Get Your Closet Ready for Spring With Tips from a Pro

Local style guru Melanie Knopke shares her secrets.

Sarah Harrison

Spring is just around the corner, and that means spring cleaning fever has hit. While most of us think this means cleaning house, style blogger, personal shopper and wardrobe consultant Melanie Knopke believes that it’s the perfect time to assess your wardrobe and get your closet in tiptop shape.

Some secrets to “Style Spy” Knopke’s closet? Velvet hangers, which maximize space and lengthen the life of your clothing and stylish storage bins for flip flops, scarves and other accessories. She also recommends hanging your shorts. “You can see them easier, and then you don’t have to iron them,” she adds.

If you are feeling overwhelmed by your own closet, Melanie can help. Hire her to organize your closet according to your lifestyle, create head-to-toe looks utilizing pieces you already own and even help you shop to complete the perfect wardrobe. Get more info at