Tania Lockhart hasn’t always been the fashionista she is today. In fact, she says that it wasn’t too long along that she herself was struggling to put together outfits.
“If you don’t have a sense of fashion, it’s really hard to come up with eye-catching outfits that you feel comfortable in,” she says.
To combat that obstacle, Lockhart says she dove deep into the basics of color combinations and carefully studied what popular style bloggers were doing with colors, patterns, and styles. Soon, she was able to create a colorful, fun, and outstanding sense of style that everyone can relate to.
In an effort to showcase what she’s learned, and continues to learn everyday, Lockhart launched Selected Closet in September 2016, a blog focused on chic and modern fashion on a budget.
“We love big name brands but we know not everyone can afford it – nor should they have to,” says Lockhart. “So I search for boutiques (and even Amazon) to bring my followers fun, chic outfits that are affordable and of great quality.”
Everything that is showcased on Selective Closet has been carefully curated and styled to save you the hustle of searching, picking, and styling outfits. “All you gotta do it click on the outfit details and boom!, a new outfit,” she adds.
When asked what keeps her going on her blog, Lockhart says she is inspired to continue to bring her blog to life by her followers who are out there struggling with fashion like she once did. “In fact, I got a few direct messages recently about how Selective Closet has inspired my readers to be bold and more daring when it comes to colors and patterns,” she says. “It feels nice to know Selective Closet is achieving the goal that it’s meant to.”
Aside from her booming blog, Lockhart is also a 26-year-old part-time English teacher who enjoys reading, writing, and lifting heavy weights in addition to walking her puppy and cooking.
There’s also an eye behind the lens of each Selective Closet post thanks to photographer Chelcie Lister.
Lockhart takes pride in curating outfits that people wouldn’t normally think of putting together. “Our readers are always mentioning how much they like that and the compliments they get themselves when they recreate Selective Closet styles or looks,” says Lockhart.
When asked what her favorite part about Selective Closet is, Lockhart says that while she enjoys shopping, photo shoots, and putting outfits together, her absolute favorite part is interacting with followers.
“My favorite part has to be interacting with my followers and going through my emails and direct messages,” she says. “They always say really sweet things and they even send me pictures of outfits they have in mind to get my point of view. I just love they trust my sense of style!”
Lockhart is looking forward to the rest of the year with Selective Closet as she prepares to not only maintain her blog but open an online boutique as well.
“Everything will be handmade and custom made,” she says. “Our readers will be able to find skirts and dresses they already love and ideas on how to style their items. I’m really excited about that!”