Once you’ve purged and evaluated your current wardrobe situation, it’s (almost) time for the fun part: rebuilding! (We’re guessing that’s the part you’re excited about, too!)
Before you go on a major shopping spree and fill up every empty space in your newly purged closet, you need to plan to be intentional; otherwise, all you’re going to accomplish is replacing a set of items that didn’t serve you with different but similarly pointless pieces. And none of us wants that to happen.
What Works for You: Size and Style
The same guiding principle that helped us purge and evaluate our wardrobes will help us plan for intentionally rebuilding them: “A woman doesn’t need a lot of garments to create a lot of great outfits, she just needs the right mix of garments.” Of course, the “right mix” includes pieces that are right for one person: you.
Four areas of individual needs and style are important to consider: body size and type, skin tone, lifestyle, and personal taste. Of course, body size is significant in selecting the right size clothing, but so is shape: just because an article of clothing technically fits does not mean that it’s flattering.
What Works for You: Color
Sometimes there’s a color you really love, but your skin tone keeps it from looking great on you; you can still wear it, as long as you don’t wear it near your face.
A key component here is knowing whether you look better in warm or cool colors. If you look best in ivory, rather than bright white, then you look better in warmer tones. If you get compliments when you wear bright white near your face, then you’re a cool-toned gal. If you want to understand a little more about the science of warm and cool skin tones, check out this post.
What Works for You: Personality and Lifestyle
Do you prefer attention-getting, trendy styles or more understated, classic pieces? Are you usually in formal or business settings, or do you work from home? Do you work a desk job, do you travel often, or are you typically on your feet all day? All these factors play into what your ideal wardrobe may be. It’s important here to be honest about your current needs and lifestyle, not a former or ideal one. Once you’ve evaluated this issue, take a look at your current wardrobe.
As you rebuild your wardrobe with intentionality, don’t look for pieces that are individually “cute,” but rather ones you absolutely love. Focus on quality, not quantity. Aim for versatile pieces that coordinate well with items you already own. And, perhaps most importantly, start your quest at The Penny Pincher Boutique in Westchester County, New York, and let us show you how we can help stretch your fashion dollar to the fullest, assembling a high-fashion wardrobe with pieces that will serve you well.
Penny Pincher Boutique
We’re Westchester’s upscale consignment store offering women’s designer clothing, handbags, jewelry, shoes, and so much more. Visit our boutique at 184 Harris Rd in Bedford Hills, NY or shop online at www.pennypincherboutique.com. We also offer a selection of our items for sale on eBay. Shipping is available across the U.S.
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