The key to a workable wardrobe is all about having great basics or staple items to hold your wardrobe together each season. Having these 5 items in either Black, Navy, White or Neutral colours is a good start.
1. The JACKET/COAT/TRENCH
2. The TOP (fairly simple in White or Black)
3. The PANT/JEAN
4. The DRESS
5. The SKIRT or SHORT
Consider your lifestyle & who you are. What do YOU actually do everyday? It’s important to really think about what is practical for you to wear. There is no point having a wardrobe full of glamorous dresses and heels when you have toddlers to take to the park. If you need to wear runners then try some of the cool new runners in Hype, Platypus, Just Jeans or Forever New this season.
3. EVERY DAY IS SPECIAL
Make sure that you have some outfits that make you feel FABULOUS…GREAT…SPECIAL…AWESOME and then wear them! Don’t wait for a special occasion, or those clothes will just sit in your wardrobe looking pretty. Make every day a special occasion and see how much better it makes you feel on the inside and the outside. As busy mums we sometimes put so much emphasis on making sure our little people look cute, that we forget that we are important also. If you want to rock out in your sequin top & jeans to the shops, then go for it!
Don’t think that you always have to buy new clothes. Of course it feels great to wear a new outfit, but always consider OTHER ways of wearing your favourite top or skirt. Often when I am helping clients de-clutter their wardrobe, we ‘discover’ fabulous pieces of clothing that they have never/seldom worn. So I re-work these items back with old styles to revitalise them again. Or take a pair of scissors to some old jeans to give them the “distressed” look!
5. BE INSPIRED
Find inspiration from celebs, magazines, internet, pinterest or instagram to recreate a unique look with your wardrobe. Take pics of your favourite looks or stick photos on the inside of your wardrobe to help you style up!
Keep only the items that you need in your wardrobe. If you have a special attachment to any items but don’t wear them, then put them in another part of the house or in a storage bag – out of sight, out of mind. Then you can focus just on the items that you will really enjoy WEARING day to day.