The Ultimate Guide To Building Your Wardrobe.

 

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One of the most common struggles that I am sure you have been struggling with is having way too many statement pieces, but no basic pieces. This can only mean one thing, you never have anything to wear! This often happens because you’re shopping process is all wrong. If you are trying to build a wardrobe that will allow you to spend less time getting dressed, while allowing you to focus on growing your business and not being shy when attending events. Then this post is going to be super helpful

If you have been following the series and have by now completed your workbook, then you should have a pretty clear idea of what your style is and what your lifestyle looks like. But it’s the shopping part that we have to work on.

So we have to start from the ground up, meaning  the foundation of your wardrobe. When you really think about it, your wardrobe should be a collection of items that reflects your lifestyle & your personal style. Here’s what happens though, you may have been making impulse purchases up to this point, impulse purchases that may have lead you to buying one and done items that simply sit in your closet because you don’t know how to wear them.

I’ve created the style pyramid chart to help point you in the right direction. Think of it as a food pyramid but for style. For each area of the style pyramid is how you build your wardrobe. 

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  1. Basic Pieces

  2. Staple Pieces

  3. Statement Pieces

  4. Outerwear

Shopping for your wardrobe with these key components in mind will save you a lot of money & will allow you to get dressed with ease. You won’t have to worry about shopping for a new top only to realize you have three of the same tops. You will always have endless outfit options because you know exactly what you need and how to style it. And shopping will be much easier for you because you know have a set framework to shop buy.

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What Are Wardrobe Basics

Your Basic pieces are items that you can pair with your staple pieces & statement pieces the goal of your wardrobe basics are to give your wardrobe more balance and consistency. Not everyone has the same wardrobe basics it depends on your personal style. In the Find It. Slay It workbook you will be able to identify what wardrobe basics you need and create a list for those you do not have. Your basics are the foundation of your wardrobe which means that they will probably lean more towards the typical basic pieces such as a plain T-shirt, Jeans etc.


What are Staple Pieces

Your staple pieces are those can’t live without pieces that you may wear more than your basics or you may pair with your basics. They fun part about your staple pieces is that they always consist of small details that truly reflect your personal style  and sets you 

a part. If you have your wardrobe basics already,  I recommend building off of those basics with your staple pieces!


What Are Statement Pieces

When I think of statement pieces I think of prints, colors, textures and special touches that causes one to say WOW! These statement pieces would be your stand alone trendy pieces.They may not go with your entire wardrobe, but they do fit in and makes your wardrobe much more fun.


Special Occasion & Outerwear

 I chose to keep these two in their own separate category simply because we tend to shop for these items  when we truly need to. Your special occasion pieces and outerwear pieces can fall into any of the other categories as well.


Catch Up on the full blog series here and grab the Find It, Slay It workbook here

You can check out the series of blog post here.

How To Land Your Dream Client, Using Personal Style

Why You Have Nothing To Wear

Creating Style Goals

Create A Color Palette

Detox Your Wardrobe

How To Shop For Your Wardrobe Basics ( Wardrobe essentials post)

How To Shop Like a Boss