‘A simple system for discovering your personal style and building your dream wardrobe,’ by Anuschka Rees
The Curated Closet book
I bought a copy of a book called the Curated Closet by Anuschka Rees in 2017. I bought the book just after Kitty Cotten, a kind lifestyle blogger, noted it could be a helpful book for someone who is hoping to create a capsule wardrobe, or to carefully create a wardrobe with pieces you truly love and are helpful for your lifestyle. The Curated Closet book is a generous size with a beautiful soft pink cover, and has lovely and inspiring fashion photography throughout the book. I am part of the way through the book, and hoping to carefully follow the chapters and tips shared by the author Anuschka Rees, to help to build a dream wardrobe.
As noted on the cover of the Curated Closet book, the book offers a simple system to help someone to find their personal style, and to build a dream wardrobe. Further, the book is organised into four parts, with chapters included in each part, to create a practical and helpful guide to help someone hoping to find their own unique and authentic style. The parts of the book include Part One (the Basics), Part Two (Discover your Personal Style), Part Three (Build your Dream Wardrobe) and Part Four (The Art of Shopping). The book has a beautiful layout with clear font, and lovely fashion photography, and the author’s thoughts, tips and ideas are so kind and carefully written, to be as helpful as possible.
Part Three (Build your Dream Wardrobe), Chapter 10 (Selecting a versatile colour palette)
Here is an image of the colour palette guide I made (just on Microsoft Word) of colours I love and could be helpful to look for in my current wardrobe and when looking to add more pieces. The three biggest colours (cream, white and soft blue) are the main colours for most pieces of clothing, including jeans, pants, coats and tops, the two medium colours below (light brown and grey) are a couple of neutral colours for basics, and the four smaller colours (light pink, rose pink, lavender and cornflower blue) are a couple of accent shades for accessories or statement pieces, to pair with the main and neutral colours. The author notes how although the colour palette is open to change, keeping the colour palette simple and focusing on colours that are truly essential to your style could be helpful.
I would really recommend the Curated Closet book in case you are feeling a bit unsure about finding your personal style, or are looking for an inspirational book and are hoping to build a dream wardrobe with pieces you love and are helpful for you.
As noted in the Curated Closet book, the author Anuschka Rees is a writer and the founder of a popular style blog called INTO MIND. She is from Berlin, Germany, and the Curated Closet is her first book. In case you would like to find out more about Anuschka Rees, her beautiful website is anuschkarees.com and her blog website is INTO-MIND.com 🌸 you could also follow her on Instagram (@anuschkarees) and find her on Facebook (please check the links).
In case you would also like to learn more about Kitty Cotten and read her blog Kitty Cotten, watch her YouTube channel, or follow her on Instagram or Pinterest please check the links 🕊🌸 I also wrote an earlier blog post about Kitty’s blog, called A lovely blog: Kitty Cotten in case you would like to see the blog post too.
Rees, A. (2016). The Curated Closet, a simple system for discovering your personal style and building your dream wardrobe. United States of America (USA): Ten Speed Press.
The Curated Closet book, found on anuschkarees.com