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How to build your perfect wardrobe essentials

Studio set up with a vintage black leather chair with silver curved legs and a minimalist black tailored blazer hanging over the back of the chair
Studio set up with a vintage black leather chair with silver curved legs and a minimalist black tailored blazer hanging over the back of the chair

How to build your perfect wardrobe essentials

Building a wardrobe that fits your needs and personal style can be a daunting task. With endless options and trends changing every season, it's easy to feel overwhelmed and unsure of where to start. However, creating a wardrobe filled with timeless, high-quality essentials is key to looking and feeling your best. In this post, we'll explore how to build your perfect wardrobe essentials.


The first step in building a wardrobe that works for you is to identify your personal style. Take some time to reflect on the pieces that make you feel most confident and comfortable. Look to Pinterest, Instagram or fashion magazines for inspiration and create a mood board of your favourite looks. This will help you hone in on your aesthetic and create a cohesive wardrobe.


Building a solid foundation of basics is essential to any wardrobe. Invest in high-quality pieces that will last for years to come. A classic white shirt, a pair of well-tailored trousers, and a tailored blazer are versatile items that can be dressed up or down. Look for high quality and natural fibres like cotton, silk, and wool, as they are durable and will age well.


When building a wardrobe, versatility is key. Look for pieces that can be worn in a variety of ways, such as a midi skirt that can be dressed up with heels or dressed down with sneakers. A black blazer can be worn to the office or dressed down with jeans and a t-shirt on the weekend. A trench coat is a timeless piece that can be worn year-round and pairs well with dresses, skirts, and pants.


While it's important to have a foundation of neutrals, don't be afraid to add some colour to your wardrobe. Choose colours that complement your skin tone and personal style. When choosing colours, consider which hues work well together to create a cohesive look.


When building your wardrobe, it's important to consider your lifestyle. If you work in a corporate environment, you may need more tailored pieces, whereas if you work in a more creative field, you may be able to incorporate more casual items. Consider the activities you enjoy and the events you attend to ensure you have pieces that work for every occasion.


While it's tempting to follow the latest trends, it's important to choose pieces that are timeless and will stand the test of time. Trends come and go, but classic pieces will always be in style. Choose items that flatter your body type and fit your personal style, rather than what's popular at the moment.

In conclusion, building your perfect wardrobe essentials takes time and effort. By identifying your personal style, investing in quality basics, choosing versatile pieces, adding pops of colour, considering your lifestyle, avoiding blindly following trends, you'll have a wardrobe that works for every occasion and makes you feel confident and comfortable. Remember, a wardrobe is a reflection of your personal style, so choose pieces that make you feel like the best version of yourself.

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