’s Klozet // This look just screams “SUMMER”. The bold print romper, mirrored sunnies and white platforms? Heck yes. Not to mention Daniela’s top knot and deep lip are the perfect finishing touches. #getitgirl

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Simonett of Style Mafia // Simonett is the ultimate cool-girl. Minimalist and chic, but packing a huge punch in the details with an of-the-moment bucket bag, red bandana, and leopard sandals. Not to mention this perfect white dress is from her own fashion line, Style Mafia. Want. it. now.

 

Atlanta’s Most Stylish: Meet Your Posh Party Hosts!

Atlanta, are you ready to party with us tomorrow night at our LIVE Ladylike Luxe Posh Party? We can’t wait to see everyone’s fabulous outfits, have a cocktail (or two) and meet and mingle with our blogger babe co-hosts!

If there is anyone to get style inspiration from, it’s definitely these ladies. Look out for them at the party and be sure to say hi! In the meantime check out some of our favorite looks from their recent blog posts. Can we say LOVE?!

Not able to join us in ATL? No worries, you can still shop and share along with everyone in the app at 7pm PST. See you there!

Mattieologie

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Mattie of Mattieologie // Palm prints are having a major moment, and Mattie is wearing it oh-so-well. We love the unexpected denim pencil skirt paired with the tank and fierce matching green shades.

My Style Vita

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Jessica of My Style Vita // Black and white never looked so good! Jessica rocks the classic gingham print amped up with a sassy pink lip– and a stylish pup is always the best accessory!

Awed by Monica

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Monica of Awed by Monica // When you pair a flirty dress with edgy sandals what do you get? Style perfection! Monica sure is leaving us in “awe” with this look.

Guest Feature: Get Wedding Ready with @accessoriesgal

Hello fabulous ladies of Posh!  I am super excited to be the host of tonight’s Downtown Glam Posh Party and would love to tell you a bit about myself. I am one of those crazy people who chooses to live on the island of Manhattan. I schlep my groceries, walk miles every day, hear sirens at all times of the day, and navigate traffic. But on the other hand, New York is one of the most amazing and creative places on earth. I wouldn’t have started my business, E.Kammeyer Accessories, had I not been here, nor met my husband.

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Yes, I am recently married and when I was chatting with the amazing women at Posh, they asked me to share a bit of my wedding wisdom with you. So here it goes!

My top 5 tips to get wedding ready:

1. Make a workout schedule.  How intense the schedule is up to you. Now, most people would consider me a maniac when it comes to fitness, especially my husband. So when it came down to my wedding, I wanted to make sure it looked as toned as I could. I chose to hire a trainer, Andrea from purefitlosophy.com, who I worked out with twice a week, and who created my entire workout schedule up until the wedding for me. This included working out 7-9 times a week. I’m not going to lie, it was a lot, but worth it in the end. Not everyone needs to go this nuts though. My suggestion is find a plan you can follow and feel confident in.

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2. Get serious about your skincare.  I got facials once a month for the six months leading up to the wedding from VMV Hypoallergenics in NYC. Additionally, I created a daily skin care regimen that I followed from Juice Beauty. For more details on my regimen, check AccessoriesGal.com next week for my post on wedding skincare.

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3. Start hunting for your bridesmaids gifts, groom’s gift, etc. I chose to give my bridesmaids a few cute little items. Each received a piece of jewelry I picked out for each individual, a clutch with a cute little french phrase (our wedding was in France), and heart sunglasses. A great place to find bridemaids gifts is Poshmark!  There are tons of closets that are bursting at the seams with cute gift ideas.

4. Create a wedding spreadsheet. I happen to not be very good at this kind of thing, but found out through the planning process that my now husband is an amazing project manager and spreadsheet master! We found a template on Google docs and made it our own.  Google docs was a genius tool!  We could share the spreadsheet with each other as well as our wedding planner and anyone else.

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5. Take time to breathe and enjoy the precious moments. Planning a wedding is no small feat.  Make sure to take the time to enjoy yourself with your friends, family and partner.  The moments I had with my bridesmaids making the invitations were some of my favorite. If I had let the stress get the better of me, this would have been just a task. Instead we had a blast staying up late and treasuring the time we all had together. Make sure to soak up these moments, they fly by.

For more wedding fun and to see the entire adventure unfold, check out AccessoriesGal.com.  I’ll be posting wedding details about beauty, style and planning over the next month.