Building a Wardrobe

There is no time like the present to consider building your wardrobe. It is actually much easier than you might think to build your wardrobe. There are several considerations to keep in mind. You can have a variety of clothing for different occasions. The good news it won’t cost you a fortune. Your wardrobe is an expression of your personality. What you wear gives a lasting first impression. Let’s get started on building your wardrobe.

Building a Wardrobe with Pants

One article of clothing that both men and women need in their wardrobe is pants. You should considers two pairs of casual pants, one pair of dress pants and one pair of leisure wear pants. These will cover different occasions to wear pants nicely.

Pant colors are important for your building your wardrobe. Solid colors that are neutral are easiest to match with other clothing and accessories. A neutral tan or light brown is great for dress pants. You can wear these year round. A darker color and neutral color are wonderful casual pants. Leisure pants will be worn around your home and often black works the best.


Ladies, skirts can be a little tricky. Ideally, you should have two dress skirts and one casual skirt in your closet to wear for different occasions. Follow the rules for pants for colors.

Lengths can change throughout the season. Select cuts that will easily hem or have the hem let down. It’s better to err slightly on the longer side than to have the skirts too short.

Shirts and Tops to Build a Wardrobe

Shirts and tops can really make an outfit. When you build your wardrobe, consider the occasions you wear the clothing. You want nicer shirts and tops to match your dress skirts or pants. You should be able to use the same top for skirts and pants to save money when building your wardrobe. For casual wear, pick out tops that match the skirts and pants. The key is to select tops that you can wear with multiple bottoms.

Building a Wardrobe with Shoes

Don’t let shoes kill your outfit. You can tell a great deal about a person by the shoes that they wear. Ideally, have two pairs of dress shoes, one pair of casual shoes and one pair of functional shoes. For ladies, one pair of dress shoes should be flats and the other heels.

Buy shoes for your new wardrobe that are neutral color. This will enable you to wear them with all of your outfits.


Accessories are a terrific way to personalize and even dress up an outfit. Belts, jewelry, handbags, scarves, head wear and so forth can drastically change an outfit. Experiment with different accessories to help personalize the clothing you use to build your wardrobe.


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