How to Organize Your Jewelry in 5 Simple Steps

Organizing your jewelry doesn’t have to be so boring. In fact, the ways in which you display your necklaces, earrings, rings, and bracelets can bring joy to your space and a pop of style to your bedroom, bathroom, or closet.

Check out my five-step system to bring a little more personality to your space and make it super simple to access and style your favorite jewelry every morning.

STEP 1: Bring it all together.

Make sure your jewelry is all in one place. Bringing all your jewelry to a single space — like the top of the dresser, the top of the bathroom counter, or spread it across your bed — will allow you to evaluate exactly what you have.

STEP 2: Sift through.

Ask yourself these three questions to make sure everything you’re putting in whatever organizer(s) you get is in good condition and paired with its mate.

  • Has the item turned?

This is when jewelry oxidizes and changes color to a not-so-pretty orange, green, or bronze.  If it isn’t real silver and can’t be saved by being polished, it’s time to let the piece go.

  • Is the item broken?

If so, ditch it.

Hold onto jewelry for repair only if you absolutely love it and can stick by your word of fixing it. If it’s been sitting in your drawer for years, and you’ve been promising to fix it, but haven’t yet, it’s time to say goodbye to it.

  • Do you have both earrings?

If not, get rid of the single one.

Just like the broken items, it’s easy to hold on to one earring for years, wishing that the other one will turn up. Chances are that it won’t, and you’ll spend more energy feeling bummed about it than you’ve got time for.

  • Lastly, untangle all tangled necklaces.

Each piece needs to be in the shape that allows you to wear it, so make sure your necklaces are ready to go for styling and wear.

STEP 3: Assess your space.

Decide on an organizer based on your space.

Take a look at the open spaces in your bedroom, bathroom, and closet to determine where an organizer could fit. On the wall? On top of a dresser? In front of your clothing in a hanging organizer?

 You can add jewelry to just one of those spaces or all three if you have room. Just make sure you’re able to see and access everything easily.

 For a free wall, try a hanging organizer. For a large dresser or empty shelf in one of those rooms, try a freestanding organizer.

STEP 4: Evaluate your jewelry.

Choose your organizer based on what jewelry you have.

Take a look at all your jewelry laid out. Is your pile dominated by necklaces, rings, bracelets or earrings? Do you have the same amount of rings as you do earrings or do you have an overwhelming amount of necklaces?

Some organizers allow room for a variety of pieces and others are exclusively for necklaces or earrings. Some have a little room for bracelets and a lot of room for necklaces.

If you have multiple spots open, you can also separate different types of items among the free spaces. For instance, try a wall organizer for long necklaces and a free standing one for bracelets.

STEP 5: Find your perfect organizer.

There are many good places to shop for organizers outside of this list. Some of my favorites include The Container Store, Etsy, Anthropologie, West Elm, and Bed Bath & Beyond. Choose the organizer(s) that speaks to your style and fit the criteria above.  

Here are some ideas to get you started…

Glass shadow boxes are the perfect way to show off your collection of jewelry on a dresser top or bathroom counter top.

Glass shadow boxes are the perfect way to show off your collection of jewelry on a dresser top or bathroom counter top.

This is the jewelry organizer I have! I love it, because I’m able to see everything easily. I also don’t have a ton of space in my closet, and this is an easy, space-saving organizer that fits right in next to your clothes.

This is the jewelry organizer I have! I love it, because I’m able to see everything easily. I also don’t have a ton of space in my closet, and this is an easy, space-saving organizer that fits right in next to your clothes.

If you’re a gal who loves gold, this is the perfect jewelry organizer to show off your style in your space. Add necklaces, rings, or bracelets to each tray to make the perfect display to choose from each morning.

If you’re a gal who loves gold, this is the perfect jewelry organizer to show off your style in your space. Add necklaces, rings, or bracelets to each tray to make the perfect display to choose from each morning.

Who doesn’t love a classic jewelry box? And this one is the perfect blush to add a romantic touch to your bathroom, bedroom, or closet. Fill in with all your bracelets, rings, and earrings to open a box full of fun jewelry every morning.

