Everyone deserves a shot at a new beginning. And, your shot has arrived! It is time to revamp your wardrobe and upgrade your style!
When we say “revamp your wardrobe”, we don’t mean drastic changes, of course. As you already know, big things often come in small packages. And, similarly, there are a several small ways to revamp your wardrobe.
You can upgrade your style through easy tricks. Trust us, you will be spending less and more wisely while never going out of fashion. The trick to always be fashionable is to have a capsule wardrobe. A capsule wardrobe is versatile and will save you tons of money in the long run.
In today’s article, we have discussed simple ways to revamp your wardrobe. Keep reading!
What is a capsule wardrobe?
Want to revamp your wardrobe? Curate a capsule wardrobe. What is a capsule wardrobe, you ask? Here’s everything you need to know.
A capsule wardrobe is a streamlined collection of clothes that are carefully chosen in such a way that you can mix and match pieces to create stylish outfits fit for every event. That means, you can wear every piece of clothing in your wardrobe multiple times and with several different outfits.
Versatility is key when it comes to capsule wardrobes. You should pick classic styles, timeless items of clothing that are usually plain or neutral-toned. But, you can always improvise and try to include pieces that showcase your style. Besides, statement pieces that reflect your personality are always welcome.
There is no fixed amount of clothing that you need in a capsule wardrobe. However, you should have enough clothes that will have you covered for 7 days straight. For a beginner’s capsule wardrobe we would recommend 8 tops, 3 bottoms, 5 pairs of shoes, and a few accessories.
7 Ways to revamp your closet and make a capsule wardrobe
Follow these simple tips to revamp your wardrobe and turn it into a capsule wardrobe:
1. Purge your closet
The first step is to declutter the mess. When purging your closets, you should always get rid of clothes that are worn out or thrashed, clothes that have lost their color or have stains in them, clothes that have holes or are overstretched, and clothes that don’t fit you anymore.
Once you sort your clothes, you will be able to identify the good clothes that you can work with. And, also clothes that you lack in your wardrobe. Then, you can make yourself a list of things to buy and go shopping.
2. Go shopping
After your post-purge, it is time to go shopping. If you want to revamp your wardrobe, you will have to spend some amount of money. But, this is more of an investment than spending. With a capsule wardrobe, you can always restyle the pieces and wear them in a thousand different ways. This way you won’t be wasting money.
You should only shop for essential clothing items. These will be the core items in your closet, so make sure they are of good quality. We are talking about basic clothing items such as a white shirt, a dress shirt, a sports jacket, a well-fitted pair of jeans, white sneakers, corduroy trousers, etc.
As we said, the trick is to buy clothes that you can mix and match for several different events.
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- Invest in statement pieces
Want to revamp your wardrobe? Have a few statement pieces. By statement pieces, we mean a good sports jacket, a swanky watch, an Armani leather jacket, etc. Statement pieces should stand out and make you look dapper.
Typically, statement pieces can be worn in different styles. So, you won’t have to worry about not using them often.
4. Go for monochrome outfits
Everyone underestimates how important color and contrast are when it comes to fashion. Monochrome outfits are always in fashion, and not to mention, versatile. Monochrome outfits are those that are primarily based on one predominant color for both top and bottom. You need to make sure that you at least have 2 to 3 monochrome outfits in your closet.
Here are three examples of basic monochrome outfits
- Dark Blue: Dark Blue outfits give a youthful vibe and make you come off as approachable
- Dark Grey: Dark grey outfits are a must-have, especially for professional settings such as a meeting with your boss, or an office party
- Medium to Light Grey: Grey is a versatile color. Medium and light grey outfits are perfect for semi-formal occasions such as a wedding, or your best friend’s bachelorette
5. Find a signature piece
A signature piece is something that will add a touch of uniqueness to your outfits. Usually, accessories function as signature pieces in a wardrobe. You should find an accessory that you love wearing, and that provides a nice contrast to stuff you usually wear.
Some examples of signature accessory pieces are vests, a classic hat, a pair of boots, watches, knit ties or bow ties, decorative tie accessories such as tie pins, jewelry, pocket squares, etc.
6. Tailor your clothes
The key to fashion is fit. Your clothes should fit you like its made for you. Wearing clothes that fit you properly will solve 99% of your fashion struggles.
The easiest way to make sure your clothes fit you is by taking them to a tailor and getting them altered. Give your tailors your measurements and your clothes will fit you like a glove.
7. Learn to take care of your clothes
Looking for ways to revamp your wardrobe? The key thing is to look after your clothes. If you invest in quality clothing, you need to make sure that they stay “good-quality” for a few years. This is how you can make the most of your money and clothes.
Therefore, it is important to take care of your clothes. Make sure you wash out stains immediately, keep your shoes neat and polished, wash expensive clothes, iron them carefully, and take your suits to the dry cleaners once in a while.
These were 7 of our best tips to revamp your wardrobe. Remember that practice makes a man perfect. Start small and soon you will get the hang of it!