Building your Perfect Wardrobe

I’m sure we all want to build the perfect wardrobe which we love and works for our lifestyle. This isn’t always easy to do, but by following a few simple tips you can start to build your perfect wardrobe. You don’t need to have a wardrobe full of clothes for it to be your perfect wardrobe, in fact, less is more when it comes to clothes. So don’t think you have to go out and spend lots on new clothes, just work with what you already have and be more conscious when buying new clothes. I have a few simple tips to help you build your perfect wardrobe.

Building your perfect wardrobe, hanging rail of clothes

 

  • Know your lifestyle – there is no point in buying lots of clothes for nights out when you spend your weekends at home in front of the telly. Think about the kind of places you go and what you do and buy clothes to suit this lifestyle.
  • Invest in items you wear the most. I wear jeans most of the time so I’m willing to spend a little more on these.
  • Invest in basics. If you have basics in your wardrobe you can build so many outfits without too much effort. For example, you can’t go wrong with jeans and a classic white tee.
  • Mix high-end with high street. Adding a designer bag to a basic outfit instantly make it look more expensive. It doesn’t have to be a £1000 Mulberry (although that would be nice) a good quality leather bag always lifts an outfit. Keep an eye out for sales and discount codes for more expensive shops and purchase a couple of items when there’s a discount.
  • When shopping look for quality fabrics. Quality doesn’t necessary mean expensive. Touch clothes in stores to feel the fabric and check the stitching.
  • When investing in clothes make sure they fit you well. Either try everything on in store or if you prefer to take things home to try on (most stores have a good returns policy). Just make sure you return things as soon as possible if they don’t fit. Find a tailor you trust if you need any alterations.
  • Invest in good underwear. There’s no point in owning that gorgeous backless dress if you don’t have the right bra to wear with it. Get yourself a couple of good strapless or multiway bras (at least one should be nude) and some seamless thongs or Spanx. The right underwear can help give you the confidence to wear the clothes you love.
  • Ask yourself if you can wear the new item with things you already own. There’s no point in buying a new top if you then have to get a new skirt or shoes to go with it.
  • Add accessories to basics to create interest. Adding a statement necklace to your jeans and a t-shirt completely changes the look of your outfit. Add heels to dress things up or switch to flats for a more casual look. If you have a small budget pick up some new jewellery to add something new to your wardrobe.
  • Ask yourself do I already own anything like this. There’s no point in owning 5 white blouses. You only need 1, remember if you buy quality pieces they will last several washes.
  • Ask yourself can you afford it. Be honest with yourself are new clothes in your budget this month. If you need to put it on your credit card you probably can’t afford it. There is no point getting into debt for a new top.
  • If you love something BUY IT! This might go against everything else I’ve said, but if you see something when you’re out shopping just buy it or else your keep thinking about it. Normally I end up ordering things online (along with a few other things).

Next week I’m going to be sharing my wardrobe essentials with you. Remember to follow via Bloglovin or subscribe by email to make sure you never miss a post

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