Create a Closet that Sparks Joy

Feb 23, 2019

Raise your hand if you binge-watched Netflix’s “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo,” only to (amazingly) get up from the couch and spring clean your closet. If you haven’t heard of her, Marie Kondo is a renowned “tidying expert,” meaning she helps her clients – and now the world – declutter everything in their homes with the KonMari method. Kondo’s method requires organizing each part of one’s life into categorized piles – from t-shirts, dresses and sneakers to pots, books and pens –and only keeping items in each pile that genuinely “spark joy” from within. It’s a process that requires channeling your emotions and when it comes to clothes –  we have more than a few to spare. It’s safe to say that our spring cleaning process was a little different this year  and a lot more productive. Now that’s it over, we’re ready to replace our well-loved items with fresh starts that spark a lot of joy.

Here, we asked four INTERMIXers to follow suit and share an item they added to their donation pile, plus the INTERMIX piece they’re replacing – and upgrading – it with. 

Get The Look: Victoria, Victoria Beckham Cali Jeans

Donation pile: Any of my low-rise jeans!

The INTERMIX upgrade: A great pair of high-rise denim, especially these from Victoria, Victoria Beckham.

Get The Look: LES HÉROÏNES Nina Jumpsuit

Donation pile: Fast-fashion pieces- like wide-leg track pants. I’m making a conscious effort to invest in clothing that lasts, instead of trendier pieces that end up in a bin after one season

The INTERMIX upgrade: I love the new-to-INTERMIX brand LES HÉROÏNES', especially their Nina Jumpsuit. The silhouette and color is the perfect addition for my spring wardrobe.

Get The Look: Golden Goose Superstar Glitter Star Sneakers

Donation pile: My staple spring sneakers. I wore them throughout the previous spring and summer, and they're completely beaten up; hence them being former "staples"!

The INTERMIX upgrade: When I need a fresh sneaker for the season, I can always look to Golden Goose to have me covered! This must-have pair is the perfect staple to wear with everything from dresses and skirts to denim.

Get The Look: Zeynep Arcay Patent Leather Midi Skirt

Donation pile: I went through a phase of buying a ton of distressed pieces. I'm finally phasing out the grungy vibe from my wardrobe.

The INTERMIX upgrade: I’m obsessed with the new-to-INTERMX brand, Zeynep Arcay! This patent leather skirt is a fun yet polished classic. I love the idea of pairing it with a knit and sneakers for a casual weekend look. I can also opt for a white tee and swap the sneaker for a strappy sandal for a night out.

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