How To Build Your Wardrobe Basics

How To Build Your Wardrobe Basics On A Budget

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Building your wardrobe basics, also known as wardrobe essentials, can be done in 3 easy steps. Don't rush the process! If you're on a budget you can definitely build slowly.  Remember since these are your basics and essentials these should be timeless pieces.  That means you can invest and splurge on these items because they will carry you throughout the years. 

Scroll to the bottom of this post for 3 tips on how to build your wardrobe basics.

How To Build Your Wardrobe Basics On A Budget
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How To Build Your Wardrobe Basics On A Budget
How To Build Your Wardrobe Basics On A Budget
How To Build Your Wardrobe Basics On A Budget
How To Build Your Wardrobe Basics On A Budget

How To Build Your Wardrobe Basics

1.  Clean & purge your closet.

The first thing you want to do is see what you have, what you're actually wearing, and get rid of the clutter.  There’s no need in hanging on to clothes you haven’t worn in years. All that does is make you think you have more clothes than you really do. You can read my post How To Clean Your Closet In 8 Easy Steps for guidance on how to get your closet in order.

2.  Make a list of the basics you are missing.

Once your closet has been purged and organized make a list of the basics you are missing. Check out my post, Top 10 Basics That Every Woman Needs In Her Closet. I find it better to have a visual of the items you need to buy. I also find it very satisfying when I get to cross an item off the list! To take it a step further, you can also take a look at The Ultimate Wardrobe Checklist.

3.  Plan to add in a piece or 2 every month.

Depending on your budget you should buy an item or two every month to help build your wardrobe. Even if you have to buy an item every other month, the most important thing is to have your list and to stay focused until you have purchased all of the items on your list. I know it’s probably more exciting to go out and buy the latest trends, but trust me when I say your wardrobe will go a lot further when you have the basics.

Feeling overwhelmed? I do offer a Wardrobe Essentials package where I find the items needed to complete your wardrobe basics based on your budget, lifestyle, and style personality.  You will also walk away with shoppable links to your wardrobe basics and a look book showing you how to create outfits using your basic wardrobe essentials.  If you would like this personalized service tailored specifically for you email me at style@arteresalynn.com.

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