Inside Chrissy Teigen's Closet

By Meagan Wilson

If social media is really, really good at one thing, it's creating the illusion that you intimately know the names behind the handles you tap "follow" on. As in, you see what they ate for dinner, when they subtweet their significant others, and when they Snapchat their late-night drugstore runs. And, if you, like us, are one of the 2.4 million (at press time) Instagram users following the ins, outs, and intricacies of Chrissy Teigen's personal life, our arrival at her home in the Hollywood Hills will sound nothing if not familiar.

It went something like this: We were welcomed in by our second favorite social media-happy Teigen — the one and only @pepperthai2, also known as Chrissy's mom. Her three pups (Puddy, Pippa, and Penny) weren't far behind. As we entered the kitchen — the very same one where she'd been up until midnight (an early wrap time for her) the night before working on her upcoming cookbook — we found Chrissy, with Lauren Andersen on makeup and Giannandrea on hair. Yep, pretty sure we just captured a handful of days in the life of her 'gram.

And then, we got to the part that doesn't often see the light of Valencia — the closet. And guys, "holy shit" doesn't even begin to cover it. We're talking rows on rows of strappy sandals, knee-high boots, and handbags laden with our favorite names — Balenciaga, Alaïa, Valentino, Saint Laurent, other words, girl gets it. Her actual wardrobe was a mix of the highs — Balmain jackets that she promised are beyond worth the investment, and we're inclined to believe her — and more affordable pieces, like XOXO rompers and separates (she's fronted the brand for a handful of years, hence its total closet domination). This mix enables Teigen to consistently nail the art of off-duty style. That and her killer collection of shoes, bags, and sunglasses. Don't even get us started on her hat game.

See exclusive snaps, ahead.

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