If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ll remember my Wardrobe Rehab project, where I set about refining and clarifying my wardrobe. I decided to do it because at the time I always found it hard to get dressed in the morning – my closet was overflowing with wayyy to much mismatched stuff. Recently I did a recap of the project – I thought it would be good to freshen up my wardrobe once again. Here is a recap of the steps I followed (click on each step in the text below to be taken to the detailed post).
Step 1| Cull – Go through all your clothes and sell/swap/throw out/DIY anything that doesn’t fit well, make you feel good or suit you.
Step 2| Define Your Style – Look at what you have left over – what styles look good on you and what would you like to change?
Step 3| Gather Essentials – Make a list of essential wardrobe items to be the foundation of your closet, and a (long term) strategy for how you will get these in your wardrobe. These are my essentials.
Step 4| Organise Your Closet – Sort and organise your closet so it’s easy to find the things you need.
Step 5| Choose Colour Palette – Decide what colours suit you and stick with neutral colours for basics and essentials – navy, black, white, camel (and if you’re like me, red!).
Step 6| Focus Your Shopping – Stick to the list of your required essentials, focusing on quality over quantity, and stay away from sales and cheap stores where you will be tempted to buy things that don’t match your aesthetic and will be worn out in no time.