If you’re looking to build your ultimate staple wardrobe, you’re not alone. That’s why we’re here with our tips to help you build your ultimate staple wardrobe! It can be difficult to know where to start, but the best place to do it is go through your current wardrobe and you’ll likely find so many pieces that are an important part of a staple wardrobe, like a simple white shirt, jeans that make you feel great and little black dresses. Go through your wardrobe, keep the pieces that fit really nice and make you feel amazing, then donate or sell the rest. You’ll likely already have a great starting point, then as you build your staple wardrobe over the coming months and years, follow these steps!
Use The 30 Wears Rule
From now on, when you go to buy something, you need to use the 30 wears rule. When you pick something up, ask yourself whether or not you’re going to wear it 30 times or not. If the answer is no, then it’s likely not right for your staple wardrobe (with some exceptions like glam pieces that we’re going to get onto). A staple wardrobe is all about having diverse pieces you can mix and match with lots of things, to wear for lots of different occasions, so you want to make sure you’re going to get your wear out of it! This is a piece that should stay in your wardrobe for years to come, not just to wear once or serve a purpose for a few months, so asking yourself if you’ll wear it 30 times is a great indication of whether it belongs in your staple wardrobe.
Buy Better Quality, Less Often
When building your staple wardrobe, you might have come across inspiration and compiled a list of things you want. We know it can be tempting to buy everything at once, however this will likely mean you are going to compromise on the quality of it. So, the best thing is to put your list of ‘wants’ in priority order, then depending on your budget, buy a new piece once a month, once a week or once every few months. You don’t have to spend loads on it or buy a designer, just make sure the quality is nice so you know it’s going to last a while. A good tip to save money and still get that good quality is to look at second hand items, which are often in fantastic condition but help you to get great quality for less!
Have A Few Glam Pieces
Last but not least, we all need a few glam pieces in our wardrobe. Whilst the majority of your staple wardrobe will be tailored at more simple pieces you can mix and match, you’ve got to have a few fun and glam pieces to pull out on special occasions! This can still fit into your staple wardrobe, for example you could choose a sparkly top that would go with skirts, jeans or trousers, or maybe going out dresses that you can dress up or down for different types of night out.