plan your wardrobe around your lifestyle

How to plan your wardrobe around your lifestyle

When we’re getting ready in the morning, we all want to be able to reach into our wardrobe and instantly find pieces of clothing that all go together.

However, for most of us our wardrobes can look like an exploding mess of mismatching clothes and garments that aren’t fit for our everyday lives.

If you want to make dressing yourself in the morning an easier task, you might be interested in planning your wardrobe around your lifestyle.

Keep on reading to find out how you can achieve this with your clothes and wardrobe.

Determine Your Way of Life

The first step to planning your wardrobe around your lifestyle is by determining you way of life and how this impacts the clothes you wear.

For example, do you work in an office where you have to wear formal clothes every day? Or do you work from home and like to stay active throughout the day so find yourself reaching for athleisure fits most often?

You may even be someone who loves to look elegant and glamorous at all times so needs a wardrobe that fits this video.

Once you think about how your clothes should fit with your way of life, you can start to plan wardrobe essentials around it.

Know your likes & dislikes

There’s no point spending your money on lots of new clothes that are on-trend but don’t match your own personal style.

Knowing your likes and dislikes is an important of planning a wardrobe full of items that you’ll want to wear every day.

Think about whether you like colourful outfits, loud designs, or whether you’re more of a jeans or skirt kind of person.

Identify your body type

Dressing for your body type is an important skill that you develop over time, but can completely change the way you dress.

Just because something looks good on one person, doesn’t always going to mean it will look the same on you, especially if you have two very different body types.

Once you learn how to properly dress for your body, you’ll find it easier to fill your wardrobe with garments that are both flattering and comfortable.

However, style is all about personal preference, so don’t limit yourself to certain clothes just because of your body type – experiment and get creative with the clothes you wear.

Consider Your  Budget

Unfortunately we don’t all have a neverending amount of money to spend on our clothes which mean you must plan wardrobe additions according to your budget.

Try and work out beforehand how much money you want to spend and then you can start to allocate your budget.

It’s also best to spend a bit more money on your wardrobe basics, like good quality jeans, t-shirts, shoes etc. as these are the items you will probably end up wearing most of the time.

Make a list 

The next step is to make a list of all the clothes you will need. Start by going through all of our existing clothes and identify any gaps in your wardrobe that you should fill.

Then make a list of all the items you need to buy, this will help you stick to your budget and prevent from buying clothes that you don’t actually need.

You could also start looking at different online clothing stores, or creating a mood board using images of Pinterest to decide on what pieces of clothing you want to add to your wardrobe.

It’s also important to think about the different seasons and different occasions. For example, the majority of your wardrobe should be made up of clothes that you’re going to be wearing on a daily basis, but you’ll also need things like occasion dresses for events or weddings.

Clean out & Create compartments in your closet

Planning your wardrobe isn’t just all about buying new clothes, but it’s equally as important to make sure that everything is organised so you can easily grab the items you need in the morning rather than searching through piles of unorganised items.

In your wardrobe, you might want to think about organising everything into the following compartments:

  • Tops
  • Trousers
  • Skirts/shorts
  • Dresses
  • Activewear
  • Jumpers
  • Cardigans and jackets

Shop thoughtfully

When it comes to shopping for your new items, don’t feel like you have to go to one shop and by everything you need.

It’s better to take the slow approach and take your time to select items that you really want and will make good use of.

Visit different shops, try on different pieces, and browse online until you find the perfect item that matches your style, budget, and body type.

Start shopping!

In this article, we’ve given you all the tips you need to start planning your wardrobe full of wearable and stylish items.

How are you planning to reorganise your wardrobe? Let us know what pieces of clothing you have on your list in the comments!

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