10 Steps to Maximizing Your Wardrobe: Steps 3 & 4

Well here we are . . . . . week 2 of my 5 part series and FREE eGuide to help you tackle and master the 10 Steps to Maximizing Your Wardrobe.  In case you missed steps 1 and 2, I'd recommend that you catch up and begin HERE.

In my last blog post we covered the fundamentals: Style Standards and Shopping out of Season.  Now we'll build on those teachings and zero in on classic wardrobe items and shoe options!  Let's dive right in . . . .

Step 3:  Don't Shop the Trend

We've all seen the commercials, promo's and advertisements for what's haute this season as well as the new fashion craves.  At one point it was wearing socks with pointed toe heels, blue jean overalls, leggings being worn instead of pants (I absolutely HATE this), even the asymmetrical hairstyles.  While all of these have their respective place within fashion, they all share the commonality of being a TREND!  In order to effectively maximize your wardrobe, DON'T SHOP THE TREND!  To make to make the most of your wardrobe primarily shop for classic pieces, those timeless pieces that can be worn for years to come.  Great examples of classic pieces will include blazers, blouses, pencil skirts, trench coats, full scarfs, pearl or stud earrings, little black dress, khaki pants, and heeled boots.

By stocking up on classic pieces, you can avoid the need to splurge on a new wardrobe as the seasons and trends change.

Step 4:  Closed Toe vs Open Toe

Shoes . . . . don't you just love them!  There's a very simple method I use for maximizing my wardrobe when it comes to shoes and it's this . . . . buy closed toe shoes.  This is a sure way to get the most out of your shoe selection.  That's not to say that you can't buy open toe shoes, because they too have their time and place, but if you're looking to maximize your wardrobe, closed toe shoes are your best option.  They can be worn during all seasons of the year, not just spring and summer like open toe shoes.  Start out with the fundamentals as stated in step 1, with colors to include black and nude.  From there you may bridge out and add pops of color like blue, red, and pinks!

Stay tuned next week for new topics to include colors, patterns, and recycling!  Thanks for reading and don't forget to connect with me on social media.  Facebook -Instagram - Twitter

1 comment

  1. Thank you! Don't shop the trend is such great advice. If you really can't hold yourself back from getting in on the latest trendy piece or look, at least buy it cheap and don't let anyone take pictures!