The question I most often get asked is how to create a wardrobe that is functional for your lifestyle. Many of my clients are career women who find themselves with nothing to wear on the weekends, or women that work remotely and cannot find business attire in their closet when the need arises.
No matter what your lifestyle wardrobe demands are…The easiest way to build a functional-wearable wardrobe without hiring a personal stylist, which not everyone wants or can afford, is fairly simple.
Before you even go in your closet, and scramble to find something to wear for a specific occasion, or start shopping (!!!) begin with identifying your wardrobe needs. To begin you should write down what a typical 7-day week looks like for you. For example, a recent client of mine worked in the office four days a week, spent two days being super active; running errands, working out, going to appointments and spent one day doing church activities and or spending time with friends and family.
This would mean that about 60% of her wardrobe needs to consist of work clothes, 25% needs to consist of activewear and the rest should be filled with casual attire.
Seeing where you actually spend your time will help you understand what should be hanging in your closet and ensure that you are buying items that help you dress the way you would like to be dressed, for all different daily activities.
After you have figured out your daily lifestyle and wardrobe needs, take inventory. Saving your closet maybe as easy as buying just a few basic items, like a blazer, shoes –flats or even some fun jewelry to show your personality. You don’t always have to spend a lot to create an updated versatile wardrobe.
Your list will also show you where you should be spending your money and help you eliminate unnecessary impulse purchases. For example, my client should be spending 60 % of her clothing budget on versatile business wear so it would make sense for her to purchase investment pieces since those will be worn the most often.
Good to know:
Not everyone has the same traditional business or casual wardrobe so make sure your closet matches what you actually need to be dressed appropriately to match your own expectations of how you would like to appear for whatever occasion.
If you only go on date night once a month you should not create a wardrobe filled with trendy date night tops that do not get worn. Sometimes this is a hard habit to break because these items are fun to shop for, but they do not serve us as well as the versatile pieces that will actually get worn.
You do not have to be stuck in an “I have nothing to wear rut”, with a little bit of time and planning, it is possible to create a wardrobe that works for your reality.
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