Today I want to talk about wardrobe investments. Traditionally when we talk about wardrobe investments we're referring to the things that we think will fill a void in our closets and we plan on having around for a long time. These pieces are typically well-made, classic items that we may have even saved up for so they tend to hold special places in our closets and our sartorial memories.
Today, I want to take things one step further and discuss some easy and cheap wardrobe investments that don't require adding new things to your wardrobe. Instead, these tips are all things I use to take my wardrobe one step further and ensure I'm getting the most out of what I have and truly taking the time and energy to keep things feeling fresh. These investments come more in the form of time than money, and are instrumental in ensuring that I'm always working to cultivate my closet and enhance my style even when I'm not shopping.
These tips are all practical and easy to do, and help me take my personal style to the next level so that I'm not just adding things to my closet but rather growing and developing my personal style each season.
6 EASY WAYS YOU CAN INVEST IN YOUR WARDROBE & PERSONAL STYLE
Now, I want to share 6 easy ways I reinvest into my own wardrobe. These tips are all free (or inexpensive) and help me reinvest into my wardrobe without actually buying anything. Plus, they're things you can keep doing all year - anytime you feel like your wardrobe needs a refresh but you don't want to buy anything new.
RESTYLE YOUR FAVORITES
One of my favorite ways to rework my wardrobe is to restyle some of my favorite pieces. These easy tweaks can range from rolling my sleeves instead of cuffing them or belting my blazer instead of wearing it open and it's amazing what a difference they make. You can see a few of my favorite outfit upgrades here.
HAVE THINGS TAILORED & TWEAKED TO SUIT YOU
I can't stress the importance of tailoring enough and it's one of the easiest ways to reinvest in your wardrobe without needing to buy anything new. In fact, tailoring an item is one of the easiest ways to make it feel and look bespoke and it's one of the most important ways you can reinvest in your wardrobe. Plus, you can also swap buttons and other decorative bits to take things even further without breaking the bank.
TAKE THINGS BACK TO BASICS
If you don't already know your unique wardrobe basics I recommend taking the time to find them now. These basics are essential to a well-rounded wardrobe and having the pieces you'll actually wear is the key to a wardrobe that takes you the distance.
SWITCH UP YOUR PAIRINGS
Next is to switch up your favorite pairings. From wearing different colors together to rotating the combinations you love, switching up the things that feel familiar can breathe new life into them. I personally love doing this when I get the itch to shop and most of the time I'm able to revive my favorite outfits just by swapping the bottoms or tops with something a little more unexpected.
FIND YOUR POWER COLORS
If you haven't already taken the time to find the colors that make you feel fantastic, now is a great time to do so. This whole process can be a little time intensive but the results are so worth it. Not only are you left with knowing what you LOVE and makes you feel fantastic, but it also makes shopping that much easier because you know what colors to buy and what colors to avoid.
TAKE CARE OF YOUR CLOTHES
Last but not least, taking care of our clothes is almost more important than what we buy. In order to ensure you that you protect your wardrobe investments (no matter how big or small they are) it's so important to store things properly, mend things and launder them correctly. Take the time to familiarize yourself with the best practices for your clothes and especially at the start of a new season, make sure that you're devoting the necessary time to refresh things as needed.