This quote might just capture what many women go through on a daily basis, “I have nothing to wear. Also, I’m out of hangers.” Does that sound like you? A jam packed closet but nothing is appealing to you? Nothing to wear to brunch or do a date night or to work (besides the same thing every other day…)? If someone grabbed a random piece from your closet right now what are the chances its a piece you love and have on major rotation? Think it’s time for a more curated closet?
Let’s curate our closets, ladies. Let’s take a serious look at what works and what does not. Take a strategic approach to identity and refine what we have in our closets to match our styles and lifestyles. How to shop for fewer pieces, but pieces that are going to be high quality and that you will grab for all the time. That define your style.
In the book, The Curated Closet, you get all the inside scoop on how to make this dream closet happen. Broken down into easy to follow goals within each chapter along with info-graphics and photos to help you make sense of your next shopping trips. The chapters include the basics, how to discover your personal style, building your dream wardrobe, and the art of shopping.
Thinking about why we spend money on clothes we don’t even really like (#guilty), helps us take steps to improving our shopping patterns, getting what looks the best on our body types, and purchasing fewer (but better) items. Think about it as style – not fashion. By shifting to this style mindset, you will develop a bigger selection of more perfect garments in your closet. And instead of buying a bunch of items for (let’s say…) $30 each – you might only be one piece that will last you for years that costs $175. That you will LOVE. Sounds like a major leap – but in the long run you will have MORE clothes that you WANT to wear and pieces that last much longer than those $30 (seasonal) pieces.
above (hanging clothes) image source: Style Slicker
By creating a “style file” of pieces that inspire you (think Pinterest board), you will be ready for shopping. Jotting down what you wore for 2 weeks to reflect back on how you felt wearing each of those items will also be a tool to assist in this closet makeover.
From there, it comes down to what do your clothes say about you? Fashion and clothing and accessories – they all tell a story. They reflect your personality. Combining the best colors, materials, silhouettes and more create the foundation of your personal style.
The Curated Closet really makes it super simple to tackle this closet challenge. And the book makes it fun. So if you are tired of having “nothing to wear” while your closet is jammed pack and could use a little inspiration and guidelines to help you make a stylish switch, definitely get this book. It’s a game changer.
I received this book from the Blogging for Books program in exchange for this review but all opinions are my own.