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3 Issues I Realized from The Curated Closet


On our podcast, I’ve talked about The Curated Closet by Anuschka Rees quite a few instances. It’s a improbable e book, and there’s additionally a workbook accessible.

I first labored via Anuschka’s methodology in late 2019, and I can truthfully say it utterly modified my model and the best way I store and take into consideration garments. I liked it! I’m nonetheless benefiting from many issues I realized from this e book years later.

Since I’m such a fan lady, I believed I might share three issues I realized from The Curated Closet. In case you have been struggling together with your private model or are in a season of life the place you could change issues up, I extremely advocate the e book and/or workbook.

I really like Anuschka’s method to speaking about private model. It’s not about discovering what’s “proper” to your physique kind or wanting enticing, however somewhat about feeling good in no matter you select to put on.

I additionally had been hesitant, as I generally really feel intimidated by the world of style. My price range and style imply I doubtless gained’t be carrying all designer every part anytime quickly.

I’ve all the time liked thrifting and placing issues collectively in distinctive methods. And if I’m being trustworthy, I don’t actually wish to observe guidelines except I select them. Ha.

Lesson 1: Fantasy Life vs. Actual Life

One train you possibly can select to do is take a self-portrait of your outfit daily. The purpose is to notice the patterns in what you seize, the match, colours, and so forth. Truthfully, I realized quite a bit from this train.

I did this in December 2019 and the early a part of January 2020. You may see a few of the photographs beneath (I truthfully by no means deliberate to shared these, so the lighting/high quality is fairly LOL).

From this train, I spotted I had an enormous a part of my closet that was garments for this fantasy life I envisioned.

However then, I largely wore the identical issues again and again for my actual life, which is working from dwelling (largely alone, and plenty of days I don’t see anybody outdoors of my husband). My work is a mixture of pc issues and making (cooking, crafting, taking photographs, cleansing up).

I spotted I wanted to be extra trustworthy with myself about what I actually wished out of my on a regular basis garments. Positive, I wished issues that have been attention-grabbing and enjoyable, however they HAD to be comfy and issues I may transfer simply in and doubtlessly get grease or paint on.

If my garments didn’t match these standards, I simply wouldn’t put on them they usually’d sit in my closet ready to be in my fantasy life. 🙂

I nonetheless take into consideration this lesson once I purchase garments now. My present on a regular basis life usually entails these identical issues PLUS crawling round on the ground with my 1-year-old son.

That is why I like jumpsuits a lot; I don’t have to fret about pulling my pants up or tucking my shirt again in after taking part in on the ground or selecting up my son when I’ve a jumpsuit on. Plus, I feel they’re cute.

Lesson 2: Discovering My Outfit Formulation (AKA My Uniform)

I additionally realized about discovering an outfit components that works for me. As I discussed, I don’t actually wish to observe guidelines. That is completely different. An outfit components is shorthand; it makes preparing within the morning tremendous fast, and when I’m searching for one thing new, if it doesn’t match my outfit components, I feel actually arduous on if I’ll really put on it.

Some issues don’t match the components, like a flowery gown for NYE or a pal’s marriage ceremony. My outfit components barely adjustments with the seasons, too, as I stay within the Midwest and we’ve very completely different temperatures all year long.

Heat Climate Outfit Formulation:
Denims + Plain T-Shirt + Sandals
Overalls + T-Shirt or Tank + Sandals
Jumpsuit + Sandals
Gown (midi or maxi) + Sandals

Chilly Climate Outfit Formulation:
Denims + Plain T-Shirt + Cardigan or Jacket + Flats
Denims + Sweater + Flats
Overalls + Sweater + Flats
Jumpsuit + Cardigan or Jacket + Flats
Gown + Cardigan or Jacket + Flats

I do personal clothes that doesn’t match into these formulation, however not a lot. And if this sounds boring to you, I get it. Truthfully, my garments are considerably boring. BUT all of it matches and I put on every part I personal. Plus, it’s really easy to prepare within the morning now, and really feel put collectively.

And I’ve lots of cute headbands, hats, scarves, and glasses. Not a loopy quantity, however sufficient that these equipment spice it up for me once I’m feeling like I would like one thing additional.

Lesson 3: Easy methods to Store Higher

The Curated Closet actually inspired me to assume extra in regards to the match of my garments, in addition to high quality. Rising up and into my early to mid-20s I largely shopped at thrift shops or cheap quick style, since that’s what match my price range. (I nonetheless love thrifting!)

And whereas you could find issues that match properly, and top quality classic objects occasionally, I spotted that I used to be within the behavior of buying primarily based solely on worth and I didn’t give as a lot consideration to suit and high quality as I may.

I additionally realized I might usually make impulse buys primarily based on worth (it’s so low-cost! why not?!), however this result in a closet filled with issues that didn’t match me properly, colours I didn’t really like carrying, and garments I simply didn’t want as a result of they match my fantasy life and never my actual life outfit components.

Since studying The Curated Closet, I store quite a bit much less, I’m far more choosy, and I really feel like every part in my closet is one thing I’ll put on and put on usually or I’ve an event for it (like, I’ve a gown that I put on to most weddings I’m invited to … it’s my fancy gown).

I nonetheless thrift for enjoyable, however I’m choosy. I additionally will go to the expense of getting issues altered to suit me if I actually love one thing, which makes me really feel higher within the merchandise once I put on it so I put on it extra usually.

Do I’ve the proper closet? No. However it has utterly reworked in the previous couple of years for the higher. xo. Emma

P.S. Random truth, however this writer, Anuschka Rees, took our Easy methods to Write & Pitch a E book Proposal e-course earlier than she landed her e book deal. I’m so glad she did, as I LOVE her e book a lot. And if in case you have an ideal e book thought, try our course!

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