Style City: Let's Talk About YOUR Wardrobe

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

This fashion editorial, featuring model Chanel Iman posed a thought provoking question: "Want to travel the world? Start with your wardrobe." Interesting! It reminded me of another familiar saying, "Don't dress for the job you have! Dress for the job you want!". So I'm asking YOU! Do YOU evaluate your wardrobe? Does your wardrobe reflect who YOU are? Does your wardrobe, reflect the city (or country) you live in or another place? Does your wardrobe reflect where you want to be in life (realistically, no excessive dreaming lol) and lifestyle that you want to live? Does your wardrobe reflect the job you have now or the job you want? It's a lot to ponder, but I find it interesting. Excuse me while I go & evaluate my closet! I need to change some things! :)


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Linda B said...

Apparently I need to move to Hollywood or San Francisco, because I'd love to dress like that all the time! Haha, I love this editorial with her, she modeled beautifully and the styles for all the different cities were fabulous. Plus, great concept! Gotta dress for the city you want to go to :)

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2minutos said...

Amazing fashion shoot!!
xx

Flora Fascinata said...

I love the London look! I am always reevaluating my wardrobe! Culling things, thinking about different ways to wear things, buying a couple of new things. It's hard work!!!! Lol! Cute post, Sweet Kim. Xx

Jane said...

Definitely food for thought! I would love to be in San Francisco, and I dont mind the look either, so effortless chic.

Mica T said...

You raise so many interesting questions!

I think my wardrobe is a lot more casual than my lifestyle is now, the bulk of my clothes are casual weekends wear rather than office wear. But it's just so hard to downsize, haha!

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Natalia | Fashioned by Love said...

Nice story and topic. I think mine definitely reflects who I am and how I feel, the destination comes next. On the other hand, the way I feel does depend on the destination… :) Complicated, I know… :D
x

The Dainty Dolls House said...

These are gorgeous!! I do think the place you live in, sometimes reflects the way you dress. There is a 'dress code' kind of thing for each place. London is very quirky, very diverse, you can wear so much in London and people don't bat an eye. I love that, but it depends where you are there, if your in jeans and a tshirt, you can get certain looks, haha. Tourists from America tend to stick out quite a bit, haha. Paris is so chic and I love it! But, in these pictures, I have to say London is my favourite...adore that!! Super cool doll :)) xx

Samantha Mariko said...

really cool editorial spread! those questions got me thinking.. I think the wardrobe I have now is a mixture of Tokyo and Californian style, and I try to change it every season :) Thanks for an inspirational post!
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Selina Kyle said...

This is so interesting! I love this campaign!
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Emmylou said...

I agree this, Kim. Every city definitely has a certain look, and I think it's great to kinda dress like as if you're from there sometimes:) When I was younger, I've wanted to go to Paris so bad, but couldn't really afford at the time so I just wore a lot of blacks, berets and such....sigh....memories.....:) (When I got to Paris, I did realize how off I was)

Anyhoo, lovely editorial with Chanel btw:D

Lilli said...

Oh lol, that is a very nice and funny question! I think that is reflects well who I am but not the job I'd love to have! And I think I need some changes as well. The editorial is awesome, seeing at the images, I feel like "San Francisco" much more :) Kisses Kim! xo

Coco said...

First of all this model is a blast of sweetness and charm! Secondly, my wardrobe reflects who I am, but my daily wear reflects how depressed my job mostly gets me! Today I look like I had a dive in my closet blind eyed and with the lights off. Much love dear!
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Subha Bose said...

I love the Paris look, I dress for the job I want :)

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Cristina Surdu said...

chanel is very beautiful! i love the lokk with pois shirt!

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LoveT. said...

What a great Post! think i am near to what i want with my wardrobe :))

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kim bim said...

Amazing post,Love it.Chanel looks awesome in these pictures.Love your question. Sure my wardrobe has so much places to travel.I try as much as possible to rock different styles but i won't wear clothes that would reveal my bathroom secrets ''lol' Love keeping it cool.
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Elle Sees said...

i LOVE this editorial! i can't decide which one i love the most or which one is the most like my style! too fun!

May Loh said...

What a fun post....and best thing to do in the new year too! I think my wardrobe is probably quite a bit like me...and have become more so over the years. Hope you are having a good week so far!
May x
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Adeola Naomi Aderemi said...

