Always buying clothes but never have anything to wear? Step by step instructions on how to develop a wardrobe.
- Stop impulse buying.
- In the first step of cleaning out your closet, eliminate everything that doesn’t fit or that you haven’t worn in a year.
- With what’s left, begin identifying a theme to your wardrobe, relying on favourite looks and colours.
- Decide on a few colours that either match or will co-ordinate with what you own and buy only those three colours.
- Establish a workable budget.
- Make a list of all the items you need in your wardrobe. (For example: solid blazer, wool trousers, white shirt)
- Set aside an hour of time each week to shop.
- Avoid trendy items, buy clothing that will span two to three seasons.
- Try to add only one or two well thought out items per month.
- You can add colour and trendiness with accessories, shoes and handbags.
- Continually eliminate and replace essential wardrobe pieces once it is built up so that you are never caught without a necessary item.
- Buy more solids than prints – you won’t get tired of them as quickly.
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