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March 14, 2018

Fashion and Function: Designing Your Wardrobe [Part 1]

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Hi friends! For the next five Wednesdays, I’m going to be doing a mini-series dedicated to the art of designing your wardrobe. Let me just clarify: I’m not talking about creating a closet or adding a bunch of on-trend items. I’m going in-depth about the process it takes to create a collection of clothing that brings you joy.

How many times have you stood in front of your wardrobe and wondered what you were going to wear? I’ve been there. I’ve been the person that tried on 5 different outfits, came back to the first one, didn’t love it, walked out the door and spent the rest of the day with a nagging voice in my head telling me I should have gone with the navy skirt, not the black one.

On the flip side, when you feel comfortable with your clothing choices it’s easy to put together outfits in a pinch for that last minute job interview, evening out, or special occasion. You want to know every item of clothing in your wardrobe is versatile, comfortable, well-fitted, and well taken care of. That’s when a wardrobe sparks joy.

So that’s what this mini-series is all about. It’s about building your wardrobe from the ground up. It’s about doing an overhaul of your clothing. It’s not just about out with the old in the with new, it’s about what to do with the old and where to buy the new. I want to make it clear that my philosophy on clothing is not about excess, trendy, cheap or sales. It’s about curating a collection of treasured pieces that will stand the test of time and wear.

I want to walk you through where I donate or sell my gently used, no longer worn pieces and my favorite brands for buying quality pieces. We’ll go step-by-step through a version of a capsule wardrobe so the core of what you own is perfectly selected and can be the foundation for the rest of your wardrobe.  I’ll share my favorite ways to properly take care of the investment pieces, what to do with your clothes in the off-season, and how to display your items so you don’t forget about a sweater, scarf, or shoe.

So, if you’re interested, follow along with me for the next few Wednesdays as I walk through how to design your dream wardrobe.

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  1. March 14, 2018

    I can’t wait to see more posts!!
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  2. March 14, 2018

    I am interested in seeing more! With Spring around the corner, I am itching for some fresh pieces for my wardrobe.

    • March 15, 2018

      Wonderful! So excited to share more on the topic! Tune in next Wednesday 🙂

  3. March 14, 2018

    I did an overhaul on my wardrobe recently and it feels so good! I still find some older pieces that I thought I liked and wanted to keep, but it turns out they’re not my fave, so those will be going out soon. But it makes a big difference to have only items you like and that you know you feel confident and look good while wearing in your closet!

    • March 15, 2018

      I love the feeling you get when you step away from an overhauled wardrobe! I think confidence is key when picking out pieces you love!

  4. March 14, 2018

    I love this idea! I’m always complaining about having nothing to wear, but my closet is full of stuff. I am pretty good about keeping it cleaned out, but I’m not so good about buying versatile pieces that I know will work with everything.

    • March 15, 2018

      I feel like this really resonates with a lot of people! And it’s so true, a full closet with nothing to wear. That’s what I’m trying to solve with this little series. Tune in next Wednesday for the next post! 🙂

  5. March 15, 2018

    Great tease! I can’t wait for the upcoming posts!

  6. March 15, 2018

    Ooh I can’t wait to check out your posts! I have been in a constant state of creating a capsule wardrobe, I am always struggling to find something to wear so I feel like I always wear the same few outfits.