Saturday, December 30, 2017

Women in Clothes Project #2- Describe Your Closet

This year I discovered a book titled Women in Clothes by Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavits, Leanne Shapton and 639 others. Totally unlike any other book I've read related to fashion, it was researched and written by a group of women interested in the concept of personal style and what that means. They interviewed over 600 women from all over the world and all walks of life. The interview questions were thought provoking and the responses even more so.  I decided to use the book as an outline to better understand my own relationship to clothes and personal style. Please feel free to join me by answering the question in the comments sections. I'd love to hear from you!

My closet is "orderly." Our house was built in 1908 so I have a small closet space.  On the left side of the closet my tops are hung by style, then color. Example- tee shirts, collared shirts, "fancy" tops are on one rail. On the floor below my tops are rows of boots. On the opposite side I've hung skirts and pants- pants by color, with denim dominating.   There are a number of hooks on the back wall between the two rails which hold belts and handbags.

Dresses and jackets are in a separate armoire. Sweaters are folded on shelves in the same armoire.

 I store out of season clothes in a guest room closet and change them out in spring and winter.

I love accessories. It can be challenging to organize shoes, jewelry and scarves while still being able to enjoy them visually. The challenge is to keep them neat and tidy. 

A friend gifted me a beautiful glass walled jewelry case that she got from a store that was going out of business. It's a display case for Gwen Stefani's LAMB line. I love being able to see all of my jewelry at a glance.

I keep my favorite scarves in drawers. They're folded so that I can see them individually. 

Shoes are lined up on low racks..I like being able to see them. I know some people like to store them in boxes but not me.

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