My name is Rita Valente and I’m a 23-year-old Portuguese woman with a passion for fashion, lifestyle, and content creation. I’m currently studying foreign languages, literature, and culture in university (more specifically Spanish and English). I’ve always had a passion for writing and reading, especially in English so it was only natural for me to enroll in this degree. I see this blog not only as a place where I can write about things I love but also a place where I can practice my second language. 

I first created this blog back in 2014 when I was 17 years old. Before that, I had another blog called Rita’s Clothes (cringeworthy, I know) which was focused solely on fashion-related content. I first decided to create my own blog after an afternoon of binge-reading my favorite blogs and thinking “If they can do this, why can’t I?”. Fast-forward7 years and I couldn’t be happier that I decided to go for it. 

The European Closet is a blog dedicated to helping women in their 20’s with a passion for trendy yet comfortable fashion, self-development, productivity, and building an online community. The goal of this blog is to help as many women as possible to live their best lives while staying mindful and trendy!