Spring is a great time to evaluate what you own. Clothing, in particular, is an easy item to accumulate. In an effort to only own what you truly love, it’s a good idea to do a seasonal closet refresh.
Decide what to keep or give away
The first step for creating an intentional wardrobe is evaluating what to keep or give away. Keep pieces that you would bring on a trip (these are usually your favorites!) and consider parting with mediocre pieces.
Intentional living does not necessarily mean extreme minimalism. It means evaluating what matters to you and then making decisions with purpose. When it comes to clothing, creating a capsule wardrobe – an edited set of favorite items you can mix and match – is a great way to start. This “less, but better” approach can help give you a sense of what you need and keep you mindful of what you don’t. Look for quality fabrics, complimentary colors, and styles that make you feel good.
To learn more about capsule wardrobes, this is a great resource.
Start with the basics
There isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach to creating an intentional wardrobe, but here are a few recommendations to get started. My style leans classic-modern, but these principles apply to any style.
As the foundation for everyday style, a great pair of jeans can make a big difference. These are my favorite jeans because the petite length (25-26″ inseam) is just right.
To dress up a simple outfit, I like to wear flats. Leather wears better over time and is typically more comfortable. Neutral colors and timeless silhouettes mix and match with most outfits.
For my on-the-go style, I use a crossbody. The “camera-bag” style is my favorite with just enough room for the essentials. It keeps my hands free for multi-tasking and limits what I can acquire. This style is another favorite.
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