Every piece in your wardrobe has double,triple if not quadruple ways to be styled. Sometimes people ask me how many clothes I’ve got or how big my wardrobe must be and I always try to explain that the idea is to learn how to wear an item in 10 different ways that people would think you have worn 10 new outfits when really you haven’t. Now, that’s how to max-out on everything you own. This saves you from having to splash all the time. Girl! if you wear everything in your wardrobe only once and then you are out looking for the next new thing, I’m sorry you know nothing about styling. This has nothing to do with how rich or not-so-rich you are. We have to try to aim to achieve maximum return on our fashion investments because being fashionable also means you have to be efficient in the use of your wardrobe or the fun is not worth it. So, let’s get those creative minds out of the box and kicking, shall we?
The first thing to know about repeat (recycled) fashion is to invest in styling ‘basics’. Things like the leather jacket,the white shirt, white tee, pencil skirts, stripeys, Floral prints, denims, blazers etc. These pieces can be worn a million times over without notice. I call them the ‘foundation’ to a functional wardrobe. Every other statement piece you add to your collection is there to facilitate the re-styling of these pieces. For instance, I have had the blazers in this post for over 2 years now but funny how I still have use for them. I predict they’ll be relevant to me for years and years to come provided I don’t grow out of them that is… talk about money well spent.
All i’m trying to say is, your wardrobe is twice as big as you think it is. Always remember, every piece you own has many stories to tell, help find and tell that story… plus you’d be helping the environment too. #happytogogreen! X