In Vice Ganda’s recent house raid vlog, we see parts of Dr. Vicki Belo’s massive fashion collection in her Makati residence. The beauty doctor showed her large shoe collection placed on tiered racks in her master suite foyer. The shoes come from different luxury brands and range from high heels to sneakers. Beside the shoe collection are hanger racks with various clothes.
Inside the walk-in closet, the doctor showed designer bags, varying from clutches to purses, handbags, and tote bags. While the closet is under reorganization, one can see Belo’s expensive taste through the array of designer shades, jewelry, perfumes, and trinkets adorning her style haven.
“Bakit ang dami mong damit? Ano ‘yung nagbibigay sayo nung ganito karaming sapatos at damit?” Vice asked the beauty doctor.
She responded, “I really love fashion, parang ikaw ‘di ba? It makes me [feel classy and happy].” Dr. Belo also mentioned that even during the first months of lockdown, she still bought clothes because it made her happy.
Dr. Vicki Belo is a prime example of a fashionista who has invested in timeless and luxurious pieces throughout her career. Other fashion lovers may follow the beauty doctor’s example of organizing her outfits to be happy and confident.
You may do so by adding these seven home essentials to fulfill your wardrobe goals:
A vanity desk with a mirror is essential for keeping cosmetics, smaller jewelry pieces, and other beauty products organized and accessible. You’ll have comfortable seating and a surface where you can apply make-up, do your skincare, and admire yourself in the mirror. Your vanity set gives you a glimpse of what you’ll look like in your outfit and feel confident with what you’ll wear.
Choose a vanity table with drawers and shelves to keep your valuables safe and organized. A well-maintained vanity desk encourages you to look your best and keep your style sanctuary clutter-free. Moreover, it inspires you to tidy up beauty products and keep surfaces and mirrors free from stains and splatters.
Vanity mirrors are for looking at your face, while full-body mirrors are for checking how you look with your OOTDs. Full-body mirrors are excellent accents for the corners of your walk-in closet. Place your mirror close to where your clothing pieces are so you can easily check if your outfit is perfect or needs changes. In this corner, you can take selfies, get a confidence boost, and be ready for the day.
If your walk-in closet has limited space for a separate full-body mirror, choose wardrobes with mirrors attached to them. Or, go the DIY route and attach large mirror panels to your wardrobe doors to maximize your walk-in closet’s square footage. This is a good remodeling project before moving to a new home, after you seal the deal on that townhouse for sale in Makati. With this DIY project, you’ll have a stylish, space-efficient fashion haven.
Most of the clothes of Dr. Vicki Belo are hung on steel bars with roller wheels for easy movement. Hanger bars are excellent features for keeping your clothes tidy and clean in your walk-in closet. If your home has built-in cabinets, take advantage of the steel bars inside them. Hang your dresses, dress shirts, jackets, trench coats, jeans, and slacks to keep them wrinkle-free.
Display some of your favorite clothing pieces by getting the same clothes rack similar to Dr. Belo’s. Place your favorite pairs of shoes below to enhance your outdoor wardrobe’s aesthetic appeal. This section can be a stylish background for outfit checks and virtual meetings.
Love hats? Wall hooks are a must-have in your wardrobe. Mark where you want to display your hat collection, screw the wall hooks, and hang your favorite pieces. While keeping your precious hats in shape, you get to decorate your bare walls.
If you don’t want holes on your walls, get S-shaped hooks instead. Hang one side on your hanger bars, then use the other side for your hats, scarves, and belts. These hanger hooks are also excellent for folding multifunctional clothes hangers. Use these to organize your closet while creating more space for other clothing pieces.
What’s a fashionista without their many pairs of shoes? Mimic the fancy and tidy look of Dr. Belo’s shoe collection by getting shoe shelves. Sort your footwear by color and type to create an interesting, neat display.
Aside from showcasing and organizing your shoes, shoe shelves allow the shoes to get enough ventilation to remain dry and mold-free. Proper air circulation reduces foul odors, keeping your wardrobe from bad smells.
Bust Displays and Jewelry Trays
Jewelry pieces are valuable accessories best kept in ornate boxes or containers. But if you want to display some of your sparkly bling, get bust displays and jewelry trays. Velvet bust displays are the most cost-efficient ones you can get for your necklaces. Place them on your island counter or vanity table to recreate the look of expensive jewelry displayed in auction shops and museums.
For bracelets, rings, earrings, and thinner necklaces, jewelry trays are perfect organizational tools. Arrange your jewelry pieces on these trays and display them on the vanity table or bedside drawer. Your shiny bling displays add elegance to the walk-in wardrobe.
For fashion items you don’t want to display, such as onesies, costumes, and fuzzy bedroom slippers, use storage trunks. Choose from a wide array of designs, varying from vintage to nautical and Scandinavian. By getting a trunk with a cushioned lid, you can add seating in your wardrobe, which can help you when wearing socks and shoes.
Dr. Vicki Belo’s walk-in closet serves as an inspiration for fashion lovers to work hard for their dream closet. As you build your collection of clothes, shoes, and accessories, keep in mind the seven must-haves for an organized wardrobe. Make your dream fashion space a reality.
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