While I admit to totally loving fashion, it’s also fair to say that my wardrobe needs some major attention. Becoming a mom, having had a very lean budget for a long time and losing 20lbs in the past few years, I really need a new wardrobe. But, since new wardrobes are very expensive, I’m sure it will be a work in progress for some time. After reading The Curated Cloest (by Anuschka Rees; published by Ten Speed Press) I now feel ready to tackle the task of redefining my style and wardrobe.
I could wax poetic about the virtues of The Curated Closet for a long time. I love reading Anuschka Rees cool, confident and relatable writing style. Her philosophy of functional minimalism is both practical and a means to make one feel more stylish. I love the charts, quizzes and style plans. The Curated Closet can be worked through in a variety of ways, but I can’t wait to go through and take my time with each of the exercises. After you’ve completed your background research and are ready to start shopping, it is filled with a bevy of tips to help you understand how garments fit.
I love reading The Curated Closet because it’s full of fashion wisdom and I’m always finding a new gem. While I think the photography in the book is lovely and very tasteful and elegant, I’m not a big fan of many of the garments featured. That doesn’t deter my admiration for the book; rather it helps me see that in following the plan laid out in the book, you will be able to develop your own cohesive style.
The Curated Closet serves a as guide for many of us struggling to establish an easy to use and love wardrobe. It makes sense that you need a fundamental understanding of your own personal style to actually achieve that and this book will guide you to your fashion goals. Anuschka Rees warns readers of so many things that make sense (like not buying too many cheap clothes), but my favorite piece of advice is to not let fashion rules or stereotypes define you. I can’t wait to try and redefine my personal style and I think that in the future I’ll have a better wardrobe because of this book.
Kari Liked: I love the great advice that is peppered throughout The Curated Closet and I look forward to having a curated closet of my own.
Kari Didn’t Like: I didn’t like some of the individual fashion pieces featured in the book because they weren’t exactly my taste. But, I still thought the pieces went well together and suited the esthetic of the author.
(This post contains affiliate links. I was provided a copy of this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review, all opinions are my own.)