Complete Guide On How To Build A Wardrobe
The actual physical work on your wardrobe begins with a thorough declutter. This is probably the most intense and overwhelming step. Decluttering gives you a better idea of where the gaps in your wardrobe are. Now fill the gaps with new garments. To ensure that you always have something appropriate to wear, we will see how to build your wardrobe and organize it.
I. Declutter Closet
Decluttering a wardrobe involves some serious inspection of the items you own. How to declutter closet will help you declutter your wardrobe effectively for your ideal wardrobe plan.
II. Shop the missing Items
Think about what you need before you hit the shops. Heading to the shops only knowing that you need a jumper, but not which one will make it more likely to buy the wrong item. It doesn’t have to be super precise, but you should know
- the kind of item you need,
- what color it must be in,
- the fit and cut, and
- the material.
Make a shopping list.
Don’t come out with three other things you didn’t intend to buy. Create a shopping list and stick to it; you have created it to fill in your wardrobe gaps; anything else is just unnecessary clutter.
Take your time
Everything you buy should match your requirement, not the following best available. Your garments should be high-quality, long-lasting items fitting your wardrobe. So take your time, do your research, and keep trying on clothes until you find that perfect item you’ve been looking for to avoid quickly replacing them.
Look for quality
You can find poor quality items in high-end shops just like you can find high-quality items in high-street shops. The trick is to know what good quality looks like. Scrutinize a garment before you make a purchase. Don’t bother with it if it doesn’t look and feel like it will last long. Spending a lot of time finding that right garment will make you see why you would want it to last for a long time.
Don’t fall for trend items.
When you detect gaps, don’t fill them with trend items. If your wardrobe doesn’t already contain Safari look items, don’t go and buy them now that they are in fashion. If a particular trend fits into your wardrobe, and you know you will wear these items for a long time, get them, but don’t buy incompatible garments that will end up unused.
III. How to organize your wardrobe
If you’re unable to find items for your outfit, having them is useless. An organized wardrobe with everything visible and accessible is key to your ongoing relationship with getting dressed.
Arrange your wardrobe
You could arrange your clothes by garment type, color group, or outfit combinations. Have a designated section for your weekly outfits if you like planning out your outfits in advance. Avoiding ‘I have nothing to wear’ days.
Avoid the chair
Are you throwing not-so-dirty clothes over a chair where they accumulate into an uncontrolled mess? This practice will overthrow your whole wardrobe organization. Instead, have a designated area for worn clothes neatly placed. This way, it is more appealing to reach for them and easy to find an item when you need it.
Invest in the correct hangers
Invest in suitable hangers to keep your clothes properly and avoid steaming or re-ironing. Using the right hangers for different garments will keep them wrinkle-free and extend the life of your garments, especially delicate clothing such as silk dresses or blouses.
Plastic & metal hangers
Plastic and metal hangers are the cheapest hanger options. They take up little space in your wardrobe, and you can get them in different colors. But they are not always the best solution: they don’t offer excellent support for your clothes, and you may have to deal with fallen off garments.
Wooden hangers are slightly wider than standard plastic or metal hangers and offer more support for your clothes. They can also be infused with aromatic cedar, which is a natural repellent for insects and moths, that may otherwise damage your garments.
Wooden hangers often have wide arms and a contoured neck, perfect for hanging suits, jackets, and coats. They also come with a bar for hanging trousers, saving space in your wardrobe.
Flocked hangers are covered in non-slip velvet, ideal for hanging silk or other light and delicate items. This material prevents garments from slipping off the hangers as it grips the lighter material. Flocked hangers come in different sizes and can also have trouser bars and nooks for clothing loops.
Padded clothing hangers are ideal for special and delicate garments – such as tops, dresses, lingerie, and bridal wear. These hangers have an envelope of soft satin or cotton cushioning, which protects delicate garments from marks or creases from the hanger and adds a luxurious feel to your wardrobe.
If you want to take your wardrobe organization to the next step, you can also invest in specialist hangers. They are available for scarves, belts, and even shoes.
You’ll need a full-length mirror and good lighting close to your wardrobe to see your outfits properly.
IV. How to Organize Seasonal Clothes
Seasonal climate changes will affect your clothing choices, such as you might own winter coats or have shorts for those sweltering days. Year-round clothing in your wardrobe may create visual clutter, which leads to stress, and you say, ‘I have nothing to wear.’ To avoid this organize your clothes by following steps here on how to organize seasonal clothes.
V. Adding items to your wardrobe
We are sold in fast fashion, available in abundance at low prices. And you’ll prefer replacing to repair things. Unconsciously, you’re wasting time shopping for the same thing again. Instead, purchase only stuff you value, appreciate, and love that you don’t want to replace quickly. So make only necessary, worthy purchases.
Prepare & plan
The following guidelines will help you make a plan and purchase the right items without any impulsive purchases:
Integrate new items into your master plan
Is the item a replacement for a broken item, or does it fill a gap in your wardrobe? Great, get it. If not, where does it fit in with the rest of your wardrobe? Look at each item subjectively, consider its use in your wardrobe, how it fits with your color palette, and if it works for your body shape.
Don’t buy straight away.
Never purchase something right away. Wait a week and ask yourself: Do I still want this item?
Research on the required item, where you’ll get it, which is best, are there alternatives, etc. Shop around to find the item that best matches what you are looking for instead of opting for the first thing you see.
Beware of marketing tricks.
These are fantastic tools for wardrobe and style inspiration but can trigger the feeling of needing something new when you don’t.
Fast fashion has dropped the quality significantly. Price does not strictly equal quality. Not every affordable item is necessary of poor quality, and likewise, not every expensive item is of the highest quality.
Look for signs of quality first then the price tag. The stitches, fabrics and their qualities, and understand how a garment is constructed.
Buy less, buy better.
Don’t buy ten different t-shirts of poor quality, buy one you truly love. This way, you will ensure that it lasts as long as possible.