Curated Closet Workbook Exercise: How did your outfits from the last 2 weeks make you feel?
My outfits were documented here:
What was your favourite outfit that you wore during the last two weeks and why?
UGH! This is so hard to pick.
How did that outfit make you feel?
Comfortable. Sexy. Powerful. Sophisticated.
The second outfit made me feel:
Whimsical. Comfortable. Fresh. Happy.
The third outfit made me feel:
Sophisticated. Comfortable. Stylish. Powerful. Luxe.
On a scale of 1 to 10, how happy were you overall with your outfits during these past two weeks?
I am pretty good at coming up with outfits and ideas if I had time to think about it, and if I plan the night ahead, to ask:
- What I am doing today?
- Am I going outside?
- Do I need comfortable shoes?
- Must I wear heels with this for this to look good?
- Do I need a bag today or will a clutch be okay? Am I running a ton of errands?
Describe your current style in three adjectives.
Contradictory. Layered. Extra.
I feel like I always have to mix feminine withe some masculine. Navy blue loafers? They have to be pointed.
Really girly outfit? I need a boyfriend watch with that, or something less frilly.
Or ripped jeans with super conservative jacket and shirts.
I also go all neutrals, and then all colours all over the place. I swing back and forth between all of these personas.
I always need to do SOMETHING to the outfit.
Add a great accessory, tie a belt around my waist, wear lots of jewellery or specific pieces, or belt my outfits.
I find it really difficult just to put on a tee and jeans because I come up with a billion ways to add a new layered jacket, or to wear heels with it, or sport an interesting bag.
A strange statement necklace, a bit of whimsy, or something extra added where I swap out the given belt and put my own belt in, or knot my shirt.
I always need to do something a little extra with the outfit. When it is too plain and just a top and pants, I feel sad.
What was your least favourite outfit and why? How did it make you feel?
I am still not a fan of this particular outfit and I am realizing it is because I’m a huge fabric snob:
It FELT soft. It FELT comfortable.. but I felt sloppy in it, and it was acrylic. I hate it when it pills and doesn’t look luxe.
I also didn’t do anything with it. It was just a turtleneck and jeans. I had no leather jacket over it, no vest.. it just felt so plain.
List your five most-worn colours during the last two weeks.
- Light Grey
- Navy Blue
How well do you feel these represent your individual preference for colours?
Pretty spot on. For now anyway.
I like neutrals in my outfit as of late, and haven’t really been wearing a ton of colours aside from my staple ones like magenta, fuchsia, jungle green, blue…
This week I think I hit pretty much all of my favourites, my outfit from Week Two with the magenta, orange and red, being something I LOVE when I feel energized.
Interested in reading more?
Flip through all of my Curated Closet Workbook pages and notes.
A little about this series:
I am embarking on a 8-week (or longer) excursion to do this exercise from one of my favourite style books – The Curated Closet – and to show you what my Curated Closet Workbook (companion workbook to the actual book) looks like at every step of the way.
Why do this?
Because I know what I like but I have no idea why I like what I do. I just do, and it seems very hodge-podge and all over the place. Being very Type A, I kind of want to pin it down and to know WHY.
I feel like it would help me narrow down my style personas more, and stop me from making bad / stupid shopping mistakes.
Also, I really like reading about these kinds of things from other people. I love it when people go through and talk about their style evolution and why.