Many of you have asked me to give advice on how to start a wardrobe and what are the basic items that you should build it on. To be upfront there is no ultimate solution that fits everybody. If you are tired of you non-functional wardrobe or it just doesn’t fit your lifestyle anymore, before you throw out anything, sit down and really think about what you like and need. Pinterest is a great tool for collecting outfits. After you have pinned a lot of images a certain color a scheme, style, cuts, patterns will become dominant. That is what you should build on.
You can check out my board here. Here are my preferences:
In my case I like to wear the colours: black, white and grey the most, so these will be included in my basic wardrobe. I do enjoy to add one or two other colours to reflect the current season or a trend but more on that later. My style is more on the classic, casual side, but from time to time I like to include feminine elements. Comfort is key for me, I cant’t stand anything that doesn’t allow me to breathe or move in freely.
I work in an office environment but it doesn’t have a strict dress code. I walk to work with my dog every day so I need clothes that allow me to do that while still being fit for a meeting with clients. On the weekends I’m out and about to meet friends but I rarely have to attend very formal events. I live in a big city in Europe and have to dress for four seasons.
So based on the above let’s see what is included in my basic wardrobe. These items are not the exact same ones, just similar. My aim is to show the concept not to promote to buy any of the items below. These are 22 items that I’m wearing pretty much all year round. In the following posts I will show you how I build on that to make this basic wardrobe fit the seasons and how to make it more versatile. If you have any question on starting with a new wardrobe, write in the ‘comments’ below or contact me . I’m happy to help. 🙂