Know Your Style
It is extremely important to know what style you are comfortable in. Do you layer your clothes or wear a lot of jewellery. Are you a party person who likes getting dressed up and going out with perfect hair and make-up or do you prefer bold colors over the neutral ones. The later process depends on knowing what you like and what you don’t for your sake and not fashions.
Know Your Lifestyle
If you know what your lifestyle is like then it becomes easier to know what clothes you are going to use and need to buy. So if it is something I have to do then: most of the week I need formals for work both ethnic and western, then for the weekends I need casuals and party clothes which can include fancy places or regular hangouts. This means in need pants, shirts, kurtis, formal skirts and dresses, jeans, casual clothing and few fancy pieces. Heels are optional. I need to buy jewellery as well.
The Capsule Wardrobe
A capsule wardrobe is basically a setting where you put together outfits and then hang or stack them accordingly. So your formals can have one section, then your casuals, then your party wear and then your nightwear. So if you have a uniform like a combination of jeans, t-shirt and flats, it is easier to find this combination in this case. Even with footwear, you can section them the same way. With this can have more possible outfits than you think as you mix and match. You can do this with your jewellery a well. Combining statement pieces in one place, earrings in one or you can even do them as per the outfit you wear them with so that when you buy jewellery you have a fair idea of what you own and how they work.
When you plan all this out and go ahead to organizing your closet, give your wardrobe a much needed detox. Sort out your belongings in three categories of “New”, “In use”, “Give away or sell” and “Trash”. Now, don’t be afraid to do this, until you make space and let go of things, new things won’t enter in your life. Throw away all the things that are faded or stained beyond repair or which are torn, sell things that you have worn too many times or grown out of or don’t like anymore but are in good condition which includes everything from shoes, jewellery to clothes. You can sell them on Instagram or give away to your friends or in family or have a small sale in your house or yard.
Almost every piece that I have can be paired together in any combination. This is the part we all love. After all this is done, you new wardrobe is set, make a list of all the things you need. Do not buy things you don’t need or won’t wear, when you buy jewellery it is important to know your need and how much will you use it. Also stock for the next season as you realize what all you need in the coming time like maybe boots or a sweater or a blazer. If you wear formals a lot like I do, try to have as many combinations as possible so that you don’t repeat your outfit too quickly.