Probably many of you know the feeling when you stare at your wardrobe and don’t find anything to wear. You see pieces of clothes that you actually don’t need and have bought in the moment, and you miss out on those minimal and timeless pieces. I was the worst of that kind a while ago, I used to buy stuff that wouldn’t go every season or that would go out of style shortly. Luckilly I managed to change the way I looked at clothes and fashion and started to build my timeless wardrobe. I wouldn’t say that my wardrobe is completely done yet, and it never will, but I’ll show you the tips that I’ve learned to build a nice, timeless wardrobe on a low budget. (PS! These are my personal tips that has helped me building the closet I want, everyone should shop and wear exactly what they want! Peace and love ♥︎)
#1: “Don’t go to the store when you’re hungry”, meaning that you shouldn’t buy clothes just because (when you don’t even need it). That is a common mistake which leads to buying clothes you never wear, and leaves you with regret. If you really find a piece of clothing you spontaneously want to buy, come up with three outfits you would wear with the piece of clothing before you buy it. That really helps you to get a better vision of the clothing and how to use it. If you don’t come up with three outfits, you probably should think twice of purchasing it.
#2: Second hand. I have been buying clothes from flea markets and online second hand stores for a couple of years now, and I could never give up on that. As a 19-year-old, I haven’t had so much extra money to spend on new clothes, so second hand has been my saviour. If I want something different and not that timeless, I try to find it second hand so I don’t have to regret putting so much money on a seasonal thing. Second hand shops are also a gold mine for finding timeless pieces, and I could say that my best purchases has been bought second hand! And by shopping second hand you also decrease your ecological footprint! (TIP! Try to find coats, shorts, jeans and bags in 2hand stores!)
#3: Go trough your mom’s/grandmother’s/relative’s/whatever closet, and I bet you can find something timeless you could get or at least borrow. Me and my mom almost share our closets, we are the same size so we switch clothes quite often, haha!
#4: Invest on the basics. Before, I didn’t have a lot of basic clothes, like t-shirts, tops etc. and now when I do, I could never go back. You always need the staple pieces of clothings (such as neutral shirts, jeans, cardigans, you know) when you wan’t to build a timeless and easy outfit, and it leaves you with no panic in the morning trying to find the right outfit. Neutral basics are never going out of style, so those are things you could invest a bit more on.
#5: Save time in the morning: put out the most neutral pieces on a rack, on a visible place in the closet etc. That way you don’t have to dig in your closet just to find the white T-shirt or the black jeans. Put them on a visible spot so you can easily find them and build an outfit around them in the morning (without leaving your room or apartment as a mess).