5 Lessons Learnt from Khloe Kardashian's Fitness Makeover

It's all lights, colour-coding and action in this celebrity storage space!

Go a few rounds with your lycra and enjoy a more sorted sportswear storage system with these 5 expert tips to try at home.

17 Sep 2015 By Emma-Charlotte Bangay

If you’re anything like me, your gym gear resides in a limp, unloved lump in your laundry basket or a sweaty ball under your bed, rarely to see the light of day. But a recent discovery has shamed and motivated me to go a few rounds with my forlorn Lorna Jane’s, and afford them the storage space they deserve.

One peek into the truly epic and impeccably organised fitness closet of one Khloe Kardashian has convinced me my lycra needs love. While we might not all have access to the cash and contacts required to install a 150-square-foot workout closet – complete with mini-fridge, and suede-lined, light-up shelves – according to Perth-based stylist Elizabeth Clarke, we mere mortals can, and should, steal a few of her tracksuit sorting tricks.

5 lessons learnt from Khloe Kardashian's killer closet

“Colour coding looks fabulous and is the height of organisation and efficiency,” says Elizabeth. But a word of warning: “this is a storage method only for the highly-organised. It needs to be maintained to the hilt to be effective.”

5 lessons learnt from Khloe Kardashian's killer closet

“I am obsessed with using just three types of hangers – wooden for shirting, silver clip for trousers and skirts, and moulded plastic for jackets and dresses. They make your wardrobe look 5-star and keep your clothes in their best shape possible. To maintain your clothing and ensure they don’t stretch out of shape or slip off the hanger, always hang your trousers by their ankles, button-up your jackets and shirting, and ensure they hang flat against each other in the wardrobe. Hang up according to the type of garment and in length.”

5 lessons learnt from Khloe Kardashian's killer closet

“Folding is an easy storage method, but high maintenance to maintain. It takes just one unfolded or stuffed in item to disassemble your entire drawer! You have to keep on top of it. To maximise space and prevent creasing, try rolling your workout tees and tights and pack tightly into your drawer.”

5 lessons learnt from Khloe Kardashian's killer closet

“Khloe’s shoe rail is my dream! Floor-to-ceiling, well-lit and spaced-out. She knows exactly what trainers she has and what state they are in. Shoes kept in boxes or under clothing rails get dusty and forgotten about.” Ditch the cardboard boxes, and invest in smart shoe storage. At the very least consider transparent shoe boxes so you can see what’s inside for easy access.

5 lessons learnt from Khloe Kardashian's killer closet

OK, this one might be for the more well-heeled among us, but if you’re renovating your dressing room, it’s worth getting a quote of some glass cabinet work like Khloe’s. “An ingenious way to keep smaller items neat and safe and the perfect way to store your jewellery,” says Elizabeth.

Tempted to sort out your shizzle like a Kardashian sister? Here’s our top pick of the pieces to work your wardrobe around. Mini fridges not included:

Stylizen Shop:

5 lessons learnt from Khloe Kardashian's killer closet - Active Motif High Waisted Briefs

Active Motif High Waisted Briefs, $25.20 – available at Missguided.

5 lessons learnt from Khloe Kardashian's killer closet - Active Printed Zip Front Sports Bra

Active Printed Zip Front Sports Bra, $25.20 – available at Missguided.

5 lessons learnt from Khloe Kardashian's killer closet - The Upside Candice Printed Midrif Crop

The Upside Candice Printed Midriff Crop, $64.50 – available at David Jones.

5 lessons learnt from Khloe Kardashian's killer closet - Running Bare High-Rise Fashionista 3/4 Tights

Running Bare High-Rise Fashionista 3/4 Tights, $89.95 – available at The Iconic.

5 lessons learnt from Khloe Kardashian's killer closet - Fila 3/4 Sleeve Leotard Body With Front Logo

Fila 3/4 Sleeve Leotard Body With Front Logo, $74 – available at ASOS.

5 lessons learnt from Khloe Kardashian's killer closet - Voyage Half Sleeve Top

Voyage Half Sleeve Top, $69.99 – available at Lorna Jane.

5 lessons learnt from Khloe Kardashian's killer closet - Billabong Stay True Womens Crew

Billabong Stay True Women’s Crew, $69.99 – available at SurfStitch.

5 lessons learnt from Khloe Kardashian's killer closet - ASOS Sweatshirt With Metallic Element Print

ASOS Sweatshirt With Metallic Element Print, $58 – available at ASOS.

5 lessons learnt from Khloe Kardashian's killer closet - Leopard Camo Print Jacket by adidas StellaSport

Leopard Camo Print Jacket by Adidas StellaSport, approx. $140 – available at Topshop.

5 lessons learnt from Khloe Kardashian's killer closet - Nike Women's Nike Roshe One Print Premium

Nike Women’s Nike Roshe One Print Premium, $130 – available at The Iconic.

5 lessons learnt from Khloe Kardashian's killer closet - DOLCE & GABBANA Patchwork Leather Trainers

DOLCE & GABBANA Patchwork Leather Trainers, $742 – available at Matches Fashion.

5 lessons learnt from Khloe Kardashian's killer closet - Billabong Spring Break Cap

Billabong Spring Break Cap, $19.99 – available at SurfStitch.

5 lessons learnt from Khloe Kardashian's killer closet - MOSCHINO Quilted Logo Cap

MOSCHINO Quilted Logo Cap, $496.32 – available at Farfetch.

5 lessons learnt from Khloe Kardashian's killer closet - Jungle Fever Exercise Mat

Jungle Fever Exercise Mat, $99.99 – available at Lorna Jane.

How do you like to store your activewear? Share it with us…


17 Sep 2015 By Emma-Charlotte Bangay

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