My closet, probably like yours, is not harmonious to my life. At all. It’s a constant work in progress and no matter what I stock up on I’ll inevitably reach in, gaze upon racks of clothing and declare that I have absolutely nothing to wear.
Can we ever stop this from happening? We’ll always want more. But you can build a better wardrobe so the feeling of having nothing to wear happens a lot less often.
Here’s your four-step guide on how to build a better wardrobe so you can end that clothing frustration once and for all!
How to Build a Better Wardrobe
First, Survey Your Lifestyle
It’s likely that the items you have in your closet aren’t at all proportionate to the lifestyle you live.
My closet, for example, used to be full of date-night outfits when in reality, I work from home. My wardrobe wasn’t in sync with the life I was actually living!
Survey your lifestyle and determine what types of activities you spend doing most; your clothing should be equally proportionate.
If you spend 60% of your life at work, for example, about 60% of it should be clothing you can adapt to the office.
As much as I love stocking up on coats, dresses and stillettos, I am not a socialite. So my closet shouldn’t look like it is.
You’ll be much happier in the morning when you realize your closet is realistically in line with your needs of how you actually spend your time.
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Just like your ratio of clothing should be proportionate to your life activities, it should be proportionate to your surroundings too. Specifically, seasons.
My personal weakness is coats. I love them. I totally stock up. But I live in Arizona and this kind of hoarding I do is admittedly, totally unreasonable.
Instead, my closet should be stocked with desert lifestyle basics, not resemble a winter wonderland.
ACTION STEP: Make sure your closet is in harmony with the seasons where you live.
Survey Your Remnants
If you haven’t worn it in 6 months to a year, you probably won’t! Definitely donate, and for those designer duds, check out local resale shops where you might even earn a few bucks.
You don’t even have to leave your home, you can try apps like:
- The Real Real
Stick to Classics
Wardrobe classics exist for a reason–they are full of pieces that make up the building blocks of your wardrobe and rarely go out of style!
When you’re working on building a better wardrobe, you should make sure you have enough basics to create multiple outfits, and have invested in pieces that will stand the test of time.
Rinse and Repeat
Building a better wardrobe is a constant work-in-progress. Especially for us women!
We go through so many life changes, between new jobs, getting married, having babies, etc., that you’ll want to survey your closet every few months.
Purge, rinse, make a list of new items to stock up on and repeat! You’ll be on your way to building a better wardrobe in no time.
What are your tips for keeping your closet in tip top shape? Share them below!