More and more people are focused on building their dream staple wardrobe, and it’s not hard to see why! A staple wardrobe is all about finding timeless pieces that can be mixed and matched with so many others in your wardrobe, so you have endless combinations of great clothes. The idea is also that you buy clothes less often, but are able to spend more money on them, so they last much longer and are better for the environment. So, if you’re not sure where to start when it comes to building your dream staple wardrobe, we’re here to help!
Use The 30 Wears Rule
The first thing you should do when it comes to building your dream staple wardrobe is to use the 30 wears rule. Before you buy any item for your staple wardrobe, ask yourself if you will wear it at least 30 times. If the answer is no, then you shouldn’t buy it! An example would be if you try on a few wedding guest dresses and decide that you know they are more of a trend and that you won’t wear them again. Whereas, if you choose more classic wedding guest dresses like a simple blue dress, then you can dress it up or down for so many other occasions for years to come, so you know you are likely to wear it at least 30 times. This part is all about just putting some thought into your choices.
Go For Neutral Staple Pieces
Whilst you are going to want some statement pieces in your staple wardrobe, the core of your staple wardrobe should be staple pieces that you can mix and match. So, try to avoid choosing too many really bold patterns or bright colours, and instead go for monochrome or more neutral shades that you know can be mixed with lots of different pieces. Start with a pair of blue jeans and one pair of black jeans, then choose some basic t-shirts, jumpers, blouses, a couple of skirts and some dressier trousers. Your options will be endless for different outfits with these neutral staple pieces!
Buy Better Quality Pieces
Last but not least, you should be focusing on buying better quality pieces when building your staple wardrobe. Not only will this save you money, but it will also mean that all of your clothes will last longer, so you will need to buy less often. This money can then be reinvested back into your wardrobe! You will feel amazing because your clothes will likely look nicer and fit better and you will be helping the environment when you focus on quality over quantity. Just make sure that you use the 30 wear rule mentioned above to ensure that the additional money you are spending on better quality will be going to good use! You will notice your confidence skyrockets when you are able to afford better quality clothing and pieces that you truly love and can wear for years.