Now that I am almost in my 30's, I crave a wardrobe that is simple, classic and full of pieces that are effortless and always look great. You know me, I'd much rather spend money on something for my house than something for my closet.. which is why I want to start becoming intentional with my wardrobe and stop buying "cheap and trendy" clothes on an impulse.
So, I've decided to start a "Closet Classics" list to keep me on track to creating an effortless wardrobe that works for the age I am now (and will work for years to come!)
Classic Black Pants
Dark Skinny Jeans
Wide Leg Jeans
Casual Medium Wash Distressed Jeans
Chambray Button Down
Classic White T-Shirt
Cotton (or Linen) Oxford
SKIRTS & DRESSES
Little Black Dress
Day To Night Dress
Bold Statement Flats
Classic Black Flats
Casual Strappy Sandals
Wide Leather Belt
I created this list for myself to work off of. There isn't a set number of items, and I'm sure I'll add to it as seasons change, etc. There also may be multiple pieces per item (i.e. blazer, tunic, dressy tank). But my intention is to keep my closet as simple and streamlined as possible.
I also want to note some of my thoughts:
+ Live Within Your Means: As much as I would love to go out and buy really high quality pieces at Neimans, it's important to live within your means. For me, a splurge is J.Crew or Anthropologie. As I grow older, I will be able to replace pieces with better quality pieces, but for now I'll try to get the best quality for my budget.
+ Be Ruthless: One fault of mine is that I often buy things and then after a couple times wearing it, I don't like how it fits. I'm going to be ruthless before buying something to make sure that I only buy pieces that fit PERFECTLY and make me feel great in them.
+ Stop Shopping: I think the best way to be intentional about my closet is to stop shopping. I know, that doesn't make sense. But I mean stop shopping while I'm out and about. When I buy online, I can think things through a little more, and I don't buy on impulse. It also helps to try on the clothes in my own house, so I can really concentrate on whether or not the fit is right. Plus, many companies offer free shipping both ways, which is great!
I'll be sharing my progress with you.. I hope you'll like this new "series"! I got some birthday money from my parents, so I'll be getting a couple new pieces soon.
Have any of you edited and simplified your closet before? I'd love to hear any ideas/comments/great places to get classic pieces.