I’ve been thinking a lot about what goes into building a wardrobe. Is it pieces that can last? Pieces that fit together? Ones that can be worn in so many different ways? What does wardrobe building look like?
As you may know, I take a lot of pride in my closet (see, well everything, but especially here when I chatted a little bit about how I shop). There are pieces I love, pieces I can wear with anything, and pieces I’ve had for years. Sometimes, I can go through my closet and still be surprised. My wardrobe can represent so many parts of my personality, and yet there are times when it seems like such a fluid thing to me.
I think a wardrobe is a lot of things. There should be pieces that are classic, fit together, and can be made into any thing you need, and pieces you can build with. You need stand out pieces, there should be things that make you smile, and feel special. How do you fit them together? How do you know what to shop for?
It’s bigger than this post. And sometimes, it’s just instinct. Take this romper. I’ve had it for years. It’s taken me to the opera with wrap sandals. Been worn with flats to a swanky spring party. Shooting this, I had an urge to wear it with my most favorite lion belt and gold heels (Guess I need to find an event!). This romper isn’t something I can pair with many other pieces (other than belts/shoes/bags), and while there are times when I worry about wearing shorts (I have to talk to my therapist about something!), it feels special and a seamless part of my wardrobe all at the same time.
What are your thoughts on wardrobe building? Do you shop for classics? Blend? Have standouts? Not just this piece, but I am thinking about our wardrobes and would love your input!
This romper is Sass and Bide, an Austrailian brand. It’s a few years old, but I was able to find you similar pieces to build with!
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