Building the perfect Wardrobe

At the beginning of this year, I made a style resolution (click here) in order to get myself more disciplined about buying new clothes. Now it has been more than 6 months, time to review. ;-)


Picture Credit: thecoveteur.com

Well, writing down a resolution really helps. I’ve definitely become more selective and less impulsive about my purchases. So far none of them is an impulsive buy and all of them can be easily integrated into my existing wardrobe.

I guess there are no universal rules about how to build a perfect wardrobe as everyone’s tastes and needs are different. What works for me is the idea of wardrobe favorites. i.e. when I am about to buy something, I always ask myself whether I’ll love and cherish it forever. In this way, I said good bye to a red crochet sweater which is too trendy, I put down a skirt I probably won’t like next year and I returned a LBD which is not perfect but on sale…

If you are into fashion and like the fun of seasonal change, this is not gonna work. However, if you are more interested in developing your personal style and you prefer quality over quantity, give it a try. Think about a wardrobe full of treasures that give you pleasure season after season, how cool is that? lol~~



13 Comments

  1. miss sophie
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 3:54 pm | Permalink

    hear, hear. this is the way to go for me. it has saved me so much time and money! :)

  2. Gaelle
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 8:50 pm | Permalink

    It’s how I try to get it for 3 or 4 years now. I think that this Zara hip is a shame. Don’t get me wrong, I loved Zara when I was younger and Mango as well. It changed over time, and now they both tend to have cheap clothes that don’t last over time as you wash them out. if it’s not the color, it’s the shape or the apperance of the fabric which will tear. They are poor quality for money so that I never cross a Zara’s door anymore. Well … it’s rare. Or I do it for trendy pieces that I feel will last a couple of season. So I don’t mind they use and tear.
    I guess as well that I started to purchase quality over quantity when my salary goes up. And when I started to have clothes enough to change everyday. I hate to dress up the same way twice in a row. Does that make sense?

  3. Posted July 28, 2011 at 10:12 am | Permalink

    miss sophie, you are my hero and inspiration. Your post about “done with shopping” still amazes me. ;-)

    Gaelle, I have a mixed feeling about Zara. I love their lookbook and I enjoy seeing people who pull off their clothing beautifully. But for me, I’d rather have 1 piece from Balenciaga instead of buying 10 items from Zara. Besides, it is always a chaos in Zara stores which I am not that fond of.

    I don’t have the desire of owning many many clothes but I appreciate things that are well made and last forever. So quality over quantity is definitely the way to go for me. :-)

  4. 逍遥迷糊兔
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 7:34 pm | Permalink

    这也太靠谱儿廖~~~8靠谱兔在逐字逐句滴学习ing~~~

    话说木图木真像,神马时候拍拍嫩滴衣橱吧,给俺这后进生一点儿进步滴机会嘛,咔咔!!

    妮儿粥摸鱼块哇~~~

  5. miss sophie
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 10:03 pm | Permalink

    well, your style is just as inspiring to me! :) looking forward to how you edit your ideal wardrobe!

  6. Fay
    Posted July 30, 2011 at 5:27 pm | Permalink

    love the idea of quality over quantity. May I also read miss sophie’s post?

  7. miss sophie: http://lesantimodernes.blogspot.com/
    Posted July 30, 2011 at 8:58 pm | Permalink

    hi Fay – i can’t seem to get a link working with my comment so here is a link to my blog and a few posts about this:

    http://lesantimodernes.blogspot.com/2011/03/my-classic-10.html

    http://lesantimodernes.blogspot.com/2011/07/foundations-mission-mostly-accomplished.html

    http://lesantimodernes.blogspot.com/2011/07/shopping-2-0.html

  8. Posted July 31, 2011 at 11:07 am | Permalink

    逍遥迷糊兔,俺这不是白纸黑字记下来好监督自己嘛。等修炼成功那天再来得瑟衣橱吧。^_*

  9. Posted July 31, 2011 at 11:11 am | Permalink

    miss sophie, you are too kind. Thank you (and also for the links.)

    Fay, enjoy reading~~~ :-)

  10. Fay
    Posted July 31, 2011 at 5:51 pm | Permalink

    hi miss sophie, your posts are indeed informative and helpful for one who’s trying to get organized and disciplined with their wardrobe, like ME, lol! i esp like the “shopping 2.0″ of how you break down the various types of shopping and group them into your own five categories. now it’s my time to rethink my wardrobe and shopping style ; )

    Q: 期待嫩得瑟衣橱!

  11. Fay
    Posted July 31, 2011 at 5:59 pm | Permalink

    thanks Q and miss sophie for your wonderful posts!

  12. Posted August 1, 2011 at 9:53 am | Permalink

    Fay,希望能有大功告成那天哈,到时候俺要象苏菲小姐那样自豪地说:I am done! 可任重而道远啊~~~~ ^_*

  13. Jacey
    Posted April 23, 2016 at 2:50 pm | Permalink

    Articles like these put the consumer in the driver seat-very imtoatrnp.

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