How To: Organize Accessories

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Photo from: www.wanderwithstyle.com

Inspired by the great response to our closet post, we decided to come up with another organizing/diplaying how-to, this time targeting our pretty little baubles.

Fashion accessories are something that we women have a lot of. Nothing puts a stamp on personal style quite like they do. Women of different backgrounds, preferences, and ages may put on the same white shirt and jeans but its the layering of bracelets, bangles, necklaces and the stacking of rings that sets everyone a part.

Through our travels, we have amassed quite a collection of trinkets that we hold near and dear to our hearts. They remind us of funny little anecdotes and memories we’ve formed along the way.

Fashion Bloggers and Style Gurus Aimee Song (Song of Style), Karla Deras (Karla’s Closet), Mackenzie Horan (Design Darling), Kelly Wearstler aka Design Goddess (we love her!), Jules Sarinas (Sincerely, Jules) and Kelly Framel (The Glamourai) all have different and wonderful ways of showcasing their pieces.

Read on to see their unique takes on organizing and displaying accessories:

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Aimee Song’s  (www.songofstyle.com) accessories display. She makes use of old wine bottles to hold all her bangles and bracelets and small silver bowls to hold other bits and ends. Mannequin hands are a great way to store and display rings.  Photo from: www.thecoveteur.com

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Aimee repurposed an alod wine rack and used it to hold her collection of sunnies.

Photo from: www.thecoveteur.com

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Kelly Wearstler hung all of her fabulous necklaces in a row for easy access.

Photo from: www.kellywearstler.com

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Jules Sarinas used chic silver antlers to display her chains. They not only work as storage but make an awesome home accessory/ design element as well.

Photo from: www.sincerelyjules.com

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Kelly Framel utilizes old dress forms to hold everything from necklaces, to brooches to belts.

Photo from: www.theglamourai.com

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Martha Stewart suggests using pretty and dainty bowls and teacups to store trinkets.

Photo from: www.marthastewart.com

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Mackenzie Horan’s clean white and lucite vignette keeps the area looking elegant anc chic.

Photo: www.mackenziehoran.com

L’s Accessories:

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Half of my accessories collection. These are the pieces that I use the most. The rest are neatly labeled and stored in clear plastic containers that I got from Saizen.

Bird jewelry holder is from Forever 21 (bought years ago), tray from Rustan’s, white lacquer bowl from Cambodia, diffuser bottle and benjarong bowl from Thailand.

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This is one of my favorite photos paired with one of my favorite necklaces. The piece is by Ken Samudio x The Ramp. Frame is from The SM Store.

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The hammered tin elephant, picked up from Cambodia holds all of my everyday arm swag. (Yes, I wear an average of 8 pieces daily). The necklace is from Thailand. Books from National Bookstore and Powerbooks.

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Once opened, the elephant houses a yummy smelling jasmine candle.

Using travel mementos is a great way to display your wares. Nothing is too precious for me. I say show off your pieces and enjoy them!

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The black and white tray holds my other everyday essesntials: watch, wedding ring and sunnies. The pretty hand painted benjarong cup is where I store smaller items.

C’s Accessories

This is in the dressing room I share with the hubby. 

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Little Ms. M loves to play with my accessories. I let her. It is quite amusing actually. I was never fond of playing dress up as a child. In fact, I preferred playing with toy guns and Voltes V! 

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Shout out to Regina and Mai who patiently wrapped these 6 cork boards with fabric. We bought the cork boards from The SM Store, while the striped fabric is from the Kamuning Market. 

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My vanity table at its best for this shoot. Sometimes this can get to be crazy messy especially when I am in a hurry or when I can’t decide what to wear! 

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These are my all time favorite bracelets… Joyce Makitalo cuff, sting ray cuff from Bangkok, carved silver bracelets and charm bracelet from Cambodia with charms collected from different travels, brass snake bangle from Thailand, J Crew Jenna Classic Link Bracelet. I have the same Forever 21 bird jewelry holder as L. She got it for me. Thanks L!

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My daily arm candy. Vintage Cartier tri-color cuff and Trinity ring, men’s Rolex, a couple vintage gold link bracelets, diamond earrings, stud bracelet from Maple in Hong Kong, and a buffalo horn cuff from Cambodia. Celadon green lattice plate is from Dimensione. 

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Nepalese bracelet was a pasalubong from my sister-in-law, Pebbles, Indian bangle from L, and the silver bracelet from Vietnam are all placed on a stainless steel tray. I love the tray. It looks like it is real silver, yet it’s maintenance free because it’s stainless steel.

C & L