Building A Wardrobe: Year-Round Essentials
Building a wardrobe is no easy fete. It’s often confusing, complicating, frustrating, nerve-racking and overwhelming. The million questions running through your mind - what do I need? Where should I start? If I buy this then how do I wear it? How do I know what to buy for each season?
And the list goes on.
You find yourself spending countless hours on the internet trying to find a solution or attempting to build your wardrobe on your own, and you can never seem to figure out the easiest approach and an approach that’ll be more fun.
As nerve-racking as it may seem, creating a wardrobe filled with clothes that you love and will allow you to look and feel good should be a fun process and experience for you.
And if that’s not the case, let me turn that around for you.
In addition to the blog posts on this site, I have created a variety of different wardrobe building eBooks that’ll help you along the way.
Step-by-step you’ll learn what to add, what styles make the most sense for your lifestyle, where to shop, how to put together different casual and dressy outfits around your clothes to what to add each season.
The below will breakdown the different wardrobe building eBooks that feature year-round essentials that you can count on for years and seasons to come. These eBooks show you how to transition your wardrobe through the year, what pieces and styles to focus on for each season without investing in a new wardrobe and how to style your clothes differently throughout the year.
eBook #1: The Basics: Year-Round Essentials
Building A Wardrobe: The Basics eBook is the best place to start when building your wardrobe, looking to rebuild or you struggle with the wardrobe you have. This eBook will lay out the wardrobe essentials that you can wear not only in every season, but you can wear them with anything. All the items in this eBook can be transitioned throughout every season. These are your timeless core pieces that never need to be packed away. With a breakdown of the different styles to add, you’ll be able to easily pinpoint which styles work best for you.
These pieces are wardrobe must-haves. They’ll help you save a lot of money and are required if you want to be able to wear the same clothes differently.
Not only will you learn the pieces that make getting dressed easier, but you’ll also have 165 casual and dressy outfits teaching you how to dress up and dress down your clothes.
Here is a glimpse of Building A Wardrobe: The Basics eBook:
I like to think of your wardrobe basics as your fashion lifesavers. Anytime you find yourself struggling to put together an outfit, how to transition your clothes to how to wear your favorite go-to pieces differently, that’s what your wardrobe basics are for! Because you can wear them anything - any color, style or print - getting dressed is a lot more fun and much easier for you.
eBook #2: Seasonal Wardrobe Staples
Once you have your wardrobe essentials, you can then start to fill in the gaps with the seasonal wardrobe essentials.
How do your seasonal essentials differ from the basics year-round essentials?
Yes, you can wear your wardrobe essentials in every season. The seasonal eBooks help you with adding more variety to your year-round essentials. They’ll help you focus on the different style essentials for each season. For example, shorts are not included in Building A Wardrobe: The Basics eBook, because you wouldn’t wear shorts in freezing temps or snow, right?
So, your seasonal eBooks help you to add those seasons essentials. And because they are your essentials, you can combine with your wardrobe year-round essentials each season to put together outfits.
Once you add in your seasonal essentials, you don’t need to do it a second time. The only time you’ll need to update your wardrobe is if you want to, you want to add a different style, or you want to replace something.
The below will breakdown each seasons eBook that covers starting with the essentials:
Spring Wardrobe Essentials eBook
This eBook teaches you how to maximize your wardrobe. You’ll learn how to combine your winter and spring pieces to create a season of spring outfits. Because we do invest a lot in building a wardrobe, this eBooks approach is a bit different. Instead of buying new pieces for the season, you’ll learn how to create different outfits around clothes you already have. Spring can be a tricky season with the back and forth weather, so this eBook will show you to make the best with what you have.
Here is a glimpse of the different essentials and outfits included in Spring Wardrobe Essentials:
Summer Essentials eBook
As we near the end of spring and head into hot and humid weather, now you’ll want to update your wardrobe with the essentials that’ll fashionably get you through the summer heat.
This eBook will start with a Q&A to help you pinpoint what styles to add to your wardrobe, what your wardrobe is lacking and how to fill the gaps. This Q&A will give you direction on what and how to shop. The breakdown of summer essentials will include different styles to help you pick clothes that you feel most comfortable wearing.
Here is a glimpse of the different essentials and outfits included in Summer Wardrobe Essentials:
*Fall and winter essentials eBooks will be available to purchase later in the year.
What’s the difference between these seasonal wardrobe essentials and your seasonal wardrobe capsule eBooks?
The wardrobe essentials eBooks cover the basics only. No trends, additional colors or prints. Just the basic pieces only. The capsule eBooks include that.
eBook #3: Workwear Essentials
I often hear women saying they need a wardrobe for work and one filled with pieces you can wear outside of work. And I am strongly against this approach. Not only is it a waste of time and money, but it’s also not necessary.
Because your wardrobe essentials year-round pieces are a mix of casual and dressy items, why can’t they also work while you’re at work?
If you can be stylish outside of work, then you should be stylish at work as well.
Workwear Essentials eBook will how you to transition some of your essentials and style them so they feel work-appropriate and different essentials that’ll give your work outfits some flair because your work clothes should not be boring!
The 100+ outfits will show you to mix and match your clothes and how to put together outfits that are on-trend and not too trendy, work-appropriate, but stylish and more exciting.
Here is a glimpse of the different essentials and outfits included in Workwear Essentials eBook:
*Athleisure essentials eBook will be available to purchase later in the year.
Building a wardrobe is a process and an investment. But these eBooks guide you step-by-step and teach you how to maximize your options along the way. Yes, the goal is to look and feel amazing, but breaking the bank is not required.
Following these steps will make this process more enjoyable and practical.
Filling your wardrobe with the essentials will keep you outfit-ready for anything. Having a closet filled with dressy and casual items, you’ll always have something “new” to wear.
And once you’re done adding in your essentials, you can then start to add in different colors and prints; which I cover in my seasonal capsule wardrobe eBooks.
While this is a process, it should be a fun one. After all, it’s all to make you feel good in what you’re wearing. So if that excites you, then you should also be excited about the pursuit of making that happen!