Shopping and adding new items to your wardrobe can be fun and a great way to treat yourself, but it also can get a bit overwhelming with how much there is to choose from. Over the years I’ve made my fair share of bad clothing purchases, which has helped me learn what I really enjoy wearing. So if you’re adding new items to your wardrobe this season or are not loving what’s currently in your closet, here are some tips for building a wardrobe you love!
If you love color then add as much of it as you like to your wardrobe! After all personal style is all about wearing what you want. But if you don’t tend to wear color that much, the best thing to do is have more neutral items in your wardrobe with a few pieces in your favorite color(s). This way on days where you want to wear color you have choices but you also have plenty of choices on days where you don’t want to wear lots of color.
When shopping, a good thing to do is figure out at least 3 different ways you can wear that item with what is already in your closet. Now that doesn’t mean you can’t buy an item from time to time that’s not versatile. But having more versatile items in your wardrobe means more outfits to choose from! And you can get more cost per wear on each item too.
There are plenty of times when shopping where you try on an item and you don’t love it but you like it. Chances are you’ll probably get some wear out if it, but a good rule to have is if you don’t 100% love it, don’t buy it! Having only items that you love in your wardrobe means picking an outfit will be easier. This means it will take longer to find the right items, but it’s worth it in the end.
The best way to learn in life is to make mistakes. And no matter how careful you are there will still be times where you will make not so great clothing purchases, and that’s okay! Over time you’ll learn what items you just don’t seem to ever wear and what kinds of items and styles you get the most wear out of.
The best thing about personal style is wearing what you love, so you might as well wear items that make you happy! It doesn’t matter what trends are popular or what everyone else is wearing. All that matters is you buy clothing that you feel comfortable in and when you put them on you feel good + happy!
And those are some tips for building a wardrobe you love! I hope this helps and just remember to have fun with discovering your personal style + finding what you love to wear!
I’m Kara Callahan, a 22 year old blogger with a camera in one hand and a book in the other. This is my lifestyle blog where I share life’s simple moments, tips + inspiration, slow living, blogging tips, travel photo diaries, book recommendations, and more with a few outfits in between. I hope you get some inspiration and happy reading!