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How to Build a Capsule Wardrobe

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Create A Capsule Wardrobe

It doesn’t take a big budget or an enormous walk-in dressing room to be stylish; you only need minimalistic things to look good. All you need is to make good and sensible decisions when you go shopping. Buy what you need and what is good for you. Take good care of your clothes too. You can easily create an amazing wardrobe using only 27 pieces. The secret here is to build a capsule wardrobe. The first thing you need to do is to pare down your clothes to 27 items and wear only these items for 3 months. Resist the urge to go shopping during this season until you’re two weeks away from the new season. You can then prepare and plan your next capsule. There are certain pieces that every woman should have in her closet including, a black blazer, light cardigan, white shirt, denim jacket, pencil skirt, black pants, and a little black dress, among other things.

Buy Multi-Purpose Items

We are all guilty of buying garments specifically for a wedding, party, or school reunion. When you have an exciting event coming up, you probably feel like you need something new and special to wear. Typically, no matter how much you like the piece you buy, you will rarely put it on again. Instead of buying something specifically for special occasions, try having fancier clothes in your closet that are more practical and versatile. When you choose something simple and classic rather than modern and trendy, you can wear it over and over again.

 

Adding different accessories to the same blouse or skirt can make your outfit almost unrecognizable, even for your closest friends. For example, if you try nature-inspired accessories with your garments, you reinforce a boho vibe which might be fitting here in Australia depending on your crowd. As shown by the variety available at Poco Loco Jewellery, bohemian jewelry is the perfect classic statement accessory that can completely transform your outfit into formal or semi-formal attire. With the right style, you can even wear these to work without fear of giving your look a hippie vibe. When you accessorize your items cleverly, they will never look the same.

Only Keep Pieces That You Love

When was the last time you looked closely at each item in your wardrobe? Well, now is the time! Most probably, you will find items that you bought because they were on sale, they fit, or you loved the color and didn’t pay attention to the style. Don’t settle for the pieces that you have. Go through every item and ask yourself if you love it; if the answer is no or not sure, just toss it away. The key to looking stylish is self-confidence. So, if you don’t love what you wear or you’re not convinced 100% with it, it should not be in your wardrobe. Many fashion icons and stylists only have a few pieces in their closets, but they know exactly how to style them and create new outfits using the same pieces, which is what you need to do.

Get Rid Of Old-Fashioned Clothes

Similarly, if you want to elevate your style, you should stop wearing your old garments simply because clothes wear out. Don’t cling to ancient items and think that they will flatter you. Clothes cannot be stored for decades. Even basic garments become obsolete over time, simply because the cuts, lines, and silhouettes alter and slowly begin to make your look outdated. Over time, patterns, shade combinations, and prints go out of style as well. If you’re wondering how long your clothes should last, it depends on the type of garment and how often you’ve used it. There isn’t a certain expiration date, but when your clothes celebrate their 10th birthday, it’s time to say goodbye. Once you are aware of trends and changes in fashion, you will be able to notice when a piece is no longer up to date. You can also consult your best friends for an honest opinion on what is flattering for you.

Stick To A Uniform

Creating a uniform doesn’t translate to wearing the same outfit every day. If you think that you shouldn’t buy similar pieces to what you already have, you’re mistaken! Needless to say, you’re not supposed to have 15 versions of your white blouse or 20 identical black pencil skirts. Creating a uniform means wearing the same type of clothes using different items. For example, you can create a work uniform by combining a blazer and jeans, but not wearing the same blazer or jeans every day. Try to have a thorough understanding of what suits you best. Stylish women and fashion icons create their uniforms that look simple. Obviously, they know what fits them best and what looks good. When you apply the same concept, you will find it easier to add perfect new pieces to your closet.

With the lockdown coming to an end and us returning to our normal routine, it’s become imperative to mind our style and sense of fashion. Pulling off stylish outfits doesn’t require a big budget or infinite pieces of clothes. You just need to toss away the items that you no longer wear and replace them with iconic and functional ones that can create various outfits when styled and accessorized differently. Don’t be afraid to throw away or donate your dated clothes. Finally, learn more about what suits your body shape and skin tone before you go shopping

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