Want to know the secret to creating a foolproof wardrobe? It's all about "buying less and spending more."
The ultimate goal is to build a wardrobe of clothes that suit you perfectly and that will mix and match easily to create innumerable outfits. It may take you several years to get there, but the result is absolutely worth it.
A perfect wardrobe should be made up of 60% Classic pieces 20% Basics and 20% Trends.
You probably already have a few classic pieces in your wardrobe. These are the items you paid more for but are made of high quality natural fibers and have seen you through several seasons. By purchasing classic pieces over a longer period of time, pairing them with good quality basics and keeping current with a few trend items, you will always look elegant and put together.
Begin by separating your clothing into piles of classics, basics and trends (If you notice anything that is worn, dirty or needs mending, place these in a separate pile).
Classics - The classics are good quality items like jackets, skirts and pants that fit you well, that look great and are still in great condition.
Basics - The basics are good quality t-shirts, stockings and lingerie etc. These are items that get a lot of wear and should be replaced every season or so. The more careful you are when washing and storing your basics, the longer they will last.
Trends - Finally you should be left with a pile of trend clothing. These could be current trends or those long since passed. While you may want to hang on to a few favorites, once the trend is over do you really have any need to keep them? Anything you decide to keep should be stored separately from the rest of your wardrobe.
|Betsy -- Torrance|
|I hate buying basics!!!! I wish they weren't so necessary.....|
|I don't feel like most of these things listed are necessary. Honestly, all I need is a really good pair of quality jeans and plenty of different tops that will make it seem like I have a huge wardrobe.|
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