WARDROBE EDIT: Hello To My New Leather Mini Skirt

After months of searching, I finally added my first-ever leather skirt to my wardrobe. I couldn’t get past the dynamic asymmetrical shape and wonderful buttery feel of this Helmut Lang number.

So far I’ve paired this mini with both a sleek black tissue tee, and a chunky white sweater. The endless outfit combination potential, and the high quality craftsmanship will keep this item in my wardrobe for years to come.

The Simple Closet Upgrade That Changed My Life

katherine shea's closet with clothes hanging
I’m just going to come out and say it: I’m a hanger snob.

That’s right. I only buy the best hangers for my closet, because I believe that the foundation to any minimalist wardrobe is a set of matching, minimalist hangers. In other words, a minimalist wardrobe without nice hangers is like wearing a hot outfit with granny panties.

The worst are wire hangers. I despise wire hangers. Too much of my life has been wasted untangling them, just to try on a shirt. By the end of it, I’d woken up half the neighborhood from the annoying clanging noise they make, and earned battle scars from the sharp edges. Wire hangers didn’t even do any justice to my clothes. They’d leave all my sweaters in weird, unidentifiable shapes. No doubt about it—wire hangers suck.

So which hangers are best?

These days I prefer wooden hangers. They are much sturdier than wire hangers, helping to maintain the shape of my clothes. They also come in a mix of varieties, so you always have the perfect hanger for any type of item. And of course, they are prettier and won’t cause bodily harm.

The only negative with wooden hangers is they can take up quite a bit of space. If you are tight on space, the next best option is velvet hangers. Velvet hangers not only grip your clothes, but also have a slimmer profile, so you can fit more in your closet.

Click below to shop my hangers:

black wooden hanger for bottoms

black wooden hanger for tops