How to hang up your clothes.

As promised, here are a few ways to hang your clothes up the right & wrong way….
Because sometimes going the extra mile with taking care of your clothes, will benefit you in the long run….

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RIGHT WAY: you want your pants to lay as flat as possible against the hanger, this simple step causes less wrinkles which causes less ironing. Woohoo!

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WRONG WAY: Hanging up your pants this way, will in fact cause wrinkles. Plus, it will take up much needed closet space…

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RIGHT WAY: Folding your sweaters this way, where you fold your sweater in half lengthwise and then with fold it over the hanger. This will decrease the amount of wrinkles and also it help with the shoulders in the sweater not stretch out.

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WRONG WAY: shoulders have been compromised… They do stretch when you just hang them like you do a shirt. (But the great thing is, they usually bounce back when washed.) So make sure to fold your sweaters instead.

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RIGHT WAY: I usually button the first button to make sure the collar is standing up. Probably should button the whole placket, but I don’t.

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RIGHT WAY: These hangers are perfect for hanging up your skirts and culottes. It decreases wrinkles, just by hanging it up by the waist band. Plus, it’s great on not taking up too much space.

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RIGHT WAY: These velvet hangers are perfect for boatneck, v-neck, u-neck and t-shirts in general. Keeps them nicely in place.

So there you have it, a few tips and how to’s to get you closet in tip top shape!
Thanks for reading! -Ryn
P.s. you should totally follow @styledbyryn on Instagram!!!

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Just hangin’ out…

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Let’s talk about hangers, shall we?!
I bet most of you use the wire hangers you get free from the dry cleaners right? I pretty much despise that style of hanger as it misshapens my knits, they get bent out of shape easily, and if you step on the hook, it’s worse than stepping on a lego. Ouch. But there are so many hangers out there to purchase and use, you may be like, “Um, how should I even choose?” “How do I know what’s a good hanger to use?!”, Let tell you I’ve used them all, and I can totally tell you which ones are worth it and those that just need to be thrown out with the garbage…

Let’s go through the plethora of hangers… At least the ones that are pictured. (Left to Right)

Velvet Huggable Hangers: These are actually my favorite. As they are velvety, almost every material stays put when hung, they are thin, so you can pile in a lot of hangers in a tight space. Drawback would be, that they break easily… If stepped on or loaded down with clothing.

Wire Hangers. As I said before, this are crappy hangers. They’re not very reliable in terms of keeping your closet organized and neat. Nor are they great for using for hanging sweaters or even t-shirts. But they are extremely cheap.

Padded Hangers. These are great for display and lingerie. For much else, not really. They’re impractical for my closet as it would take up too much precious space. Plus, clothes just slip off easily. Not cool!

Plastic Hangers With Foam Sleeve. These are OK. They are still pretty thick for your closet, but they’re great for hanging up dresses and strappy items such as; camisoles, tanks, spegetti straps, etc. once you take off the foam sleeve. And they are durable, so that’s fantastic.

Plastic Hangers. These are great for hanging up pants. They’re super great for being neat/organized in your closet, and they bring extra fun color. Plus, these are pretty cheap, so that’s a bonus. And pretty durable.

Metal Utility Hangers. These are great and super duper durable! But again, not very practical, as clothing with slip off easily. But for looks, this get an A+ from me. I love how utilitarian it looks. I will use these for display any day! But, I will say these are a bit pricey…

Rubber Coated Hangers. These are okay. They do hold tops and blouses quite well, they do slip off occasionally. But, for taking up space, these are thin enough. And the durability is pretty great too!

I’m thinking tomorrow I’ll show you how to hang up your clothes. As it will benefit your clothes just as much as it will benefit you!
Hope you enjoyed, thanks for reading!
-Ryn

My rendition of a wardrobe capsule

I have come to the conclusion that I don’t DO wardrobe capsules. I do however pick certain pieces out that I wear constantly until I get tired of wearing it.

Here’s what my closet looked like before I purged…

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This was the before…

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This is the after.

Just last week I decided to purge some items that have been hanging out in my closet. And some things I gave and others I put on Poshmark to sell. And I switched out hangers. I now have those velvety no-slip hangers. Hallelujah! It looks so nice in there.

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Before…

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After…

Anyway I now have an emptier closet that I really like. I do have to do laundry, but that takes time. And when I go to my closet I still feel as if I don’t have clothes to wear… (That feeling will wear off, I promise!)

