How to build an intentional wardrobe
25 June 2019
Wrapping up Wardrobe Week, Bec & Tara are teaching you how to transition from your current wardrobe to an intentional one.
An intentional wardrobe isn't a capsule wardrobe, nor a minimalist wardrobe. It's YOUR version of the best wardrobe - one that has only what will fit easily in your closet, and has all of your favourite clothes.
Tune in and find out how to get there!
An intentional wardrobe is a wardrobe that is carefully curated and well thought-out so that every item is deliberately and carefully chosen to be included. It is a wardrobe that reflects a person’s personality and values and makes life easier.
BENEFITS OF AN INTENTIONAL WARDROBE
More environmentally sustainable
Less stress, less decision-making
WHAT ARE ITS CHARACTERISTICS?
It holds no more clothes than can comfortably (with room to breathe) fit in your wardrobe
It holds only items you love, that fit and make you feel comfortable (or sexy, or serious, or fun)
It has only the styles that suit you, only the sizes that fit you
It has only a few of the colours that suit you (not ALL of your colours,) and that complement each other
It has items that will last you a long time
It has items that have a low per-wear cost
It may have only ethically-produced clothing
It may have environmentally-friendly fabrics only
THE STEPS TO BUILDING IT
Define your style
Define your palette
Define your brand or values
Cull unwanted items (or flag for replacement)
Build a list of wanted items
Slowly acquire the wanted items
Build maintenance habits
LETTING GO TIPS
Setting boundaries helps in deciding what stays and what goes
Remember that items are not worth what you paid for them, only what they give to you
They can still go to a good home, and be useful and loved
Remember that if you cull something you later regret, you’ll still be okay!
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