I am about to wax poetic about how it works for me, so if you want a peek into my closet, keep reading.
If I had to briefly sum up its awesomeness, I would say that GCOGH is both an online virtual closet and invitation only community of people looking to find sartorial inspiration from within their own pieces and from other, like minded souls. Audrey from Putting Me Together posted a very detailed and helpful introduction to the site, so please see Audrey's Post about using GCOGH to its fullest potential.
My personal obsession with the site has become so great, that I can no longer bring home new items without immediately shooting pictures of them, uploading them to my "my clothes" board and initiating an ensemble making frenzy.
|Here are the clothes I added today|
|A few of today's ensembles|
I will admit that the initial investment of time to shoot pictures of your WHOLE wardrobe is daunting, but the reward for that effort has been priceless. I have been able to create outfits that before I never would have imagined. I chose to shoot my photos in batches, doing just pants or just sweaters thereby spreading the job over several days and making it easier to accomplish getting my entire wardrobe included. The process of choosing clothes to photograph for my virtual closet also helped me to clean out the unused, unworn, damaged, or out of style items that I had been holding onto. Double bonus!!
In addition to having my virtual closet to play in, I have been introduced to so many fantastic, creative, and supportive women. Some are bloggers as well, but many are just average women from all over the world who are looking to enhance or redefine their personal style. As I come to know these women, through their style, the images that they present as "liked outfits", the bloggers they are following and the kind and helpful comments they make on my images and others, it has become apparent that GCOGH is filling a void in the virtual landscape. It provides multiple platforms for expression and also has a shopping tool attached so members can link to associated retailers (such as GAP, Banana Republic, ASOS, ModCloth, JCrew and a slew more) for discounts and purchases to help fill in their closet gaps.
|A small sample of the denim section of my virtual closet|