However, if you’re into capsules, I applaud you! You’re amazing!
But if you’re like me, let me tell you, it’s okay to have a full closet, one to have fun with, one that you enjoy! But please be aware, if you buy something get rid of an item. You may have 800,000 pairs of jeans, when you wear only 3 pair. Being conscious of what you put in your closet isn’t a bad thing. If you’re struggling with what to wear daily, it may be because you have too many clothes that either don’t fit or are no longer in style. That may be what is fogging up your style brain. So purge, purge, purge what you no longer love anymore.
I do like the rule less is more. But I also, really like shopping! So just be mindful, as you shop.

• But I will say this, if for any reason you’re holding onto some garments in the hopes that you’ll fit into it again. Get rid of it. (unless it’s your wedding dress or something special like that…) It depends on if you still love it when you’re that size again, if you’re ever that size again or if the styles have changed by then. If so, toss it or sell it. No use in storing them, when you probably won’t wear it or need it. And definitely get rid of the poverty mentality of “I may never be able to afford these Gucci pants again!” You will, I just know it. But just know those may be going quickly out of style or have been for the last decade.

Your closet should mean more to you than how you’re probably treating it. So only keep things that spark joy in your life.

This weekend you should go through your closet. Keep what you love and you will wear. Toss what doesn’t fit/things you don’t really like. And if you have any questions, don’t be afraid to email me: Styledbyryn@gmail.com

Trust me you’ll feel lighter. And happier too!

Tell me an organizational tip you do with your wardrobe/closet?

Thanks for reading! -Ryn

Style Fyle: Poshmarkin!

Have y’all heard of the app Poshmark?
May I say, I really like it! I’ve been on there for about 3-4yrs!

You may be asking me, What poshmark is? It is like eBay, but in a smaller setting. Meaning, that you can upload pics of items you want to get rid of in your closet, set a price and sell it. Poshmark will take around 30% of your sale of the item and they will also pay for shipping, leaving 70% all for you! When an item does sell from your closet, you will then print out the shipping label and either put the item in the mailbox or at your local post office. I’m not entirely sure, but I think it’s just for the US still. But I could be
wrong too. But when the buyer receives the item, they’ll accept the item, give it 1-5 stars and then your funds will be added to your balance.
And then you can purchase on Poshmark in other’s closets or transfer the moolah to you checking account, entirely up to you!

It’s super easy to use, and slightly addicting when getting rid of the items in your closet that you don’t have need of or don’t wear. I have sold many things,(some designer, some highstreet items) bought a few things and I really enjoy it! Just like if you bought from my Etsy shop, I put my time +energy to make it look presentable to the buyer, I package it really pretty with sequins & cute washi tape… What more could you want? And a sweet note thanking them for their purchase. I’ve also included backstock earrings from my jewelry collection for an added touch!

You certainly don’t have to do any of that, I just love adding sweet touches to it!

And I must, must add, this is for any size woman. It’s not just for skinny minis, but all shapes & sizes! So sell away! Just remember, don’t try and sell things that could be used as a dust rag! If the holes aren’t intended to be there, don’t try and sell it. Same goes for stains. No one wants to buy something terribly icky & used! Ew! New, like new or still looks good, etc… then go sell & prosper!

If interested in this poshmark thingamajig, here’s the link to get the app: We’re all shopping closets together on Poshmark. I want you to join! Get $5 credit with code: HXVAS. https://poshmark.com/getapp
P.s it’s free!!!

Come follow & shop my closet: username is @Rynb (shocker!)

Hope you have a great day & happy shopping! Hopefully I convinced you to start selling and shopping!  -Ryn

Style Fyle: closet must haves

I’ve wanted to post this for awhile, but never knowing exactly how to write it. But knowing I needed to. This is the list of what makes your closet. Where your closet cannot stand alone without these items.

Most of these items are monochromatic or in neutral coloring. But you don’t have to do that, if you want to rock a bright fuchsia midi skirt, rock it, be true to yourself, Be who you are, And be who you want to be! Just be mindful that what I’m about to show you are shapes that are universal. They can fit ALMOST anyone, and they flatter you! And they can mix & match with each other to make several outfits. Now, I don’t want you to think I’m being a hypocrite, since some of these items are not yet in my closet. I’m working on it!
(All clothes came from most of my favorite stores)

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1. A white tee. This is a vital piece of cloth for your wardrobe. It’s such a staple, that I think you should have multiples of. And it is the piece of clothing that you will need to replace yearly or every other year, as it does wear out because of the color. Don’t be afraid to change up the style. Of course a v-neck or crew neck is a classic.

