Fab Friday style tip: how to organise your accessories

Nikki ParkinsonFashion, How to 37 Comments

You know I’m an accessory freak, don’t you?  Can’t get enough of a big cocktail ring, a statement necklace or some chandelier earrings. Accessories have the power to take your outfit from meh to marvellous in one swift move.

And the best way to ensure that you make that one move every morning is to have your accessory collection visible and within easy reach for a quick add-on as you’re running out the door.

Some accessory storage inspiration from Pinterest

Some accessory storage inspiration from Pinterest

How you organise your accessories will depend on how big your collection is, how much space you have to store it and what types of accessories you have most of. On this week’s Fab Friday video I take you on a tour of my accessory collection and talk you through some ideas and products that have helped me get sorted.  One of the products I stole from my kitchen bench.

Shopping suggestions

jewellery storage suggestions

jewellery storage suggestions

1. Bragbags Australia Double Sided Boudoir Silk Jewellery Hanger with Earring Mesh $39 | 2. Diva Large Jewellery Storage Bag Heart $14.99 | 3. Freedom Fab 3 Drawer Jewellery Box $29.95 | 4. Freedom Fab 4 Tier Jewellery Tower $39.95 | 5. Elk Accessories Medium Stand $90 | 6. Lifespace Stacking Jewellery Organiser for Earrings $24.95 | 7. MadeIt Laser Cut Jewellery Tree POA | 8. Freedom Fab 3 Piece Stackable Tray $19.95 | 9. Hanger Dangler 4 Pack $9.95

Do you have an accessory collection?  How do you store it?  Got any clever tips or products to share?

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* A selection of the products pictured above were sent to me in accordance with my disclosure policy.  You can read more about it here.

Comments 37

  1. I am a earrings freak (about 50 pairs) and I was so happy to have found something wonderful called “Earrings Screen”, which saved me from misplacing my earrings and/or left them to cover with dust 🙁 I got it from Magnamail for $16.90 (http://www.magnamail.com.au/Product_Detail.aspx?par=0&Cat=23&Prod=3847).

    I used to store my handbags in one big plastic storage box, which was difficult for me to get the one at the bottom, so after a bit of web searching, I’ve found the solution – to store them in a drawers storage cabinet. I’ve got a plastic 4-drawer storage cabinet from Reject Shop (so it’s not expensive) and store my handbags by 3 color scheme and the last drawer for mix colors, so it is much easier for me to chose my handbag.

    I am planning to swap my dressing table with my daughter’s mini size wardrobe, so I can have my own accessories storage area for scarves, belts and other accessories 😉 (currently I share the wardrobe with my hubby, so I have to respect him and really share the space with him and not to be too “aggressive”…)

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      I love anyone who has an accessory obsession and that earrings screen is perfect for your’s! Love the handbag idea and yes, must practise not being aggressive with the great husband/wife wardrobe divide 😉

  2. Dear Nikki, Yay! I am so envious as I don’t live in Australia so can’t get all those fabulous Freedom boxes; they look so wonderful. But what happens around 3:30 of the video?? A strange fast-forward effect…? 🙂

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  3. LOVED seeing all your accessories, Nikki! If you saw my ‘collection’ you’d be horrified. I wouldn’t be able to accessorise you even for a week! I’m starting to pick up more pieces now though. Slowly does it. 😉

    xxx

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      Haha! Mine has been a very slow process too, Jodie! Couldn’t get away with it any other way! I just make sure whatever I buy looks quality (even if I haven’t paid that much!) and have built from there. I started with black and silver items as they went with everything in my wardrobe and then branched into colour. You can do it!

  4. Hey I love coming here, really cool tips for little bloggers like me.
    I bought a jewellery organiser from Avon, four years ago. Hangs off a coat hanger with plastic pouches the size of an square envelope and man it is chokkas..fits snugly in my wardrobe. Speaking of wardrobes, still processing my wish list with clothes stacked on the couch waiting to be redistributed into winter and summer sections. The other pile will be put on garment racks for my secret get together with the girls.

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  5. My fave is your kitchen roll holder idea, I have been secretly lusting over a Ivory & Deane French Provincial Jewellery Armoire Chest on ebay, just love being organised currently I have my collection of jewellery stashed all over our bedroom!

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  6. I used to keep mine in draws and only use the same three pieces. Last year I kicked my self into gear and got one of those mirror/Jewelry cabinets and then this year hung all my earrings from a painters canvas from Lincraft. Am much better at mixing it up now!

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  7. I use a clear plastic fishing accessories box from Kmart!! easy to see everything, stops things getting tangled, and it has adjustable compartments so I can make some spots bigger for statement necklaces, and it only cost around $12 from memory. Only problem is, as my collection is growing, I now need another one…

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  8. A great cheap alternative is a “mug tree” from kitchenware, $2 shop or Spotlight. I use one of these for long necklaces, bracelets, rings etc whilst I’m waiting to purchase a more attractive silver tree of life style hanger.

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  9. Ooh, love the top picture. Am doing that stat!

    I store my things as follows:
    Vintage handbag on wardrobe shelf – Mimco pieces stored in bags (the ‘architectural’ ones that don’t hang well!)
    Selfridges bags on bathroom door hanger – hair accessories
    Doll chest of drawers made by my Great Granddad – bits and pieces, bangles
    3M hooks in wardrobe – long beads
    Jewellery box – special pieces, rings, “real” stuff
    Wicker boxes on top wardrobe shelf – handbags in storage bags
    Baskets on wardrobe shelves – scarves, sunglasses, clutches, tights, leggings
    Door hanger in bedroom – most often used handbags (I change often!)
    Samantha Wills boxes stacked on wardrobe shelf – earrings
    Hatboxes stacked on bedroom floor – belts
    Clear plastic boxes on top wardrobe shelf – hats and fascinators

    Lots of stuff! Editing it regularly helps! 🙂

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  10. I so need to get my jewellery out of the 4 cases their in, can’t see inside them as I’m too short for the chest of drawers they are on top of! Also have wasted many minutes every morning trying to get the right matching pair of earings out of the box – love the pinterest ideas!

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  11. I find hard to store bags. They are everywhere in my apartment. Recently I took to hangers to organize them. Works. But I wish I can find a better way to organize them

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      It’s tricky – and even on hangers they take up a lot of space. I store my clutches in a clear boot-size box under my bed. My bigger bags stay in their cloth bags and I store them on the shelf above my wardrobe.

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  12. The kitchen roll holder is a winner. My bangles are in a box at the top of the wardrobe and so I never end up wearing them. Going to get one. Fantastic idea.

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