Step 1) Identify your daily uniform
Step 2) Curate your current wardrobe
Step 3) Outfit build
Step 4) Buy the best you can afford and/or buy what you love
Step 5) Create a shopping list
I briefly discussed how you can achieve Step 1) Identify your daily uniform. Today I'll look at Steps 2 and 3.
Often the answers will vary from “I saw a celebrity wear something similar” to “I thought it would go with a top I have but it doesn’t look right”. Most redundant items will still have a price tag attached, often something bought in the sale!
So this leads me to Step 2 and 3 of my Lockdown style tips; Curate your current wardrobe and outfit build.
Before committing to a new purchase in store imagine 3 different outfits you will be able to make with items in your existing wardrobe. If you can't do that put it back.
I also believe that if you buy something but don’t wear it after two weeks then you should take it back regardless. I’m not talking evening wear or special occasion outfits here, I’m talking about your everyday uniform; the building blocks of your wardrobe that you’ll wear on rotation.
Go through each item and be ruthless. If you haven't worn something try and figure out why, so that you don't repeat the same buying mistakes. If something is worn out you'll need to replace it, so start your shopping list. Have a pile for recycling; for textiles that are marked, snagged or misshapen; a pile for charity; items that are still in good condition but may be the wrong size or you no longer consider the item part of your daily uniform and a pile for consignment/or resale; items that still have tags on, in excellent condition and recently bought, as you may be able to make money from your mistakes!
I'll leave you with those steps for now, and as always thanks for stopping by! Stay home, keep well.