A fun tool to help you build a GREAT CLOSET
When we get a little lost about our style and what to wear, it often has to do with how much thought we’ve put in to our assembling our ready to wear, everyday, closet.
A great way to plan out your closet is to look at your lifestyle and write down what you need in your closet in function of that lifestyle.
I’ve listed some questions below to map out your lifestyle and interests. This is only one little step in the process of building a great closet, but it’s an important one.
Here we go. Please remember that this is supposed to be fun. For those who feel a bit frustrated with what’s in their closet. Hang on, we’ve all been there!
Questionnaire to help you map out your life and lifestyle:
Describe your character in detail.
How would your best friend describe you?
What characteristics would you like to own?
What interests you? Do you have enough time to pursue those interests?
How much do you travel?
How much do you dine out a week?
Which cuisine do you prefer?
How do you relax?
Describe your average week (regular activities: work- social-transportation- sports-regular)
Did you go through a major change in your life recently? (moving, break-up, pregnancy…)
Will something major be happening in your life soon (job interview, date, work presentation, business trip, wedding, have kinds, move….)
Do you prefer a night in or out?
Are you a town or country person?
Do you love your job?
What do you love about it?
If you don’t like your job, why don’t you.. What would you change, what would you like to do?
What’s keeping you from that?
What’s stopping you?
How much do you travel for work?
Where do you go?
Do you dine out for work?
Is there a dress code at work?
Do you stand out between colleagues? In a positive or negative way?
Do you get remarks about how you dress?
Do you feel good in the clothes you wear to work?
What would you change?
What’s stopping you?
Clothing and style
What did you like to wear as a kid and why?
What did you hate to wear?
What was your favourite colour, is it still your favourite?
Describe your uniform aka what you wear the most? = This is an important one, as you can take your uniform and build different styles and options around it.
Describe your daily look?
How do you feel in that? How much do you wear that look?
Which clothing item makes you feel pretty? Why?
Do you wear this a lot?
If you don’t wear it a lot, why is that?
Choose your style icon.
Look at your own wardrobe. Does it reflect that style?
If so, are you wearing these pieces enough?
Why are / aren’t you?
Do you like to shop?
How much do you shop?
Does anyone in the process of shopping influence you?
Where do you shop? ( shopping street, online…)
Which brands do you buy and why?
How many items in you closet don’t you wear?
How many do you wear?
What are your favourite pieces?
Do you wear them a lot?
What are your least favourite pieces?
Do you wear them sometimes?
If you would like to change anything in your closet, what would it be?
Describe your ideal situation towards your appearance?
What would your dream closet look like?
What are your wardrobe staples?
Describe your style in 10 words -5 words-3words-1 word
What is the biggest hit in your closet?
Who is your favourite pin-up?
Who is your favourite fashion role model?
If you don’t have time and your going out what is your go to dress?
When you had a fire what is the one thing out of your closet you would salvage? ( If you don’t wear this often, you should try to make it work with several outfits.
How do you pick an outfit?
If you could raid anyone’s closet, who’s would it be?
What changes in your style depending on the different places you’re going to?
What is your favorite book? Why?
What is your favorite film? Why?
Which music genres do you like the most? Why?
What artists do you like (any art form)? Why do you like them? Is their something about their character, style or appearance that stands out?
Who are the women you admire? Why do you admire them in their a) appearance b) style c) beauty d) intellect e) career f) other things you admire in them?
How do those women make you feel?
Not the easiest questions to work with but definitely a good start!