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.

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

Is everyone as excited as we are for tomorrow’s LIVE San Francisco Posh Party? We can’t wait to see our local Poshers, have a cocktail (or two) and mingle with the oh-so-stylish hosts!

We adore their style so much, that we had to share a few of their recent outfits that we couldn’t stop crushing on! If you haven’t already, RSVP for tomorrow’s event and be sure to follow our hosts on Poshmark to get first dibs on their lust-worthy listings.

Bryn

Bryn-StoneFoxStyle

Blog: Stone Fox Style // Shop her closet: @stonefoxstyle

A little boho and a whole lot of babe. Bryn mixes flirty pieces with edgy accessories to create a perfectly balanced look. (P.S. this Rebecca Minkoff dress is for sale in her Poshmark closet!)

Jyo

Jyo-CuppaJyo 2

Blog: CuppaJyo // Shop her closet: @jyotsnacs

Hello, California chic! We love how Jyo rocks bold colors and fun prints so fearlessly. And can we talk about that cute braided hairstyle? Her look is perfect from head to toe.

Melissa

Melissa San Vicente

Blog: Melissa San Vicente // Shop her closet: @msanv

Stop it right meow! Black on black never looked so good. You can count on Melissa to look classy, sassy and a little badassy.

Veronica

Veronica Lombard and Fifth

Blog: Lombard and Fifth // Shop her closet: @lombardandfifth

When we wake up, we wish we could looked just like Veronica in this flirty and feminine ensemble. It’s a mix of fairy princess with modern chic and we love every single thing about this ladylike look.

Get the Look: Chicago Blogger InstaStyle

Happy Friday! As the Instagram addicts that we are, we couldn’t help but round up some of our favorite looks of the week. These are some of our favorite shots from some of our favorite Chicago bloggers and we will show you how you can get the looks on Poshmark!

@viewfrom5ft2

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Red Bucket Bag // Sweater Dress // Tortoise Sunglasses // Statement Necklace

@helen_berkun

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Mirrored Sunglasses // Lace-Up Sandals
Printed Shorts // Pendant Necklace // Panama Hat

@andreakerbuski

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Black Wool Hat // Striped Tank
Olive Joggers // Shoulder Bag // Strappy Buckle Heels

Influencer Spotlight: Jenny of Good, Bad and Fab

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Today we have the pleasure of hosting Jenny – Posher and blogger at Good, Bad and Fab – on the blog as well as at PMHQ as she hosts tonight’s Fun and Fearless Posh Party. It’s one stop of her GBF Spread Joy Roadtrip that takes her from LA to Portland with a mission to find and share joy along the way.
Without further ado, a Q&A with Jenny!
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Poshmark: You work as a fashion lawyer and also run a fashion blog, how have these two “fashion hats” impacted your personal style?
Jenny: It has completely shaped and changed my personal style! I now gravitate towards pieces that are versatile and can transition well from working in an office during the day to painting the town fab at night. Typically, I switch out key accessories like jewelry or shoes to dress the outfit up or down.
PM: Being so plugged into the world of fashion, where do you go for outfit inspiration?
J: My beautiful city of LA! Every sub-cluster has its own subculture and its unique fashion sensibility. I love people watching and soaking up the inspiration taking place on the concrete runaway.
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PM: You’re hosting the Fun and Fearless Posh Party tonight, what’s your approach on fashion risks? What would you say to someone looking to grow their style?
J: I am all about taking fashion risks as fashion should be fun, experimental, and a reflection of your mood and personality. To ease into living style on the dangerous side, get your feet wet by incorporating one “risky” item into a safe outfit. For instance, you can wear a flashy statement necklace with a white tee and jeans. Or try on that crop top with a high waist skirt layered with a leather jacket.
PM: What kinds of items and trends would compel you to share as a Host Pick for this party?
J: I’m looking for items that are unique, fun, and really catches the eye. In terms of trends, I’m definitely loving summer florals, chunky colorful heels, and lots and lots of pastels!
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PM: How would you describe your closet’s style? What are your favorite items?
J: My closet is a mashup of prints, colors, and styles. However, I’m without a doubt a girly girl at heart so dresses dominant my closet. My favorite items are my Dorothy red Gucci pumps as they were the first “I’m working! I got my first paycheck!” purchase. Another favorite is my white Miu Mu babydoll dress. The shape is so flattering and works with everything. I’d been pining for it for months before finally taking the plunge.
PM: Are you currently on the hunt for something specific on Poshmark? Any favorite Posh Finds?
J: I’m on the hunt for vintage earrings and rings. I love vintage jewelry as each piece tells a story. I found a pair of beautiful ruby chandelier earrings on Poshmark the other day and may just purchase it tonight at the party!
PM: Anything else?
J: I’m so excited to stop at the Poshmark headquarters tonight on my Spread Joy Road Trip and even more excited I get to host the party from there! This is going to be an amazing experience and I hope you’ll join me for the party!!! And please check out my blog to follow the Good, Bad, and Fab Spread Joy Road Trip! #GBFJoyRide

Posh Party Line-Up

This week’s Posh Party line-up:

  • Monday, 6/11, 7pm PST: “Blazers & Button-Ups
  • Tuesday, 6/12, 7pm PST: “Jewelry & Accessories
  • Wednesday, 6/13, 7pm PST: “Handbags & Shoes
  • Thursday, 6/14, 7pm PST: “Let’s Get Wild
  • Friday, 6/15, 7pm PST: “Neons & Brights”
  • Saturday, 6/16, 6pm PST: “Denim”
  • Sunday, 6/17, 6pm PST: “Summer Dresses”

Hope to see you there!

{Products pictured above: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7}

#ClosetCrush: @walkinwondrland

Looking for some style inspiration? Well here’s a closet you don’t want to miss out on! Check out Sheryl’s Closet for a deal on some sparkly Jeffrey Campbell Litas, or a Hermes inspired cuff. So many pretty items, at such reasonable prices! Happy Shopping!

1) Tribal Necklace in Gold ($42 retail $48)

2) Aztek Print Skirt ($25 retail $29)

3) Jeffrey Campbell Glitter Litas ($120 retail $159)

4) Hermes Inspired Cuff ($45)

5) Color-block Top – ($15 retail $29)