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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.

I have to say this one. If I really had to choose, a number one.

Number two would be this outfit:

And number three:

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?

9.

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.

Contradictory

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.

Layered

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.

Extra

COLOURS!

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.

  1. White/Ivory
  2. Beige/Taupe
  3. Light Grey
  4. Navy Blue
  5. Black

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.

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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.

———

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.

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