The Forever Chic Wardrobe Update will follow suit with the 2017 mission Be The Best Version of You and The Wardrobe Room Refresh focusing on building and maintaining a capsule closet. The process of filling your world with fewer better things adds meaning and simplifies life and will ultimately save money, increase self-confidence, and deepen your over-all happiness.
To get started with building a capsule wardrobe I broke down the task into three steps; cleanse personal style and clothing guidelines. To begin the cleanse I recommend establishing four piles labeled keep, store, toss, and donate. The next phase of step one is to physically go through each item to evaluate its significance based on longevity, quality, and fit in addition to how much you wear and enjoy the garment. At this point, I suggest soliciting assistance from a professional stylist or person who understands your fashion sense and will offer an unbiased opinion to make smart decisions.
The last stage is to set the clothing guidelines including how many and what type of pieces to include in the wardrobe. Keep in mind, you should create a capsule for four individual seasons excluding shoes, accessories, jewelry, and outerwear who should have their own set of ground rules. I posted a similar narrative in 2015 highlighting the Parisian Chic by Ines de la Fressange a personal favorite and great reference to use when creating your outline. I designed the Forever Chic Boutique with quality staples for additional inspiration to begin to build a timeless foundation of garments, shoes, and accessories to reinvent your personal style with effortless confidence.