Who doesn’t love a classic jewelry box? And this one is the perfect blush to add a romantic touch to your bathroom, bedroom, or closet. Fill in with all your bracelets, rings, and earrings to open a box full of fun jewelry every morning.

Mostly stick to necklaces? This is perfect for you. Use it as a solo piece for all your necklaces or incorporate this into your home and another tabletop jewelry organizer to display your bracelets, rings, and earrings in another spot.

Mostly stick to necklaces? This is perfect for you. Use it as a solo piece for all your necklaces or incorporate this into your home and another tabletop jewelry organizer to display your bracelets, rings, and earrings in another spot.

Minimalist and modern, this jewelry organizer makes it easy to see both your earrings and necklaces when getting dressed. Add it in your bathroom above a towel rack or on a closet wall to style your whole outfit in one place.

Minimalist and modern, this jewelry organizer makes it easy to see both your earrings and necklaces when getting dressed. Add it in your bathroom above a towel rack or on a closet wall to style your whole outfit in one place.

Simple, sleek, and bright, this tabletop organizer makes it easy to see and style your earrings, bracelets, and necklaces. Have more jewelry than this one can hold? Snag two or three and organize them side-by-side on your dresser or bathroom counter top.

Simple, sleek, and bright, this tabletop organizer makes it easy to see and style your earrings, bracelets, and necklaces. Have more jewelry than this one can hold? Snag two or three and organize them side-by-side on your dresser or bathroom counter top.

Now I want to hear from you! Leave me a comment below and tell me about your favorite way to organize and display your prettiest accessories.

Xx.

R

Friday Fashion Fix: Vintage Treasures

It's Casual Friday again! Today's look features my latest vintage dress find from Blue Velvet Vintage in Austin, TX. 

Bring a couple modern touches to a vintage piece to give a fresh view point. For this one, I paired my Frye boots, Anthropologie belt and bold geometric earrings to do exactly that. 

Have a wonderful weekend! 

Raquel Greer Gordian pairs a vintage summer dress with Frye boots, geometric earrings, and an Anthropologie belt to add a modern touch.

Now I would love to hear from you! How was your Casual Friday? Make sure to leave a comment below and   tell me how you like to style vintage pieces! 

New Year, New You...Not Quite Yet.

So you've rung in the New Year by eating and drinking your weight in cookies, crab cakes, and cocktails. Hopefully you're already on your way to a full detox, but until you're back to the pre-foodbaby weight, here's a couple ways to disguise that pudge from all that fudge. 

Dark Colors

Dark colors to the rescue! No matter if it's black, grey, navy, or even burgundy, live in it. We all know dark colors camouflage whatever's underneath them, so make sure you dress up the darks with pieces specifics to your body type. For instance:

If you're an apple, don't just throw on a pair of black leggings. You're hiding your best asset. Instead, pair a bright pant with a simple black sweater. The pop of color will not only flatter the part of your body where you gain weight, it will draw attention to your slimmer features. 

                                  J.Crew Campbell Capri Pant

                                 J.Crew Campbell Capri Pant

For hourglass, always accentuate the waist, and pair a dark sweater or dress with a dark belt. You tend to gain weight in the middle too, so there's a delicate balance between showing your shape and covering the wobbly bits. 

                       Lene Dress by Maeve at Anthropologie

                      Lene Dress by Maeve at Anthropologie

Skip The Potato Sack.

Despite popular belief, a sack of an outfit will make you look LARGER, much larger. Instead, stick to something form-fitting that doesn't have the suction of an octopus to it. As Marilyn once said, "Your clothes should be tight enough to show you're a woman, but loose enough to show you're a lady." 

 

Create Inside Lines.

People will look where you want them to, if you help them. Drawing their eyes to the inside of your body will create the illusion of a slimmer silhouette. Strong vertical, colorful lines on a dress or the lapel of a blazer will do the trick. 

 

Don't Forget Your SHAPEWEAR.

Most of us have it, though it tends to be tucked away in the underwear drawer for special events. Don't be afraid to use this tool for every event from networking to business formal to happy hour. You have it for a reason. Now use it. 

                                           Classic Shapewear by Spanx

Now, I would love to hear from you! Comment below and let me know which methods are going to be helpful on your way back to a full detox.

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