I never really thought about this until one of my fellow bloggers wrote a post about it. Anuschka Rees mentioned that when she was younger, she only bought clothes for fun activities. (Just like me!) She somehow forgot about clothes for everyday life.
But she gave some great tips for figuring out what your wardrobe should consist of. Anuschka said that your clothes should reflect your personal style, as well as your lifestyle. Whether you have a small budget or no budget at all, you can get what you need for a great wardrobe. Make sure not to spend too much on clothing items that aren’t necessary. You should try adding the basics and key pieces that can be worn with multiple outfits.
First, you should write down the different activities you do in a three-week period and how often you do these activities. Then make sure to group activities into categories that require the same styles of clothes. Anuschka said, “I often go to university and shopping, but for both I wear casual everyday outfits.” Making a chart like the one below can help you visualize how often you’ll need to wear each style clothing.
You should consider the number of days you do the activities, not just the hours you’ll wear them.
Anuschka mentioned the number of clothes you should get for each category by saying:
Ideally, the amount of clothes in your closet should correspond roughly to the distribution of your categories, i.e. your lifestyle. To get a better idea of the quantities, you can also estimate how many times you need an outfit from each category within the time frame. I chose three weeks because I think I would like to not repeat the exact same outfit in three weeks (1month seemed too long and two weeks too short . Feel free to adjust the time frame if you want to.
Below is an example of the number of days per three weeks that someone might wear a specific style outfit.
Next time you check your closet, have your diagram and frequencies in mind. It will help you figure out what you need more or less of and what you should get next time you’re at the store. Good luck shopping, Lovelies!
Does your wardrobe reflect your style? How do you balance your wardrobe?