Note: The following is a review of the ebook The No Brainer Wardrobe by Hayley Morgan from Tiny Twig. I was not compensated for my review, and I paid for my own copy of The No Brainer Wardrobe.
I simply enjoyed the book so much that I asked Hayley for a coupon code for my readers. Check out my review below and pick up your copy of The No Brainer Wardrobe with the coupon code at the end of my post.
If you were to look inside my closet you would come to the following conclusions:
- I am a conservative dresser who prefers drab neutrals over color.
- I work in a corporate office and probably wear a suit or blazer every day.
- I am a size 4.
While those statements were true a year ago, sadly, none of them are true today.
I’m having a wardrobe identity crisis!
Thankfully, I just bought a copy of The No Brainer Wardrobe from Tiny Twig blogger, Hayley. You might remember her very popular series, 31 Days to a No Brainer Wardrobe. Her new ebook expands on the main point of the series, how to create a capsule wardrobe.
The idea of a capsule wardrobe is to only keep clothes that fit, make you feel amazing, and match the lifestyle you currently live.
Clearly, my wardrobe was coming up short. After moving from Chicago to San Francisco last summer and transitioning from working in a corporate office to working remotely from home, my clothes were stuck in another lifetime.
Following the advice in The No Brainer Wardrobe, I emptied my closet and dresser and started separating my clothes into a “No” pile of ill-fitting/conservative items, a “Maybe” pile of stuff to try on, and a “Yes” pile for things I love that fit my new lifestyle.
What I love about the book is that Hayley gives you clear guidelines for sorting through what works and what doesn’t. She even gives you permission to toss stuff that you’ve been holding onto out of guilt or because you spent a lot of money on it (something I tend to do).
Skyla even helped me sort my clothes:
Another section shows you how to take your Pinterest inspiration photos to create inexpensive, stylish outfits from thrift store pieces. Thrift stores intimidate me because they’re usually crowded with merchandize, and it becomes overwhelming to sort through the racks. With Hayley’s tips, I think I can finally shop a thrift store with ease.
There are also chapters on shopping for maternity clothes, dressing for your age, and dressing for a plus size body.
The No Brainer Wardrobe really is a “no brainer” resource without being condescending. My favorite part is when Hayley boldly states that “women aren’t a piece of fruit.” Don’t you hate fashion magazines that try to label you as an “apple” or “pear”? One magazine even calls a certain body type a “flute”. It’s ridiculous because we have shapes, curves, lumps, and bumps. We’re women, not inanimate objects, and Hayley gets it.
In the end, I got rid of a huge pile of suit jackets, trousers, button down blouses, and itchy business-y separates.
Here’s what my closet looks like after the transformation:
Look—there’s space between the hangers!
Finally, The No Brainer Wardrobe helped me find my “go-to” outfit; something I can throw on quickly and instantly know I’ll look and feel great. It’s a jersey cotton blazer, striped T, pendant necklace, skinny jeans, and gray flat boots.
This is how I want to dress now that I work from home; pulled together, comfortable, and not at all stuffy. I’m so excited to start shopping my closet!
Now, here’s the best part—Hayley has generously provided a coupon code for 50% off for the first 10 readers who download The No Brainer Wardrobe!
Click here to get your copy, and enter the code “sage” when you check out.
When you get your copy, come back here and let me know your favorite part of the book and share your “after” pictures.
Have you ever created a capsule wardrobe? How much of your wardrobe do you actually wear?