How to simplify your wardrobe

Struggling to make sense out of a cluttered wardrobe filled with random pieces, items you don’t even know that you have to a bunch of one-time wears or never worn items usually have you wearing the same outfits, the same pieces without doing anything different.

Having a wardobe full of clothes with nothing to wear is your sign to start simplifying your wardrobe and making sense out of your pieces to feel more stylish.

Simplifying your wardrobe will make it easier for you to quickly pick out your outfits, mix and match your pieces and love the style.

Below are five steps to take you from cluttered and unorganized to functional and stylish:

1: Knowing your style

The easiest way to fill your wardrobe with clothes you’ll never wear is buying pieces just because you like it or because of the sale price.  To create a closet filled with clothes that you’ll wear is knowing the different styles to add to your wardrobe.

2: Pinpointing the pieces to add to your wardrobe

Creating a functional wardrobe goes hand-in-hand with not only knowing your style but also understanding what you need that’ll work for your day-to-day.  Having a strategy when shopping will help you to save thousands and create a wardrobe filled with clothes that you’ll wear.

To help you pinpoint the pieces to add to your wardrobe is a process that’ll help you break down what your wardrobe is lacking and what to add to it.  Your goal is to build a wardrobe of pieces that you’ll be able to wear; without a strategy or not knowing what to add in only creates a cluttered and unorganized space where you end up wearing the same outfits and pieces.

Changing how you’re spending will help create a clear space – everything you’re adding is intentional, not a random or impulsive purchase.

 3: Investing in your wardrobe basics

Having a functional space means you’ll be able to mix and match everything in your closet to create different outfits around the same pieces.

When you’re only wearing some of your clothes when you have a closet full of options it’s because you don’t have the basic pieces that’ll allow you to maximize your options.

What are your basics?

A mix of casual and dressy neutral and minimal clothes, shoes and accessories that you can wear with everything.  Your basics make it easier for you to dress better in the clothes you have.

By adding in your basics, you’re instantly creating a more functional space and simplifying how you can put together different outfits around every single piece you have.  You’ll go from wearing only a few pieces in your wardrobe to knowing how to create outfits around everything in your wardrobe. Your basics are essential to creating a functional and purposeful wardrobe.

Constant shopping to create new outfits is only creating more clutter and wasting more of your money.  Nine times out 10, the pieces you’re spending money on usually end up being one-time wear, that is if you even get around to wearing it or you always wear it the same way.

Start creating a functional space by investing in your wardrobe basics will help you narrow down what basics to add to your wardrobe and how to begin building new outfits around those pieces you never wear.

4: Adding in the basics for each season

Outside of your year-round basics, each season has their own set of basics that serve the same purpose as your wardrobe basics – simplifying your wardrobe and allowing you to mix and match your clothes to avoid constant spending easily.

You don’t need a ton of pieces to be stylish. You just need the right pieces.

Simplifying your wardrobe helps to cut down what you’re spending each year on clothes, once you invest in your wardrobe basics and seasonal basics you don’t have to spend anything else on clothes outside of that unless you choose to.  Which we do and that’s fine – we’re only human! But by having the right pieces, that struggle of buying and not knowing how to wear your clothes is no longer an issue because you have all the right pieces needed to create outfit after outfit and be able to transition your clothes through the different seasons.

5: Organising your wardrobe

The final step to simplifying your wardrobe once you’ve filled in the gaps is to organise.  You’ll have the right pieces needed to streamline your space. Now it’s time to organise so that in the morning it’s a breeze to pick out your outfit and get your day started on the right foot.

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