Building a stylish wardrobe that you’ll love and wear isn’t easy. But it can be done if you follow these simple steps.
The first step in getting started is to get organized and figure out what key pieces you need. Then, build your capsule collection around them!
1. Get Organized
Before you start thinking about what colors and patterns to add to your closet, take a look at what you already have. It may be time to purge some old clothes, or even donate some if they don’t fit your style anymore.
Once you’ve gone through your existing wardrobe, make a list of what works for you. This will give you a better understanding of what your style is, and it can also help you identify gaps or items that need to be replaced.
Ideally, your core wardrobe should consist of versatile basics (aka essentials) plus statement pieces that specifically support your style. These can be any number of things: shoes, jackets, or accessories that will add a unique touch to your outfits.
2. Decide on a Color Palette
The most crucial step in picking the best wardrobe is deciding on a color palette. A color palette is a collection of colors that you love, and that you think go together well.
Start by looking at your current closet to see what colors you like the most. You’ll probably notice that you have a lot of neutrals (black, white, gray) and maybe a few accent colors such as neon yellow or green.
Next, you’ll want to add a few patterns and textures to your palette. These could be anything from horizontal striped tees to floral prints and polka dots.
3. Decide on a Wardrobe Structure
When picking the best wardrobe, so there are many things you need to consider. For example, you must decide on a wardrobe structure that will work well in your bedroom space.
A good wardrobe consists of core pieces that are versatile and work for 70 – 80 percent of your time and then statement (or add-on) items that specifically support your style.
Keep in mind that these extras should not make up more than 20 – 30 percent of your wardrobe.
If you have a small wardrobe, consider using dividers and hooks to store accessories like jewelry, scarves, hats, purses or belts. This will help you easily find the right piece for any occasion, and it will also look great!
4. Decide on a Wardrobe Style
Before you can curate a wardrobe that’s full of pieces you love and wear, it’s important to know what your style is. And the easiest way to do this is by taking a step back and looking at your closet.
If your closet is a sea of black and you only ever wear 5 colored shirts, then there’s a good chance that it doesn’t reflect your ideal style.
To start the process of deciding on a wardrobe style, lifestyle writer Jamie Krell from The Everygirl suggests making a list of your favorite style icons and doing a bit of research. Once you have this information, it will help you create a style board that will serve as your guide when shopping.
5. Decide on Accessories
Choosing the right accessories is a crucial part of building a wardrobe that suits your personal style. They are a great way to add interest and variety to your closet without taking up too much space or adding extra items that you won’t wear.
To help you decide on accessories, consider how they complement your wardrobe and body shape. This will give you a better idea of what you need to purchase and how many pieces you should have in your collection.
You can start by making a list of the clothing you already own that express your personal style. These items are the clothes that make you feel good, look your best and suit your body shape and lifestyle