My Dream Closet
I love Instagram and Pinterest. They allow me to live vicariously through those living the lifestyle I aspire to. A minimal home, financial security, and great style are all things I hope to someday lay claim to.
When I recently came across MakeSpace and their new "dream closet" idea, I was really excited to make a vision board of sorts for my very own minimal and beautiful closet!
Why don't you come along for a virtual tour?
You know me, black and white all the way. White walls, an industrial concrete floor, and a plain white rug set the stage for my closet dream.
I don't dream of a massive space - a medium size room will do nicely.
High ceilings and a wall of windows along with some vintage lightbulbs bring the industrial minimalism together.
Of course, I always love a little hint of life - so a large plant or two bring in that tiny touch of colour which is otherwise absent.
And an oversized mirror leans on one wall, reflecting the space.
I love to look at my clothes. I spend the time curating my capsule wardrobes and they become an external representation of where I am in my life. The clothes I wear on a day to day basis would be displayed on two simple clothing racks, in a gradient from light to dark.
A simple chest holds my off season clothing, and a small modern chest of drawers holds my undergarments and accessories.
A small white vanity by the window displays my favourite makeup and jewellery pieces and is the perfect place to get ready in the morning.
My clothing pieces are all ethically sourced and vegan, from fair trade factories and made with sustainable materials. They are made to last.
Simple cuts in black, white, and gray are matched in infinite combinations.
A classic white tee. Black skinny jeans. A chunky grey sweater. White sneakers.
A black pencil skirt, a white blouse, and black pumps.
Pieces are timeless, with an Audrey Hepburn feel, yet somehow current.
Equally feminine and masculine, the clothes are structured and soft, form fitting and relaxed.
Want to see more of my favourite outfit inspiration? All of these outfit shots come from my 'Style' Pinterest board!
High quality speakers play my favourite music (the beatles, the beachboys, hamilton the musical) while I get ready under the watchful eyes of my two kittens.
My fiance sits at the small chair and table where I did my morning pages and drinks his coffee as we chat about the day ahead.
A green smoothie in hand, I pick out my outfit for the day and touch up my lipstick.
I get my man to take a couple shots of my outfit with our Fuji for my Instagram, and head out the door to take on the day.
Now, I realize that this minimalist lifestyle doesn't work for everyone. I mean, even I still have trouble parting with more colourful clothing that I just don't wear anymore! An awesome option for that is to store your off-season clothing (or clothing you're just not too sure about anymore, but aren't ready to donate) off-site with a storage company like MakeSpace. They're a new full-service storage facility that can be managed from your phone! (So much more convenient than storage companies I've dealt with in the past.) They make it super easy to have your items picked up, stored, or delivered back to you, with just a couple of taps. Check out their self storage locations here!
I hope you enjoyed today's post and I would LOVE to hear about your dream closet in the comments below!
Until next time,