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Tips for Building a Functional and Fabulous Wardrobe

By Imogenl @ImogenLamport

Tips for building a functional and fabulous wardrobe that works for you and your lifestyle, preferences and needs

What do you need in your wardrobe?  There are many lists of “essential items every woman should own” around, yet for most of us, these are not helpful as they don’t take into consideration:

  1. Your lifestyle – how you spend your time, what you do, what your dressing requirements are
  2. Your body shape/proportions/colouring (not everyone needs a crisp white shirt or a little black dress)
  3. Your personality – how you like to express yourself through your clothes
  4. Your preferences – do you like to wear pants or dresses?  Do you prefer heros or basics?

All these influence what you need in your wardrobe, and they are important to consider (particularly if you are considering throwing it all out for a minimalist wardrobe – please read this post first!).   You need to know what’s right for you to make your wardrobe building efforts bear fruit.

Jill Chivers of Shop Your Wardrobe and I discuss in this video things you want to consider when building your wardrobe including wardrobe basics, shape and structure and the influence of lifestyle.

Here is a link to the 16 Wardrobe Essentials post that we discuss in the video and Jill’s post on 10 Principles for Building a Working Wardrobe.

So if you are saying no to opportunity because you haven’t got the right thing to wear, then you need to reassess your wardrobe.  This is so key to maximising your life and the opportunities that come your way.

Answer me this:  What do you need and what do you enjoy wearing?

Further Reading on Wardrobe Building

Do You Have an Essential Wardrobe Item?

How To Create a Shopping List for Your Closet

How Many Clothes Do You Need in Your Wardrobe?

How to Build Your Style from Ground Zero

16 Wardrobe Storage Tips to Make Finding Things in Your Wardrobe Easy

What Every Woman Should Have in Her Wardrobe

What Will You Choose from My Closet Menu Checklist?

How to Put Together a Corporate Wardrobe on a Budget

7 steps to Style - discover your style once and for all

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