It’s that time of year when we come together and begin our Fall Wardrobe Challenge!
I host our FREE four-week Wardrobe Challenge every January, March, and September to get our readers ready for the new season.
Our Wardrobe Challenge has become the cornerstone of this site, creating a community of lovely women from all walks of life, bonded together by our love of classic style and our desire to look and feel our best.
The challenge is based entirely on the process I used to help my personal styling clients. I broke it down into a series of activities designed to help you (1) define your personal style, (2) edit and organize your wardrobe, and (3) begin to build a wardrobe of clothes you can’t wait to wear.
Because we are constantly evolving, this process is designed to be done seasonally. Each time you complete it you’ll have made a new discovery, and gain further clarity around your personal style. AND, you’ll force yourself to tidy up your closet 🙂
The Well Dressed Life Fall 2020 Wardrobe Challenge
Our Fall 2020 Wardrobe Challenge starts on Friday, September 18th.
Here’s what some of our participants have said, taken directly from our Private Facebook Group:
THANK YOU for leading us through this exercise! I had let myself fall into a sad routine of wearing the same things every week instead of actually making outfits with my capsule and accessories. After taking a look at my wardrobe, I realize that I am actually in good shape!
This has been great. The big eye opening moment was when I realized that my wardrobe didn’t look anything like my Pinterest boards. The result of shopping without a plan, looking to brighten myself up and the dreaded “it will do” purchases. Time for the heavily patterned tops to go and in comes the more classic neutrals as per my board.
Thank you for giving me a plan.
This process has been one worth doing. I feel like now that I am in my late 30’s and have two small children I need to get rid of that dress I went dancing in when I was 21 and heels I can’t even walk in anymore and trade up for a pair of Spanx leather leggings and cute top. I really appreciate your insight on how to pair items together and the links to purchase. Very helpful for the women who hates (and I mean HATES) to shop.
My aha! Was when I realized I had blouses from years past that I haven’t worn for ages. I kept them to wear with a pant style that has long since disappeared. I was keeping them just in case. Of what I don’t know, but there they were covering up items I wanted to wear and couldn’t find. I also found several short cap sleeve tees. They don’t not look well on me. Time to pass them on!
What You’ll Learn
If you follow the process, by the end of the four weeks you will:
- Clearly understand your personal style and wardrobe needs.
- Start your day with a functional and well-organized closet.
- Have an outline of the pieces you’ll need to have a wardrobe you love.
- TONS of personalized support in our Private Facebook Group.
Ready to get started?
Here’s How it Works:
The challenge starts on Friday, September 18, and lasts for four weeks.
Every Friday, a new set of challenges will be posted right here, on The Well Dressed Life, and in our Private Facebook group. Within the post, you will find two challenges to be completed before the next week.
We move quickly on purpose. It keeps you engage and helps you make decisions quickly. But if you get busy or distracted, you always have access to the information.
What You’ll Need
It’s helpful to have a clothing rack, this is the one I use.
You may also consider picking up some new hangers so you have them on hand when we start to clean up your closet. I recommend these flocked slim hangers from Amazon.
If you receive an email from The Well Dressed Life in your inbox everyday, you’re all set. To get on the list, simply fill out this form here.
And remember, if you’ve already participated, do it again! You’ll be AMAZED by how much you learn each time. Many readers do it religiously every season!
A Little About Me (in case you’re new!)
After college, I started my career as a women’s clothing retail buyer for large chains and private boutiques. Before I started my first company, my last job was as a buyer for the home-shopping powerhouse, QVC.
In 2007 I left that job to start Kristel Closets, Inc., an image consulting and private styling firm that operated three offices on the East Coast in Philadelphia, Northern New Jersey, and Washington, D.C.
Our company quickly became a leader in the industry, serving busy women who wanted to look and feel their best.
While our clients wanted to look modern, classic, and pulled together, they didn’t have the time or energy to do it themselves.
That’s where we stepped in.
I’ve personally helped thousands of clients navigate the often overwhelming world of fashion and retail, working within their style, with all sizes, body shapes, and budgets.
Three years ago, I stepped away from our 1:1 services to focus on building our online business. Connecting with other like-minded women has always been my absolute passion.
Today, this is my full-time job. I’m so grateful I’ve been able to continue to provide expert advice and insights in our daily posts and through these challenges.
I do not represent a company and am not sponsored by any brand or business. All of my recommendations are solely based on my knowledge and experience.
I’m a working mom to three girls, ages 13, 10, and almost 2. I use my experience as a buyer, personal stylist, and busy modern woman to frame my advice and recommendations.
It’s About You
Society puts an often unbearable pressure on women to look a certain way. Daily, we’re inundated with unrealistic images of what we’re “suppose” to look like, which not only chips away at our self-esteem but also provides zero guidance to help usual women shop and get dressed.
Turning 40 at the end of last year has helped me care less about what I’m “suppose” to be and more focused on who I am.
This challenge, and the contents of my site, come from a place of wanting you to feel confident and empowered as you are.
I encourage you to use the next four weeks to focus on YOU. Dive right in, ask questions, and get to know your fellow participates, who you’ll quickly discover are the friendliest and most supportive group of women.
My goal with this challenge is to give you a clear understanding of what you like and what will work for you so getting dressed becomes an expression of who you are and not a chore.
This is designed for all women, with all body types and budgets who appreciate modern, classic style and want a guide to get them there.
All I ask is that if you enjoy our content, please share it with your friends!
Tell me below: who is joining us, and if so, is this your first time or have you done it before?!