I’m excited to introduce “Closet Case” a new regular feature here at Curators of Style. Clients often ask me to come over and go through their closets with them so I decided to feature a closet case study of one interesting woman and her wardrobe, every few weeks. I’ll share what needed to go and what needed to be brought in to elevate her entire look.
Michelle is a certified multi-hyphenate, skilled in so many areas (except laundering and house painting where she’s a mess). Nowadays the majority of her work hours are spent as an executive coach at a fintech company in West Hollywood. After knowing Michelle for ten years, I can attest to how spot on her advice and assessments can be, but they are a close second to her incredible writing.
Out with the old: Obsessed with Marie Kondo’s book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, Michelle had no problem getting rid of stuff that “didn’t spark joy” including anything old, ripped, stained, out of date or poorly made.
In with the new: Michelle knows what she likes and her son has even coined a name for her particular style — “manly chic”. Despite having a collection of eclectic looks that are true to that moniker her closet was missing a few classic quality pieces (a handbag, blazer, pants and tees) that would elevate the remainder of her wardrobe.
Who are your style icons? Diane Keaton, Helen Mirren and Mary Pickford.
Who are a few of your favorite designers? Prada, Steven Alan and Marc Jacobs.
For each Closet Case post I will create a Pinterest board with even more looks for each woman. Here’s Michelle’s
Photo of Michelle taken by Alexandra Defurio.
Michelle’s new work look:
Zara Vertical Striped Blazer // Tibi Agathe Pleated Culottes // J Crew Boy Shirt In Classic White // Phyllis & Rosie Silver Hammered Bar Necklace // Clare Vivier Grey Suede Sandine // Tibi Malone Sandals
Michelle’s new going out look:
Marni White Multicolor Striped Crewneck Top // Theory Testra Cropped Tailored Trousers // J Crew Parker Crossbody Bag // Illesteva Palm Beach Sunglasses // Minor Obsessions Gold & Saphire Star Sparkle Stud Earrings // APC Roma Sandals.