Friday, 1 November 2013

The Curated Closet

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Unfortunately, many wardrobes today are built upon the principle of impulse buying - garments we grab on the spur of the moment with rarely a thought given to what we actually need.  The result?  Closets crammed full of clothes we don’t particularly care for.

And whereas once upon a time, having a huge wardrobe was considered the height of luxury, today style is seen as bearing little, if any, relation to the number of garments we actually own.  So, it's time to take stock...

A small 'curated' closet, where high quality pieces and low cost essentials coexist beautifully, is now seen as the holy grail in terms of a great wardrobe.  And regardless of how much money you have to spend, you can still create the closet you need, and love...

Choose garments that will pair perfectly with items you already have hanging in your wardrobe, but which are still remarkable enough to stand on their own.

Make sure those special items you choose to splash out on hold a certain timeless quality about them, and that they'll maintain their relevance style-wise for more than one season. 

Opting for neutral colours and classic cuts will certainly help. Once you've a few key pieces, you can then mix and match them with other items to create a true 'working' wardrobe.

Take care when buying an item that you know will probably be a one season-wonder.  Know when to splurge and when to save. 

Invest in a good selection of key basics.  These will form the foundation of your wardrobe, so quality is essential. 

Reference: How to Build your Winter Wardrobe on any Budget - Nicoleta Parascan

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