If you are reading this, you can rest assured, I probably love ya. Like seriously, it probably means that you come into Boots & Heels or are one of our web friends. Which means you support small businesses and even my little family. So I can't help but love ya. I personally pick and choose each and every item that comes into our boutique. So generally it is always something, I can see either myself or someone I know wearing. Picking these things mean I look at A LOT of clothing and shoes. A LOT. So I end up knowing few tips that I didn't know before I had the best job in the world. Here are 5 of my personal tips to building a wardrobe that you love.
1. A wardrobe is not something you create in a days shopping trip. A wardrobe should be something built or cultivated. Your wardrobe is a reflection of you and your personal style. Your personal style does not change with the seasons even though the trends in retail stores do. Go shopping more often! This allows you the ability to buy things you really love rather than the "I HAVE to have a dress to wear today." That you don't really like.
2. Go into any retail store with the goal to remain true to yourself, but don't be afraid to try things on or experiment a little bit. Garments can look completely different on the hanger then they do on a body. That top you passed up could have been the best fitting thing you had ever pulled off a rack. Plus, clothes look different on every "body".
3. Fit is the most important thing to having a great wardrobe. If it doesn't fit you, throw it away, have it tailored or don't buy it in the first place. Having your clothes be to tight or to small can instantly add visual pounds. But it can also go the other way, if you are super petite wearing clothing that you are drowning in can actually make you look smaller. Either way,it isn't you looking your best.
4. Buy clothing that can help you transition your wardrobe into different seasons. One dress can be worn in all 4 of our seasons if you play your cards right. Spring: Dress + Light Cardigan + Peep Toe Pump; Summer: Dress + Strappy Sandals; Fall/Winter: Dress + Cardigan + Tights +Boots.
5. Buy accessories. A lot of women talk to me about "their husband will kill them if they buy another purse or scarf." Just nicely explain how accessories will save him money. The more accessories you have to dress up the clothing in your closet, the more varied your outfits can look with fewer items in your closet.
Thank you for reading this blog post, I hope it helped give you a couple of ideas on how to build a wardrobe that you love. Just remember it is called "building" for a reason and building anything worth having takes some time. If you have comment or wardrobe building tip or even if you just really liked this blog post, feel free to tell us in the comments. :)