This past month I read The Curated Closet, and I got SO much out of it that I wanted to share a quick book review with you!
Forever ago I posted about The Life Changing Magic Of Tidying Up (my post is here). And while I got a lot of inspiration from that book about how to clean out my closet, I didn't learn much about how to shop better. So for the past couple years I've stayed in a cycle of buying, cleaning out, then selling or donating… aaannd repeat.
I was no longer hoarding, but I didn't feel any closer to having a closet full of clothing that fit my style either.
One of the things I really love about this book is that it is INSANELY detailed. There is so much information and homework. If you do complete the steps (I did everything she said to do), you will learn so much about yourself, your style and your goals before you spend another dollar. It took me a few weeks to do all the homework, back in November, and I had so much fun with it all.
When I was done, I finally felt like I had a clear picture of how I want to dress, what my go-to "uniforms" are and how to shop smarter in the future. It made me such a pickier shopper, which is what I really needed. And I finally feel like I am building up a closet full of things that I not only love, but that are flattering and useful for my everyday life.
I LOVE that the book doesn't recommend a bunch of basics for everyone, like a trench coat or black heels. I always hate when magazines and blogs do that because there are no basics that work for everyone. I seriously never wear white button up shirts, but every list will always say you need one. Meh.
I love that this book helps you spend the time to develop a completely customized plan for your wardrobe. To me, that's the key because no two people are the same!
I am super grateful I found this book when I did. If you struggle at all with building up a closet full of clothes that are useful and that you love, this would probably be a good read for you!