DISCOVER YOUR PERSONAL STYLE
A few years ago while living in a small Brooklyn apartment, I found myself standing in front of my very small, overflowing closet feeling completely overwhelmed. I was trying to pack for an upcoming trip and after hours of wasted time and failed outfit attempts, I felt helpless.
In an effort to make sense of the madness, I scoured the internet for what to pack for a week in Paris. Each article and blog post I read left me feeling more overwhelmed than the one before it, and I was about to give up and overpack, again, when I stumbled upon a neatly organized Parisian packing list that fit into a small carry-on.
Each of the 10 or so items pictured were perfectly cohesive, classic and the effortless and chic outfits they created were almost too good to be true. I quickly clicked through and was presented with a new to me concept called the “5 Piece French Wardrobe.”
From there I discovered capsule wardrobes, The 10 Item Wardrobe, Project 333 and countless other minimal closet concepts.
Despite the different names, each of these approaches suggested that sartorial satisfaction stemmed from a less is more approach to dressing, and that a few key pieces were all I needed to look & feel fantastic every day.
Was it really possible to look and feel my best without having an overflowing closet? Could I really be stylish and have enough to wear with only a few pieces?
Everything in my experience (and our collective consumer culture) told me no, but each article and video that I consumed on the subject suggested otherwise. So, I decided to give it a try and here I am, years later and finally happy with my closet and more in tune with my personal style that I ever thought was possible.
I know what I love to wear and what I don’t and I’ve slowly built the wardrobe I always dreamed of having. Here, and on my YouTube channel, I hope to share what I’ve learned with you so that you too can discover your personal style and finally free yourself from clutter. If you’re new here, I’ve linked some good places to start below including my own personal closet & style ethos, the 10 items I alway have in my closet, my wish list and how it keeps me from making impulse buys and a few of my favorite wish list outfit planning collages that I use to decide if an item will work with my existing wardrobe. You can also see ongoing updates, inspiration and outfit posts on my blog here.