2. Black heels. What can I say, black heels are luxury. And mysterious and just a hint of sexy. When I think of a sleek I always pair it with black heels. Yes its great to own a nude pair. But black, you’ll need those, they literally go with everything!

3. Skinny jeans. These are so versital. You can dress it up or down. Wear them with holey or no holes. Get blackest to the black. They are so classy.

4. Denim jacket. Such an American classic. My advice to you is not to do the cropped thing. Get a regular fit. And 5% or less of elastic or spandex. You want this jacket to last for years. The more years, the softer & more loved this jacket becomes. You’ll love how versital it is.

5. Denim or Chambray shirt. I can’t stress to you enough on how important  this type shirt is. It goes so with those skinny jeans and skirts. You can wear this shirt over a maxi dress, with shorts, with a pencil skirt, see I’m telling you this is a must! I own four.

6. Black or Navy blazer. Classic. Its pure class. You cannot go wrong with a blazer. It flatters the heck out of your figure. It nips in where your natural waist, and it just looks fantastic. Make sure to buy one that fits. Do not buy it smaller hoping it will fit when you lose weight. Trust me.

7. Black Dress pants. Yes they look a lot like the skinny jeans, but they’re not. They have a purpose for dressier events, whether it be work or a dinner date. Totally workable with a dressy blouse.

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8. Black tee. Yep this is almost as vital as the white tee. You can pair it with so much as well. Its handy to own.

9. Olive Green Military jacket. This is fantastic for those spring days. The not so hot, not so cool nights. Plus you’ll look chic while wearing it too. You also don’t want to buy this jacket too tight. But I love the one I own. It goes with more than you think.

10. Leather flats. I love pointed toe flats. They elongate your leg. They’re chic and they’re usually comfortable. But make sure you do not walk like a duck. Practice walking in them at home. Making sure that the points always stay in front of you, not to the sides.

11. A Cami(s). I wear a Cami under EVERYTHING! 1. I like to be modest, making sure my leopard bra doesn’t show my white tee. 2. In summer, it gives a saving grace layer to my clothes, so I can sweat on the cami. 3. I’m more comfortable with them on, opposed to not.

12. Pencil Skirt. Yep, this is a classic. And a staple. Its nice to pair it with a bunch of different things. Again, buy one that skims, not tight. No wrinkles across the front wear your hips are.

13. White Oxford shirt. Yes, just yes. This is also a very versital piece to your collection, you can wear it with anything. Boyfriend jeans & heels with red lips, well you just got yourself a luxe look!

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14. Crewneck sweatshirt. It’s super comfy, not to mention you can wear it on the weekend or in a business casual setting. As long as it looks nice. And without pills. You’ll look great in it.

15. Sneakers. Yes, it’s a must have. I love these leather slip-on type ones. Super casual, but can be added to a dressier outfit.

16. Striped tee. If this wasn’t a staple, I would be very sad. My love for stripes is deep. You may think stripes widen you. I mean people have said that for years. I hate to tell you, they lied to you. The thicker the stripe the wider you look. The thinner of stripe, the smaller you look. Try it. You’ll like it.

17. A-line skirt. Why this skirt works is because it nips in at the waist, then shoots out, Leaving room around the hips. So if that’s your “problem”, then this skirt is for you. Even on those that don’t have any problems, this skirt shape with still look fantastic on you.

18. Maxi Dress. This is a must. The thing with a jersey maxi dress, is that you can cut it the the length you need. If its too long cut it. If you’re tired of the length, you cut it to a midi. Whatever you want. You can do it. Plus its flattering. And you can add that military jacket and a sandal. Perfection.

19. Graphic tee. This tee is great to pair with a blazer. It’s like a peanut butter & jelly combination. And you can add a skirt, skinnies, dress pants to the mix and it’ll still look good + effortless.

20. V-neck cardigan. This could be in any color. And paired with many many things. I’ve paired it with Maxi dresses, jeans & tee, dress pants & blouse. It’s the perfect layering piece.

21. Metallic. Metallic pieces in your wardrobe can look fantastic. So, buy some whether it be a purse, shoes, belt, watch band, etc. You won’t regret it.

(I forgot to mention ankle boots & leopard. Both are staples, at least in my wardrobe! Lol.)