I can't say for sure but my wardrobe is mostly basic and than some addition to fit where I am at the specific moment!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

What a cute photo shoot! I definitely have adapted style to my city. I wear shoes that are much more casual here and I wear a lot of dresses since it is so humid in SE Asia. But I love to layer in NYC and wear a variety of hats and darker colors!

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MaysaAndSunshine said...

That is so fun Kim. Dress and style according to your city. Does that mean I should incorporate Texas style more? And you incorporate more of Madri Gras style? :)

TheTinyHeart said...

When I lived in NYC, it definitely upped my style game! I think some of the best dressed women are there!

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Alice said...

this is so cool!!

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Diva Desle said...

My wardrobe definitely reflects who I am. I wear a lot of bright colours such as pink and reds as I am a bold and happy person. I do need more statement pieces that reflect my culture though.

Diva Desle said...

Great post by the way. Love it!!! Xxxx

alexis said...

Hmmmm… these are good questions! I don't think my wardrobe reflect my current city, however I have picked up some cues from it. Because I have moved a lot in the past few years I think that is to be expected…

I do need a mini overhaul--- at least I feel one coming on soon :)


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alexis said...

Hmmmm… these are good questions! I don't think my wardrobe reflect my current city, however I have picked up some cues from it. Because I have moved a lot in the past few years I think that is to be expected…

I do need a mini overhaul--- at least I feel one coming on soon :)


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Cheryl van den Berg said...

My major city is San Francisco so I would say that I do dress like my city, based on that Chanel Iman look. But I kind of wish I dressed like the L.A. and Sydney looks because those are beautiful!

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Diva In Me said...

I think for my country, it's pretty easy as it's always hot and humid. So just dress anything Summer all year long! LOL! There's always issue when it comes to travelling to colder places.
On the side, I love Chanel Iman. I think she's pretty.

Emma Henderson said...

I think I have a few gaps in my wardrobe...

Nats ~Coral Tinted Perceptions said...

I'm off to evaluate mine too! Great questions Kim x

Erica said...

my closet's a mess now :O watta shame .. but to answer your question I think my wardrobe reflects the perky, outgoing me :) I'm just not sure about my bags @_@ I only have a few and I realized I've been using just one for almost all my outfits @_@

Sam said...

This is such an interesting topic you bright up Kim, I think my wardrobe does reflect how I want to dress, but living in a small place, taking certain fashion risks are often stared at, lol. Chanel looks beautiful.

Mary Jo said...

When I was much younger I was obsessed with clothes and how they reflected my personality, and I guess I've grown my comfortable in life and don't feel the need, although I can never resist a good piece--usually shoes. I have also collected lots of great basics through the years so I don't have to think about it too much but this is such a thought provoking post because it made me stop and question myself for a moment! :)
xo Mary Jo

Sara Gerard said...

Kim, what a cool post! I don't dress like London, but maybe I need to start ;) hehehe. This was a great read!

Mitha Komala said...

oh i love this campaign! and the outfit is so stunning and chic <3

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Rowena @ rolala loves said...

This is such a fun editorial Kim! Chanel Iman is too cute. I think dress like a New Yorker even though I don't usually wear head to toe black.

Rowena @ rolala loves

2minutos said...

Have a nice week, dear!
xx

Manhattan Image and Style said...

What a fabulous fashion shoot! I love it! <3

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Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Fun. I can't believe how much I love the Cali ones.

jamie @ [kreyv] said...

My wardrobe could ALWAYS use more, but I think for now, it is who I am…which varies from day to day! That's the good thing about style, right?!

Anne said...

Great post kim:) Think I need to go evaluate my own!
~Anne

Rebeca Muñoz López said...

Very interesting topic from the publisher, I sometimes get relaxed clothes and sometimes I produce a little more: p white dress, top and striped skirt dots are my favorite

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Corinne said...

Great topic! I think mine refelcts who I want to be!

Corinne x
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London Loafers said...

Button shirt, pencil skirt and prints? My gosh, I really must dress like a Londoner… Although, it's very weird because none of my friends dress like I do! Everyone I know here is more San Francisco and Hollywood !

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Who is that Girl Mo? said...

