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The only hangers you’ll ever need in your closet

There is a wide variety of hangers out there and sometimes it can be hard to know what goes on what. My philosophy is to try to keep it simple and practical. As you might know I’m a total closet/clothes nerd. I love to take good care of my clothes and one way to do so is to have the right tools. So here are three hangers your closet simply can’t be without and how to use them.

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Coat hangers

Coat hangers are a bit wider to support the weight of a heavy winter coat and still making sure it hangs nicely. Place the coat or jacket evenly over the hanger, so it keeps its shape and doesn’t crease. If the coat is moist hang it somewhere else to dry before placing it in your closet. This is to prevent weird smells, unnecessary creasing and damage to your coat and/or other clothes in your closet.

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Thin hangers

Thin hangers are great for blouses, shirts or dresses that you don’t want to place in a drawer. And you can fit many more items on your rail than if you’d use only coat hangers. A thin hanger is great for more delicate pieces as well, just make sure that the shape of the hanger doesn’t deform the shoulders of your garment. Knits are usually best placed in drawers to avoid this. Even though you can fit many more items in with thinner hangers, try to leave some space in between the garments. This gives you a better overview of what you actually have in your closet and it keeps the clothes feeling fresh and wrinkle free.

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Pants and skirt hangers

Pants hangers can look and function in a few different ways. My favorites are when you simply fold up your pants and hang them over the bottom of your hanger or when you hang them in clips. Jeans and more everyday pants are great to fold and hang on the bottom of your hanger. This also saves vertical space if you don’t have the space to hang a pair of full length pants. Hangers with clips gives you a better overview of your different garments and keeps them crease free. They are also great for skirts, since you most likely don’t want to fold them.

So there you have it, my three favorite hangers that you simply can’t be without. All in the name of a happy closet. I hope you enjoyed! Do you agree with my list? Let me know and leave me a comment below. See you next Tuesday 🙂

You can find these hangers here.

How to be a conscious consumer and why you should be

Being a conscious consumer can impact your life in big ways. Not only is it good for your wallet but for the environment too. So why we care about our personal finances is quite obvious to most people. And it is perfectly fine to be a conscious consumer for that reason alone. But I’d like to take a moment and talk about what being good to the environment really means. As a Scandinavian I am raised to love nature and have a fair amount of it around me in spite of living in Stockholm (the biggest city in Scandinavia). When discussing the environment and what we should, could and would do for it I feel there is a disconnect. We talk about the environment like this big non-tangible, elusive concept that we can make feel better if we drive our cars less. When it is really much simpler than that. The environment, wait for it, is the nature around you. Mind blown, right?! 😉 And while I don’t like camping, and might not be described as outdoorsy by my friends, I do love nature. I love walking in it, being in it and breathing the fresh air. And I’d like to continue doing so, don’t you? Enough rambling! Here are some tips on how we can be conscious consumers for our wallets and nature too. Read More

Design trends for 2017

A few weeks back I attended Stora Trenddagen* in Stockholm hosted by Trends and Friends. They had summarized what the biggest trend influences will be during 2017. Our lecturer for the day was Swedish trend guru Stefan Nilsson also known as Trendstefan. Now, trends isn’t something I tend to focus too much on, and I think you should take (or not) what you want from them. That said, being conscious of trends can serve you well, especially if you are an early adapter. So they are not to be ignored.

The trends for 2017 were broken up into five distinct groups, each group named after it’s characteristics; Read More

Santa, baby!

Cue Marylin! “Santa baby, an auto space convertible too, light blue…” But in my case it would be black, jet black! As you might have noticed from looking at the style and art direction on Dalili design, I love black. It is such an amazing color and it makes you feel powerful! In a good way.* So you might call this my black list, 1. because the obvious blackness of it and 2. because these items will be censured off my real Christmas wishlist, I kind of want to buy them for my self.**

Can you tell I got a thing for Acne?! Ever since I discovered they make shoes in my size (35, let me tell you it’s hard to find in Sweden, no less by a Swedish design brand) I’ve been absolutely smitten. & Other Stories isn’t far behind, when they first opened stores in Stockholm I wasn’t too keen, but this year they are hitting it out of the ballpark! I almost always find something there, which is a shame since my wardrobe space is a little limited…*** That’s my black inspiration board for yah. For more of my style inspiration make sure to follow my Style board on Pinterest.

“I’ll wait up for you, dear
Santa baby, and hurry down the chimney tonight”

Acne Velocite Shearling | Acne Jens boots | Over the knee boots | Knitted oversized dress | Faux fur dress | Givenchy Antigona bag

*Not in the evil master villain kind of way… or maybe just a little bit like cat woman


***to one suitcase

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