Thursday 12 December, 2013

How to create a timeless fashion wardrobe


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Trends come and go, a reason why classics or timeless style should make up the core of your wardrobe to keep you going from year to year.

The secret to doing so is by trend-proofing your wardrobe and develop a lasting, timeless style with essential pieces that will keep you looking fabulous.

Always buying clothes but you never have anything to wear? Here is step by step on how to develop a timeless wardrobe.

Clean your wardrobe by eliminating everything that doesn’t fit or that you haven’t worn in a year.

A few weeks later, go back and get rid of all the stuff you fudged on the first time around.

With what’s left, begin identifying a theme to your wardrobe, relying on favorite looks, colors and lifestyle pieces.

Decide on three colors that either match or will coordinate with what you own and buy only those three colors for apparel.

Establish a workable budget.

Make a “Most Wanted” list of all the items you need in your wardrobe. For example: solid blazer, wool pants or white shirt.

Set time to shop for the items you included on the “most wanted”

Avoid trendy items.

Buy fashionable, but timeless clothing that will span two to three seasons like wool crepe or matte jersey.

Purchase only clothes that work with something that you already own.

Pass on anything that doesn’t fit no matter how great a buy.

Try to add only one or two well-thought out items per month.

Add punchy color and trendiness with accessories, shoes and handbags.

Tips:

Ignore that advice about buying “the best” of everything. Regardless of how well-made a garment is; things like coffee spills and kids can still spoil it.

Try to plan your wardrobe around three neutral colors like black, white, khaki, navy or brown.

Buy more solids than prints – you won’t get tired of them as quickly.

 

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