As exciting as it may be to buy new clothes, shoes and accessories to fill up your wardrobe with, spending excessive amounts of money every few months to keep up with fashion trends can be exhausting. We all love shopping, but only when it’s done at our own leisurely pace and at a time when we really want things; not need them. Going in to a shop or visiting a retail website with an agenda almost always takes away half the fun. So how do you make sure that shopping always remains fun and doesn’t begin to feel like a chore? By building yourself a wardrobe that is timeless. If you have pieces in your wardrobe that will never go out of style and are evergreen, you’ll never really have to worry about buying things only because you feel like you have nothing trendy to wear. Remember, buying fewer pieces of higher quality and usability is always better than buying things in bulk that you will want to throw out a few months later.
If you’re looking to build a timeless wardrobe, here are a few tips to follow.
1. Stick to simple shapes
Elevating your style with garments that have a simple shape and silhouette is much easier than trying to do the same with complicated or quirky shaped outfits. While those pieces might serve their own purpose, you will end up using them a lot less often than you will a classic shaped clothing item. Classic lines and well made pieces enable you to use a garment for much longer.
Think a shift dress versus an asymmetrical one. A classic, structured blazer versus a long or flowing one. While these quirky pieces will be worn by you while still trendy, once they seem to be out of fashion, they’ll only be rotting in your cupboard. When it comes to clothes – the simpler the shape, the more you’re likely to use it.
2. Opt for high-quality fabric
Clothing items made in low quality and unsustainable fabrics will always cost cheaper – but it’s always best to try and stay away, even when an outfit may seem cute. The key to really building a stylish and timeless wardrobe is investing in pieces made with high quality fabrics. These pieces will always be more reliable and dependable, and most importantly, they will last. Try opting for garments made with sustainable fabrics such as linen, organic cotton, or anything made with recycled materials. This way, not only are you making an investment in pieces that will last and remain fashionable, but you’ll also feel good about the items in your closet.
3. Buy some solid, neutral pieces
While prints are fun to buy and wear, the base of your wardrobe should be a few pieces that are in solid, neutral colours. That essentially means colours that will work well together as well as with everything else that you own. For example, a crisp white shirt, a structured pair of black pants, a navy blue turtleneck, a grey cardigan, a pair of nude heels, etc. Colours and pieces such as these will go with everything and will also be the things that you end up using the most. Once you have a wardrobe supported by these neutrals, adding different prints and pops of colour will become effortless.