If you’re like the rest us, with a closet full of designer deals that don’t get worn, or super-cool separates that don’t play well together, stick around.
The answer is not a credit-bending shopping spree. More definitely does not mean better. What you want is a wardrobe that is user-friendly and projects the image you want the world to see. Follow our four-step process for building a collection you love.
Begin by gathering inspiration. Browse Pinterest and street-style blogs, rip pages from magazines. Pull any photographs that appeal to you, regardless of how much the clothes cost.
Review your materials, noting at least one thing you like in each shot. (A shade of red, that English country feel.) Scan for themes. Maybe you clipped a lot of rich-lady neutrals—or bohemian brights. Do you see experimental lines or classic cuts? Note any items that make repeat appearances, whether they’re ballet flats or leather leggings.