The wardrobe; the myth and the legend.
Frequently on VA, we cover the basics, the top ten, the pieces we believe every woman needs. See our new Masterclass series for the new season basics.
In the last year, we’ve looked at the idea of a capsule wardrobe and questioned just how many clothes one person needs.
We’ve argued for the minimalists but what we haven’t covered is the whole concept of a wardrobe; what it means to you, to me, to us, and possibly defending the case for keeping it all?
Do we have one wardrobe or multiples?
Do we follow trends? If so, do we follow them regularly, or just a few? Do we have space for new pieces?
So many questions, but plenty of time.
Inside The Wardrobe, will focus on the idea of trends, which pieces take us through the seasons, how we clarify ‘personal style’ and reflecting on the philosophy behind our wardrobes and what they really mean to us.
Where To Start
Having a wardrobe detox is an important way to start a new year.
Getting a better idea of what we have will allow us to make more functional choices when it comes to dressing. This also means we will make more informed decisions aiding more meaningful investments when shopping too.
Get in there and get everything out; one by one look at each and every item to determine its spot and importance in our wardrobe.
Marie Kondo’s book “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” gives some great advice on how to organise our belongings and give an entirely new life to our beloved garments.
Organising the wardrobe seasonally is a great way to shorten the time we spend getting dressed.
Separating trends and staples will also inform us of what we already have, what works and what doesn’t and if these pieces could work for future trends.
Wardrobes are personal. For some of us, they may be full, brimming to the edge with pieces decades old. To others they may be edited, minimal, following the ‘capsule’ method to a T.
Uncovering the secrets and psychologies of our wardrobe will start some seriously interesting conversations on clothes; and clothes are a lot of fun, the more said the better.
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