“I Have Nothing to Wear”
As a huge lover of all things fashion and lifestyle, I have always enjoyed reading about the latest seasonal trends, searching for style inspo online and picking out “must have” pieces to incorporate into my wardrobe. However, over the past few months I have all too often found myself blankly staring at my overflowing shelves and thinking “I have nothing to wear”. Yes, realistically I have an ABUNDANCE of pieces I could mix and match together that would probably look fab, however lately I have just felt a little bit lost/overwhelmed when it comes to personal style. Whilst I do realise that this is far from the end of the world, I also believe that what you choose to wear can really make or break your day and can impact both your mood and self-confidence in a big way.
Now back to the overflowing wardrobe part. When it comes to buying clothing, I for one know that I’m more than guilty of falling into the trap of “Fast Fashion”, as a student/graduate with a drive to stay on top of the latest trends, I would say that this is pretty inevitable. However, season after season I find myself purchasing one off trend pieces which I will LOVE for a whole three months then later resent as they hang around the depths of my wardrobe.
The Curated Closet
Queue my (hopeful) saviour – “The Curated Closet”. This fashion guidebook, written by fashion blogger Anushka Rees aims to help readers “Discover their personal style and build their Dream Wardrobe” – sounds good right? Upon reading about the concept of this book, I immediately thought “This is EXACTLY what I need!” However, on the other hand, I also know that I am a sucker for a good lifestyle read, from “The Life-changing magic of Tidying Up” to “The little book of Hygge” I’ve bought my fair share and to be perfectly honest, none have been particularly “life-changing”.
Nevertheless, upon reading the opening introduction of “The Curated Closet” and having a quick browse through the book prior to purchasing, I seemed to relate to so much of what Anuschka was on about. She too was a student living on a strict budget who focussed more on keeping up to date with each and every seasonal trend, opposed to investing her time and money into building her own timeless style. Rees explained that when it came to fashion, “quick fix” pieces were the ones for her – which is exactly the situation I often find myself in.
My Fashion Fairy Godmother?
Over the last year I have read more and more about the “Capsule Wardrobe”, during this time I have become intrigued by the idea of identifying my own personal style and building a wardrobe of loved, quality pieces that will last. The only thing holding me back? I didn’t really know where to start. However, I really do feel that “The Curated Closet” may be the fashion fairy godmother that I have been searching for! Throughout the coming weeks / months (I’m not sure how long this process will take), I will be working my way through the book, filling out the activities and building my “style profile” – all of which I intend on blogging. I am already excited to get started and hope that you will follow my journey along the way!
Have you had a peek at “The Curated Closet”? I’d love to hear your review. Additionally, If you have any recommendations for other personal styling type reads, please let me know!