The Curated Closet: Style Statement

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Defining your personal style is super scary.  When I first read "The Curated Closet," she mentioned writing a style statement, and my first thought was, "well, I am not doing that."  But the more I thought about it, the more it made sense to have a written statement to refer to, particularly in times of weakness, when you are confronted with something cheap, or trendy, or whatever.

I have often been the culprit of a sale item that I liked in the store, but never got worn, because it didn't fit with anything else in my closet, or I just bought it because it was a good deal (except that it wasn't, because I almost never wore it).  So, I have defined what my personal style looks like right now, and if it changes over time, that is cool, too!  I am okay with that, but for now, I can stick to the kinds of things that will fit well in my existing closet.

Style Statement:   

I am calling my "Classic Casual."

- "Classic Casual" is all about being stylish and comfortable as a mom, every day of the year.  Pieces are not fussy, and can be easily played in and cooked in.

- Main staples include long sleeve button-down shirts, high-waisted skinny denim, tee-shirts with fun details, and lots of stripes.

- Fabrics include lots of natural fabrics like 100% cotton, linen, wool and denim. I also like a good amount of lace.

- Style is usually loose on top, fitted on bottom, or vise versa.

- Pants include a high waisted skinny jean, skinny chino style, and flared jeans.  Skirts are typically a stretchy pencil skirt, or a flared/pleated skirt.

- Shirts are typically a casual button-down, v-neck or scoop neck tee, or something with a lacey element.

- I am loving slouchy sweaters over a button down, or tee.

- Colors include shades of blue, black and grey, white, sage and emerald green, rust, tan, bright pink and red.

- My ideal outfit, is a chambray button down with grey skinnies, and booties.

Also, here is my color palette, so you can get an idea of colors that I have in my closet.  ANuschka Rees has a bunch of sample color palettes here, if you are interested in figuring out your own. 


  1. I'm currently on hold for this book at the library and I'm so excited for it to arrive! I really love your style and find it very similar to my own (especially the stripe obsession). So thanks for helping me get a head start on my first assignment in the book!

  2. I've been thinking about doing this lately! I've never read the book, but I might need to give it a try. Maybe it will bring me some clarity. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  3. you are so cute. I love your style :)


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