I'm motivated by the image above. When I look at the photo I feel inspired, calm and refreshed. This beautifully limited collection makes me want to build outfits! I long to feel that way about my own wardrobe,
Blegh! I’m having some issues with my clothes. Lately, when I look inside my closet, I’m bored with the contents. I’m not inspired by what I see.
I'll admit it...I’m in a style rut.
It’s a bit like the ‘shoemaker’s children having no shoes’. I’m aware of the irony that as a personal stylist, I should have an amazing wardrobe!
The truth is that I have some really great pieces. The problem is that I also have a lot of not so great pieces.
There’s too much mediocre and not enough fabulous!
This reality came to a head recently when a box arrived from Mr. Porter.
My husband has needed some new clothes for a while. He decided it was time to make it happen. For the record, Matthew has excellent taste. He’s a very smart shopper. He’s tall and lean (aka everything fits him). He shops almost exclusively online.
So, he spent one afternoon with his laptop, scanning the virtual world of men’s fashion. His go-to site is Mr. Porter (brother of the more expensive women's site, Net-A-Porte). He has consistent good luck with finding fantastic pieces at really good prices.
He shared a few pics with me and asked my opinion about a couple of items...then he placed an order.
Three days later, a box arrived...meticulously filled with black tissue packets, Matthew’s new wardrobe is here! Just. Like. That.
I was thrilled for him...what personal shopper wife doesn’t want her husband to look stylish and find super deals? However, I was also a little miffed.
Shopping truly is easier for men!
I became determined to find a way to mimic Matthew’s simple shopping style and make it work for me. Time to hunt instead of gather.
Here's my full closet confession...
So, there you have it...
This Personal Stylist needs to follow her own advice.
And I'm going to do just that...
I've scheduled some time to dig in and purge the unworn, unloved items from my closet. I'll be sure to document the task so I can share the project with you.
Then, I'll move onto the research phase and create a plan for my new (or probably just slightly modified) look.
I promise to keep you posted as I do the work needed to refresh my wardrobe.
And you know what? If I'm very still...I can hear the Capsule Wardrobe calling:-) Wonder how long I'm going to keep ignoring it.
How are you feeling about your wardrobe? Is it ready for the change of season?
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Hello, I'm Kristen.
As a personal stylist,