BASICS: THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF YOUR WARDROBE

Updated: Aug 4, 2021

You don't need to buy more clothes to elevate your personal style, here's how!


A solid foundation is important for everything from building structures, education to relationships. But did you know that investing in well-fitting, quality staple pieces are important to building a foundation for your wardrobe?


Dressing well and even fashionably does not have to come with a high price tag. In fact, it's more about how pieces are put together and accessorizing with just the right amount of jewellery. I encourage my clients to invest in key staple pieces and build up on that to add variety to their outfits. Deciding which pieces to invest in can vary from person to person, as lifestyle, goals and needs are unique to each individual. Start with identifying what articles of clothing are worn most often and work from there. A solid shirt for example, can be worn several different ways. Whether it be buttoned up, layered with a t-shirt underneath, or layered beneath a sweater or cardigan. High quality staple pieces will work hard for us and won't need to be replaced as frequently as their counterparts.

“Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.” - Coco Chanel

For many people, staple wardrobe items include a crisp white button-down shirt, well-fitting solid t-shirt, dark wash denim, black dress pants, solid shift dress, work blazer, dress shoes/classic pumps, knit sweater, jean jacket and sunglasses. When shopping for staple pieces, remember to consider textures as well as they add some dimension and interest to your look. Once you have built a good foundation of basics that flatter your body and personal style, pops of colour and interesting accessories help elevate those basics and add your own personality.





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