Recently, I’ve been logging more time on Instagram. Though I always love popping onto the app to see which cool outfits the fashion set is wearing, my recent obsession has been the #NeverWorns series by senior Vogue editor Liana Satenstein. There, you’ll find the editor chatting with the coolest insiders of the moment, diving deep into their closets and speaking candidly about which of their “never worn” items are worth holding onto and which they should ditch. An extension of Satenstein’s Schmatta Shrink wardrobe therapy business, her buzzy sartorial consulting evolved after she “schmatta’d” the closet of a former boss at Vogue and word spread.
Curious to find out more about Satenstein’s expert closet consulting, I chatted with the fashion alum. Describing her personal style as “late ’90s minimalist with a touch of early 2000s sauciness,” her personal fashion obsessions revolve around some really iconic brands. Tom Ford–era Gucci, Michael Kors–era Celine, and Stella McCartney’s Chloé all make her feel things. To say that she really knows clothes is an understatement.
Here, Satenstein is sharing her editor wardrobe recommendations for which items to buy for the summer season ahead. If you’re wondering what she’d toss, anything that is physically uncomfortable immediately lands in her donate piles. “This is a Schmatta mantra to live by,” Satenstein explains. “Anything that doesn’t make you feel your best self, part with it. That physical energy radiates mentally, and people can pick up on it.”