The key to great fashion style is having a functional closet. This means, knowing what you need before you go shopping, trying to avoid sales and giving yourself a day to think about a new item before buying it. In considering new purchases, a useful tool I utilise when shopping is a set of prompts that help me confirm if a purchase is going to help (or hinder) me to create the perfect wardrobe. Before you go shopping:
Make a list
Before you go shopping whether in person, online or on an app, have in mind a specific goal you hope to achieve at the end of your shop. Make a mental list of the items you would like to buy – such as any missing from your essentials – and be specific with the colour, fabric and fit. To help you, we’ve created a shopping list printable to help you focus your buying on your next shopping trip.
Keep it simple (and neutral)
Buying basics and essentials in a neutral palette (or colours that you wear a lot based on your personal style) such as black, navy, white or beige increases their versatility and decreases the cost per wear. Keeping it neutral also means you are more likely to be able to create a couple of different outfits with pieces from your existing wardrobe.