What are the Basic Principles of a Perfect Wardrobe?

What are the Basic Principles of a Perfect Wardrobe?

Hi Everyone,

What are the basic principles of a perfect wardrobe? For this we have to start by defining a perfect wardrobe versus an imperfect wardrobe.

The simplest definition of all is:

Imperfect wardrobe – is stuffed with clothing but you always have the feeling that you have nothing to wear. You find faults with most pieces in your wardrobe.

Perfect wardrobe – is made up of good quality pieces you love. Each time you see a piece you can imagine a new outfit. Most pieces you own go together easily. They fit well and look good on you.

A great way to start is by setting yourself wardrobe habits. For example making it a rule that you buy two new good quality timeless/classic basics each season. They should be pieces you love and can combine easily with what you already have.

At the same time they should be different from what is already in your wardrobe or a replacement of a piece that no longer looks fresh. In the case of the latter be sure to throw the old piece out. We all know how tempting it is to keep the old piece “just in case”. However, this is the best way to unnecessarily clutter your wardrobe.

Keep reading for more about “What are the Basic Principles of a Perfect Wardrobe?”

 

What are the Basic Principles of a Perfect Wardrobe?

What are the Basic Principles of a Perfect Wardrobe?

Rather than continuing to lecture about the perfect versus imperfect wardrobe I’m going to talk about the 2 new basics I have added to my wardrobe this Fall/Winter. The pink blouse and black trousers in picture above. Showing a few styling examples. Needless to say I have many more combinations in mind.

  1. With hat and scarf

What are the Basic Principles of a Perfect Wardrobe?

Perfect for those warm Fall days…

What are the Basic Principles of a Perfect Wardrobe?

The pants and top I’m wearing in today’s post are from Vestiaire Personnel. An online made to order shop with an unparalleled collection of pants and fabrics to customise.

 

2. With Chanel like jacket

What are the Basic Principles of a Perfect Wardrobe?

Here I am wearing the same cream mules as in the outfit with the scarf. Choosing to harmonise with the light colour of the jacket.

 

3. Worn with black blazer and pumps

What are the Basic Principles of a Perfect Wardrobe?

Let’s face it almost everyone needs a black suit at some stage or other so having one that can easily put together using your favourite basics is a real bonus.

What are the Basic Principles of a Perfect Wardrobe?

 

There are many more ways I will be wearing my pants and blouse through Winter – with a long chunky knit and boots being just one example.

All photos in this article were taken at Il Sereno along Lake Como. You might like to read the full write up of our stay there  – click here.

 


If you are on the look out for good quality basics designed and fit especially for you I can really recommend trying out Vestiaire Personnel online made to order service.

Currently only available to people living in Switzerland or France.

You choose, we sew!
Made in France.

This is the motto of Vestiaire Personnel. The idea behind the brand is that every woman can:

Customise her trousers and her tops

just like she likes them!


 

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