Hope you enjoyed! Let me know that in the comments, if you have any of these staples already! Love y’all, Ryn

Tippies & trickies: purging out your closet…

It’s currently 9:56pm and I am just now writing my Mondays post! Yeeks!
Last week I made it a priority to clean out my closet. 1.because I bought new fuzzy no slip hangers from Costco.(if you own a membership there, they have a 35pack no slip hangers for under $11! 2. It was disaster zone. 3. I knew I had LOT of things to purge. Thank goodness no clothes were harmed in the closet that full!
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This was the before! And as you can see, a furry lil dog helped me clean ; ) my closet is her favorite spot in the house… And I can’t blame her! I can say now, it’s one of my favorite places too!

If you are in the same boat last week I have a few tips as to declutter your closet:
1. Clean your room before purging your closet. Make your bed too. It’s just helps.
2. Set up 4 piles: trash, give, sell, keep.
I then have sub categories for the keep pile, I have clothes that I still wear, but they’re either for working out or pjs. I have a 3 step program: wearing out in public>workout in them>pjs. The shirts I don’t wear out anymore, By the time they get to pjs they are the softest ever. (Although I buy really soft tees to begin with, so I’m not sure how that factors in!)
3. If you haven’t signed up with the Poshmark app, you should! Hey, use my email as a referral: maudecclothing@gmail.com! It super easy and if your items are in great condition post them, wait, and see them sell!
4. If you haven’t switched out winter clothes with summer clothes yet, here’s your chance! (This year is the first time I’ve done that in my adult life. And it’s freeing I might add!) If you’re stuck as to where you can store the winter duds, never fret there are options: you can buy rubber made containers that roller under your bed, and you can put a shed load of winter clothes in 1-2 of those. If you’re tighter on space, you can purchase the ziplock space bags and store them in there. And then under your bed or wherever. If you have a hall closet, store your winter coats in there. Be sure to add cedar blocks in boxes you store clothes in. Cedar repels moths from eating your natural fiber clothes, such as silks, cottons, cashmere.
5. For the give bin, make sure there are no holes or stains on the clothing. Honestly the people who will get it with not want some stinky old holey dust rag of a shirt. Make sure that you think about it and if you wouldn’t want it, chances are someone else doesn’t either.
6. Leave the holed, stinky & stained clothes to the garbage bin.
7. Give categories to your clothes. Put blouses and collared shirt together, pant and jeans together, dresses, tees, workout wear together etc. And store them that way. It’s easier for you to find an outfit. I’m not one to color coordinate, but if you feel the need to do so, be my guest.
8. When purging, make 3 piles: maybe, purge, keep. If your not sure if you’ll wear the item, put it in the maybe pile. If and item of clothing isn’t fitting properly, purge it. And for the beloved item you wear so much, keep. And for the purge items, you’ll then go through those items and decide whether to keep, sell, trash, give.
9. Don’t forget the shoes, accessories & bags. Make sure you still wear those accessories. If not, sell them.
10. If you’re wondering why I painted my closet, it’s because, if you paint your closet a different color besides whit your clothes will stand out.
11. If you’re waiting to lose weight and are keeping half your closet of clothes you’ve either have bought or kept from a size you once were. You’re only setting your self up to fail. Especially when dressing each day. So what I would say is, if you want to lose weight and you want a motivator to do so, keep 3 items, no less & no more. Just 3. And keep the together, and to where you can view them each time you dress. That way, they’re there without haunting you, but as a reminder not to overdue it with food.
12. Keep your bags flat, if possible. And in dust bags. If you hang up bags, you’re putting unnecessary strain on the handles, which can cause your bags to wear down quicker than usual.
13. Don’t forget to try things on through the process. If your not sure about it, try it on.
14. Don’t have a mentality of “this is expensive, I should keep it because of the name” if you do that you’ll keep things you don’t wear and you’ll run out of room. Sell it, give it. Whatever you have to do to help your own style to improve.
15. Not to say, that you shouldn’t go buy new things, but keep in mind that you’ll need to store those things, and if you’re not wearing half of the clothes your storing, you should probably go and clean that closet of yours. Happy purging…and shopping!

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The after. It looks so good and I’m not getting frustrated when dressing! Added bonus, I found a missing tank shirt I haven’t been able to find in nearly 6 months! Hah!
Super happy with the results!

Hope you get great results when cleaning out your closet!
Thanks for reading! -Ryn
Keeping you updated on a daily bases on Instagram: @RynB