Sounds like an interesting article. Based on the photos my look is San Francisco which is where I am. :-)

Mo

Darcy said...

I love that black and white striped skirt!!
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oomph. said...

my wardrobe isn't quite who i am. i dress for our warm locale, but my style wants to be LA or London!

LyddieGal said...

I often feel like I am buying clothes for the life I want rather than the life I have, but getting that life seems to require a bit more effort than just a wardrobe, I am finding.
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jo said...

Hey Kim, my favourites are Sydney and London!

xo Jo

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Maria Cartagena said...

Kim, this is a fun pictorial and your questions are super valid. I definitely find myself dressing differently when I travel, for a job interview depending on the culture, at events etc. Our clothes tell a story and send a message for sure. Love this post! It's a great conversation piece babe. XOXO

Maria

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Sarah K. said...

Hi Kim,

I love the Paris and the London look :)
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xoxo, Sarah

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Sarah Rizaga said...

oh all the looks are amazing! I especially love Paris and NY.

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flysongbird said...

hmmm...I think the way I dress reflects my dream lifestyle but it meets the reality of where I live midway.

Jane said...

i love these pictures! such a neat campaign.

PAPS said...

I dress according to my mood at that time:)
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A•Mused said...

I love the Hollywood one! Living as close as I do to San Francisco, I can say they almost hit the mark spot on (if that was the point) - except the shoes would be black! SFians love and I mean LOVE denim and black together.

Such a fun idea for an editorial campaign!

Kashaya said...

Love that editorial.=)

Carmen said...

Really interesting questions! Unfortunately my style is more who I am and definitely not who I want to be ... Often I´m too lazy to dress up how I would love to.
xx

Fabulous Petite said...

Cool editorial. I think my wardrobe speaks of who I am and my style. A little both of everything to sum it up for me.

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BerryBloomXO said...

I love the style! It's so nice how loads of cities are portrayed!
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Alicia Mackin said...

Haha I am a fashion blogger, how can I not evaluate my wardrobe. I just I could afford to really dress the way I would like.

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Sam said...

Happy End of the Week!

Jessica said...

That is a really interesting idea and something I had never thought about. I really need to reexamine my wardrobe.

Oh and Chanel Iman is beautiful.

Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

Tina Bradley said...

These pics are so chic and inspiring! My fave is the London one! I do try and take stock of what's in my closet--from time to time. Sometimes it's hard to be as objective as I need to be about what's in there, tho'. Hugs, Kim! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

Pamela RG said...

Yes, I do plan and organize my wardrobe according to the Season. Like for sure, we can't wear white pants during Winter and Fall. This campaign is so original and fun.

Beauty Fashion Skin Care Blog - Girlie Blog Seattle said...

lol. Yes my wardrobe totally reflect who I am - as in no style whatsoever. But hey, at least I know myself :O)

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Ozden Ozdogan said...

chanel iman looks gorgeous
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miss b said...

A cute editorial and a post which made me think about style In different cities. I know that style is influenced by climate too. Layers here at the moment! What we wear though certainly says something about our personality. I noticed in London last week there were (as usual) some people being very creative with their look. Fascinating! I need more colour in my wardrobe!
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Maddie said...

That is such a cool editorial!
I definitely could say that my wardrobe represents the place I work! (Well that could be because I am working at H&M & I have tons of clothes from H&M :D )

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inge said...

Great post. Surprised I love the colour and contrasts.

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Nails My Dreams said...

Hmmm.. Dress for the job I want? Hmmmmm.. That's a tough goal. Hihi. I need to evaluate my clothes again.
(^^,)

Stephanie G said...

totally cute! although, sydney style feels a bit more laid back than that i must say :) chanel iman is so gorgeous tho!

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Demi Mist said...

My closet is a little bit of everything! Unfortunately I have many clothes, but I never wear most of them.

Lorena said...

Oh i think i will have to move to London or NYC… great shots.
I am constantly evaluating my wardrobe, editing… and also buying.
So it's like an endless cycle :(

Emdem said...

Haha, move to Paris or London, oh yes, please! :D Really interesting idea, Kim! I suppose my mood affect my clothing choices a lot, although I'm sure they're nowhere close to looking this good most of the time. :S

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sophia La Style said...

I love the London look.
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