Genius Ways to Organize Your Everyday Accessories

They say accessories can take an outfit from good to great—but are you struggling to find a place to store those smaller items? Check out these stylish DIY storage ideas for sunglasses, scarves, hats, and jewelry.


Hidden Jewels

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If you often find yourself struggling with tangled necklaces, missing bangles, and mismatched earrings, consider keeping everything contained behind a full-length mirror. Follow this step-by-step guide from A Beautiful Mess to create a functional and spacious storage piece for all your accessories.

DIY projects not your forte? This pre-made piece offers the same benefits minus the sawing. To buy: Bellezza Jewelry Mirrored Cabinet Armoire, $69,


Scarf Secret

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With just a few storage boxes, transform your drawers from sloppy to streamlined in a matter of minutes with this idea from Design Love Fest. Give chunky knits a home of their own in a wide box, while gauzier fabrics can be rolled into smaller sizes.

Don’t have an entire drawer to dedicate to your winter accessories? Curtain tiebacks can be hung vertically on the back of a door or a wall to hold multiple scarves. To buy: Matte Bronze Curtain Tie Backs, $20 for two,


Sunglass Solution

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If you’ve got a surplus of spectacles and nowhere to stow them, consider this simple (and pretty) solution from Cupcakes and Cashmere. Using a wooden frame, eyehooks, and wire, you can create an artistic sunglasses display in under and hour. 

If the thought of DIY is more anxiety inducing than inspiring, the OYObox is a great alternative. It will keep your lenses dust- and scratch-free when they’re not in use. To buy: OYOBox, $250,


Hat Helper

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Is your closet is filled to the (ahem) brim with hats? With just a few thumbtacks, your assortment of fedoras and floppy sunhats can be used to fill empty wall space and beautify an entryway or bedroom, like this idea from A Beautiful Mess. Bonus: This setup makes it easy to grab one and go when you’re off to spend a day at the beach or farmers’ market. 

If you don’t have much wall space but still need a storage solution for your caps, this over-the-door rack will keep them up and off the floor. To buy: Hanging Hat + Cap Rack, $16,