Style Update 101

If you haven’t Marie Kondo’d your wardrobe yet, you are possibly missing out! Let go of all those clothes that no longer spark joy because with the shift of seasons there is no better time to give your wardrobe a refresh. 

1. Get perspective 

To begin the Kondo method on your wardrobe, sort your clothes into a pile of “basics” and “statements”. Your basics are the centre of your wardrobe and you should be able to match your statement pieces with multiple basics and mix and match to your hearts content. 

2. Fill the gaps 

If you find you have more statement pieces than basics, you’ll need to take a look and figure out where your gaps are or if anything needs upgrading. Focus on figuring out what kind of basics would help you rock those statement pieces more. Pinterest is a great spot to get some style inspo!

3. Make a plan

Once you’ve identified your gaps/upgrades. Take a minute to get prepared before you hit the shops. There’s nothing worse than getting buyers regret when you kind of know what you’re looking for and then buy something that’s only half-inspiring for the sake of it. Using your style inspo, make a list to help you cover off all bases: pants/jeans, shoes, fitted jackets, simple tops and blouses and delicate statement jewellery. This will help give you a base to start with! 

4. Go shopping! 

Now that you have a plan of attack and won’t be looking aimlessly around the shops here’s some key things to remember:

  • you can always count on black 
  • stick to a few colours in your palette so everything can seamlessly blend together and make your life easier
  • size is just a number 
  • find a good tailor; a few stitches here and there can make a world of difference to the appearance of your clothes 
  • it is all in the details; don’t underestimate the power of accessories. 

So now that it’s all said and done, you might be feel like your bank account is lighter, but investing in those pieces missing will help you in the long run and keep you looking super stylish! 

Written by Alannah Andreini

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