The Formal Part

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Curating your capsule wardrobe is the ultimate planning exercise. You have to make an educated judgment as to how many clothes and which clothes you need for specific activities in your life, and then make your selection interesting enough that you won’t feel the desire to change it up after a couple of weeks. Part of this involves putting a large amount of trust in your ability to do your laundry on a regular enough basis that you can make do with the number of pieces that you’ve set yourself. That’s my biggest worry – the washing.

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Step 1: Taking Inventory

Curated Theory closet makeover

Fact: I have the most inconveniently shaped closet. It resembles a noodle that’s decided to point at you and has this incredible talent of rendering copious amounts of space more or less useless.

I mentioned last week that the Curated Theory would start with a curated [capsule] wardrobe. This involves compiling a perfectly curated set number of wardrobe pieces that will get you through a season. A season is three months long – in this case the wintery January to March. The idea is that at the start of every season you give your wardrobe a re-think, change a piece out here or there, but make no additions to or subtractions from it during the season itself. It’ll take your mind off your clothes and your hands out of your wallet. Or that’s the theory anyway.

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The Theory

The Theory: a curated, more intentional lifestyle is a more fulfilling, happier one.

It’s January 2016, and with January comes a plethora of new year’s resolutions, new ideas and new beginnings. For the past few months I’ve been infatuated with the (admittedly super hip/in/on-trend/cat’s pyjamas) idea of decluttering and minimising – and applying the wider philosophy of a more curated, intentional lifestyle. So, as much as I tried to talk myself out of blogging again (I’m grown up and serious now, surely?), this blog is here to document the process of moving towards a curated lifestyle. And seeing as January is usually followed by the rest of the year, when all resolutions/ideas/beginnings are forgotten, this blog is also here to keep me accountable.

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