How to Build a Simple and Versatile Wardrobe
Do you ever find yourself standing at a full closet feeling as though you have nothing to wear? Have you ever found an incredible top on sale at your favorite store only to get home and realize you have nothing to match it with? Here are a few tips to create a very fashionable wardrobe that is also simple and versatile.
Start with the basics. This is the category of clothing where you may want to splurge and spend a little more on.
Basics that are necessary for a simple wardrobe are:
- Dark Wash Jeans – A great pair of dark wash jeans are a must. You may want to opt for straight leg or skinny jeans so that you can pair them with flats, heels, and tall boots. Flare leg or bootcut jeans don’t always look as put together tucked into a pair of boots or with heels.
- Distressed Light Wash Jeans – Having a nice pair of distressed light wash jeans will help add versatility to your wardrobe. Having the difference of dark and light wash and having a cleaner style versus a distressed style make the jeans a noticeably different pair of pants and in turn a noticeably different outfit when paired with the same top.
- Blazer – A nice blazer will nearly double your wardrobe. Pairing an outfit with a blazer and stylish flats will look like a different outfit than the same outfit with sandals and without the blazer.
- Shoes – Make sure to have a few pair of neutral shoes that can easily be paired with nearly all of your outfits. Choose a variety of seasonal shoes such as sandals, flats, heels, and boots. Changing up shoes and accessories can make the same top and bottoms look like a different outfit.
These are items that you may want to get a higher end more quality piece of clothing. They can be worn season to season and will never really be out of style. Spending more now will save you in the long run since they will last for quite some time.
Colors and Patterns
Get a little creative with colors and patterns! Grab a couple pairs of colored bottoms to create more versatile looks. Don’t be afraid to mix patterns. For example, florals and stripes look incredible together! Pair a striped tee with jeans and a floral sweater for a really stylish and quirky look.
Having a few tops and bottoms that are more colorful and have bolder patterns will add pizazz to your wardrobe and will prevent you from feeling as though you don’t have anything to wear because your closet is drab and boring.
Accessories are essential for a versatile wardrobe! They are less expensive that clothing items, they take up much less space in your closet and dresser, and switching an accessory or two, you can make the same outfit look completely different!
For example, you can take a basic white blouse and jeans, pair it with a scarf and flats for one look and then with a necklace and heels for another. Accessories are the true key to a great versatile wardrobe.
These are a few ways to create a simple wardrobe that is also very stylish and versatile. What are some ways that you make your wardrobe work better for you?