My closet is a pretty decent size. It’s not at a point where I have difficulty deciding where I want to hang my clothes, but it is not an extravagant walk-in closet either (as much as I would like for it to be). One thing that has not changed over the years, however, is how quickly my closet fills with shoes. While my closet is a suitable size for my clothes, I find that it overflows with shoes! Heels, boots, sneakers, sandals, FLATS! I have them laid out everywhere. They line the floor of my closet, take up half the shelf above my closet, and I even have a tote full of shoes that have nowhere to go. While it may seem as if this is a “first-world” problem, I am here to tell you that this is NOT that! Who wouldn’t want to have this “issue”? After all, that is the TRUE intention of closets, right? Dressers are for clothes. Nightstands hold your miscellaneous items. That leaves the closet. Yes, we hang coats, suits and maybe our dresses, but honestly our shoes own the space. Closets were made for this purpose.
More importantly, with each closet filled, we get to know a person more. Think about it-- you can tell a lot about a girl by the contents her purse, but you can discover everything about her by the shoes she wears. With just a glimpse of the inside of a woman’s closet, you can figure out if she is more of a sneaker type, heels or flats type, open or close-toed shoe enthusiast, and in that discovery, some key components of her personality may surface. The more shoes she has, the more you learn about her. A woman’s shoes can also be a timeline of the phases of her life. Depending on the style, type, and maybe the brand, you can gauge the many stages and growth of a woman over time. Does she like variety, or is she more of the “Plain Jane” type? How does she feel about risks and being bold? Has she remained pretty much the same? Does it contain Sole Savers, so she always has a backup plan? All of these questions can be answered by simply diving into her shoe closet! Use your closet to its fullest potential and let it suffuse with shoes that uncover all of your complexities. After all, closets were made for shoes, and lots of them, right?