Let’s get started with:
Part 1: The “Starter Kit”
Chances are, you may have a few of the essentials to creating a mixable wardrobe already in your closet! Let’s start by going through your closet to see what you have. If you have these pieces, set them aside for your 10-piece “Starter Kit”:
If you don’t have these, put these on your shopping list. These are all key pieces essential to creating a mixable wardrobe. If you don’t have a few of these pieces, you can click on the items below to go directly to the retailers’ page.
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Things To Consider When
Creating Your Mixable Wardrobe:
1. Establish a Clothing Budget
How much do you have to spend on clothes and accessories each month? Establish a budget and plan your purchases around it. At the beginning of the month, write down which pieces you want to add to your wardrobe. Compare retailer prices with the ShopStyle App or go to ShopStyle.com. Save the most money by following my 8 Ways To Get At Least 53% Off Retail. Another way to shop for clothes is at thrift stores. Shop for pieces that look unworn. I shop at thrift stores a few times a year. In the past I’ve found a few pieces that are still new with the tags still attached! If you’re wanting to save the most money, thrift stores are an option.
2. Buy Clothes That Fit Well
Have you ever bought a shirt or a pair of jeans that just don’t fit right? If you don’t like the way it fits, that item may end up unworn sitting in your closet because you don’t feel good wearing it. When you are building a wardrobe, always remember to have clothes that fit well. If it is too tight, too loose, itches, doesn’t hold its shape or rides up, get rid of it. Follow my “Dressing Room Test”: When you are shopping, always try on clothes in the dressing room. While you have the piece on, go out of the dressing room to the big mirror and see how it looks on you. Does it fit well? How does the color look on you? Walk around in the dressing room area and see how it feels when you are walking. Does it feel good while you are walking? Is it not too tight or too loose? While you still have the piece on, sit down on the bench or chair in the dressing cubicle. How does it feel when you are sitting? If it passes all these dressing room tests, then buy it!
3. Buy Versatile Pieces
4. Discard Clothes Not Worn In a Year
5. Keep Clothes That You Love
6. Clothes Are An Investment
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How To Make Your Clothes Last For Years
If you want your clothes, especially your key pieces, to last for years, wash them in Cold Water. Avoid putting them in the dryer! The heat breaks down the fibers and causes shrinkage. Instead hang them up on hangers and allow them to air dry.