I’m working my way through the Curated Closet style workbook. It’s a little work and a lot of fun.
At 62, I know which styles I’m most attracted to. It helps to look at my closet through the lens of the workbook, too, as a couple of things have had to move to the Molly Mutt Thrift Shop. They didn’t make my heart sing, so out they went: an ivory wool pullover that was too plain and shapeless; a suede skirt that’s grown too big and looks sloppy; some shoes and boots that could no longer be repaired or refinished.
I’ll share more about the workbook as I plow through it, and I recommend it to anyone who likes to analyze their style. Based on my analysis (and gut feelings), I’d like to add some modern personality pieces (the author calls them “key pieces”) to my wardrobe. I stopped making “dithering” purchases a while ago: you know, shopping the clearance racks, or shopping to cure boredom, or buying duplicates of everything.
Here are my target pieces, to express my authentic self: not too outre, but far from the corporate and conservative uniforms of my past.
Personality shoes with a little heel, like these suede booties, and these and these. I’m trying to add an inch to my heel height and still be comfortable; the slight heel makes me feel more self-assured.
Graphic sweaters and tees like this kooky and cool crabby top. I love the whimsy and it would so NOT be allowed in my old real estate office, heh. Love this great sweater that Vale is wearing, too. I do try to keep the graphics in the realm of classy, like no “stars on my boobs” designs.
“Deconstructed” tops and bottoms. Not destroyed or hole-y but with unexpected shapes. Inspired by designers Yohji Yamomoto, Maison Martin Margiela, Comme des Garcons and Moyuru, and, in real life, this skirt from Etsy. Edgy without being too far out of my zone.
I’d love to hear what you’re planning to add or subtract in 2018.
Stay fabulous and enjoy every sandwich, xo
Some offbeat pieces to browse: