The Curated Closet: A Simple System for Discovering Your Personal Style and Building Your Dream Wardrobe

The Curated Closet: A Simple System for Discovering Your Personal Style and Building Your Dream Wardrobe

by Anuschka Rees


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Is your closet jam-packed and yet you have absolutely nothing to wear? Can you describe your personal style in one sentence? If someone grabbed a random piece from your closet right now, how likely is it that it would be something you love and wear regularly?

With so many style and shopping options, it can be difficult to create a streamlined closet of pieces that can be worn easily and confidently. In The Curated Closet, style writer Anuschka Rees presents a fascinatingly strategic approach to identifying, refining, and expressing personal style and building the ideal wardrobe to match it, with style and shopping strategies that women can use every day. Using The Curated Closet method, you’ll learn to:

• Shop smarter and more selectively
• Make the most of your budget
• Master outfit formulas and color palettes
• Tweak your wardrobe for work
• Assess garment fit and quality like a pro
• Curate a closet of fewer, better pieces

Including useful infographics, charts, and activities, as well as beautiful fashion photography, The Curated Closet is the ultimate practical guide to authentic and unique style.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781607749486
Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale
Publication date: 09/20/2016
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 50,086
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

ANUSCHKA REES is a writer and the creator of, the go-to online source for all things personal style and minimalism. She has a master's in social psychology from the London School of Economics and has spent years studying the intricacies of human decision making, which she's used to develop her unique system of personal style-defining techniques.

Table of Contents

Introduction: A tale of bargains, impulse buys, and seasonal must-haves 2
Closet Diagnostics: Why you don’t have anything to wear 6

01 / The Curated Closet philosophy 10 
02 / Getting started: Define the status quo and set style goals 30

03 / What your clothes say about you 40
04 / Discover your style, phase I: Get inspired 48
05 / Discover your style, phase II: Experiment and fine-tune 62
06 / Putting it all together: Your style profile 78

07 / Closet detox: The complete guide 92
08 / How to build a wardrobe that fits your life (not your fantasy life) 102
09 / Closet composition 101 112
10 / Selecting a versatile color palette 124
11 / Working with outfit formulas 138
12 / Business hours: Tweaking your wardrobe for work 148
13 / Overhauling your wardrobe: A step-by-step roadmap 156
14 / How (and when) to build a capsule wardrobe 170
15 / Become your own best stylist 182

16 / How to shop like a conscious consumer 192
17 / Decision time: When to buy and when to keep looking 202
18 / How to stop overspending and make the most out of your budget 214 
19 / Assessing garment quality: A beginner’s guide 222
20 / Practical pointers for finding clothes that fit well 238
21 / Maintaining and updating your wardrobe throughout the year: a timeline 248

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