Plan Your Wardrobe – 7 Tips

Written by Dan | 29/09/2021


How To

Do you struggle to plan your wardrobe?

Clothes can be a huge problem. They take up so much space, and you never know what to wear because there are just so many options. But the good news is that it’s not hopeless. A capsule wardrobe may be the answer.

You can easily organise your wardrobe so that you’ll always have something appropriate to wear without having to waste time picking out an outfit in the morning.

Here are 7 ideas to help plan your clothes without too much effort.

1) Plan your outfits for each day of the week:

One good way to plan is to designate an outfit for each day of the week, and then wear the same clothes on that day until it’s time for you to wear the next outfit.

That might sound a little restrictive, but this wardrobe plan will help you get organized and make sure everything matches. You can also swap out garments if other things go out of style or start looking worn out.

Some people like to make sure they wear their nicest clothes on weekends, while others enjoy wearing their “fun” clothes during the workweek.

Whatever your preference, the idea is to make getting dressed easier and more enjoyable!

A capsule outfit layout including a coat, jeans, shoes and a hat.

2) Create a capsule wardrobe:

Another strategy for getting organized is to create a capsule wardrobe. A capsule wardrobe is a mix of a few basics and classic pieces that can be mixed and matched. You can then invest in multiples of these pieces to save time and keep your closet organized.

This strategy works for people who know what kind of clothes they want to wear, or who don’t have time to spend shopping because they’re busy with work or school.

You might worry about not having enough variety with this strategy, but it’s actually easier to make capsule wardrobes work by choosing the same colour palette each season. Your spring capsule can overlap into autumn and when you plan your wardrobe a season ahead, things get even easier.

Layering clothing is an entertaining way to experiment with different styles and keep your wardrobe versatile. Wear your best smart jeans with your favourite pairs of shoes or trainers and layer up from your own capsule wardrobe.

If you’re worried about not having enough variety when creating a capsule wardrobe, then the solution is to carry neutral colours around with you. This will give your outfit more flexibility and keep you ready for any occasion or weather situation.

It sounds limiting at first, but after a while, you’ll come to love your little “fashion rules,” and your capsule wardrobe will be organized and clutter-free. You’ll be surprised how many outfits you can style from a smaller baseline!

A capsule wardrobe hanging from a clothes rack including a shirt, T-shirt and trousers

3) Develop a colour palette:

A great way to make outfit decisions when you’re in a hurry is by using a colour palette. This can be done by selecting four or five colours that you feel are appropriate for you. By planning your “go-to” colours before you start shopping, you’ll have better luck finding clothing you’ll love!

Ensure that your palette is cohesive. This means if you purchase two items from the same place, they should share the same colour palette. Create variations within each item so that it can be mixed and matched with other clothing pieces.

For instance, if one of your colours is black but has red details, then another way this colour may work in your wardrobe is with a shirt that has pink details. Perhaps with accessories like a scarf or a hat which also has pink details. Even items like belts, shoes and bags can help to tie up your colour palette.

What this does is give each item that you have multiple options on how it can be used with the rest of your clothing pieces and accessories, making it easier to plan your wardrobe as needed!

It will be a lot easier to get going with your day if you can just grab one article of clothing from your closet to pair with your trusty pair of jeans or black pants instead of agonizing over what you’re going to be wearing.

A colour palette coordinated capsule outfit folded neatly and laid out

4) Look at your lifestyle:

Another way to plan your outfits is to look at what you do on a regular basis. For example, if you’re an avid runner, buy clothes that are appropriate for that activity.

You can determine what kind of things are needed for certain activities by researching the topic or simply by paying attention to how your clothes react while you’re doing that activity.

For example, if you tend to get sweaty when jogging, then you want to buy clothing that helps keep you dry. You might also benefit from buying one pair of pants or joggers with zipping pockets so you can carry your keys and phone with you, but still keep them secure. Activewear and tracksuits are a great shout!

If you’re an office worker, purchase fashion that is appropriate for the office (p.s. it doesn’t have to be a white shirt!) This will help your outfits last longer because you won’t wear them in ways they weren’t intended for.

A man dressed in activewear tying his shoelaces

5) Buy clothing according to the weather:

Another great tip for keeping your wardrobe organized is to buy seasonal clothing! To lower the risk of overspending and decreasing the number of items in your closet, purchase multiples of certain pieces as needed.

Purchasing clothing according to the weather means you’ll get plenty of use out of the clothing you own instead of feeling like you need to purchase something new to feel good. Everyone likes saving money, right?

We all know the British weather can be unpredictable – sometimes we experience multiple seasons in one day! If you have time before your next morning routine, try layering pieces so you can add or remove them when needed. A good sweater, a trusty hoodie or a warm jacket are a requirement.

That way, you can plan your outfit successfully to take your look from day to night year-round without needing to change clothes.

A man sitting outside wearing a jacket and layered outfit

6) Find your style:

This tip is a bit tricky, but it’s an important one. You might not know what your style is, and that’s okay. You can figure it out by looking at the trends of the season and thinking about what sort of look you like better: trendy or timeless?

If you’re unsure, think about how different colours make you feel. Some people love dark colours but feel like they aren’t suitable to be worn at certain events (such as weddings), and others love bright colours and rarely wear black. Consider these things when trying to find your personal style, and be bold!

Once you have a good idea of what your style is and have started planning your outfits, you can then invest in clothing that will last. If you’re on a budget, then it’s important to choose versatile pieces that can be worn with multiple things. A couple of pairs of jeans and some quality tops will go a long way!

An outfit laid out including a jacket, slides, a T shirt and a hat

7) Shop online:

I absolutely love the idea of shopping online. No matter what I want, I can find it on the internet and have it shipped to my door within a few days. Plus, I can shop from the comfort of my home when it’s too cold to go out!

One of the best things about shopping in an online store is that you can do some research on style and sizing to make sure you buy the right garment to suit your body shape. Don’t forget to check out reviews from other customers to ensure you’ll be purchasing the right size.

One thing I like about shopping online is that you can browse through a huge range and styles and find everything you need at once. You don’t have to keep going into different shops and wasting time trying on clothes that don’t fit or don’t look good on you.

Another great thing about shopping online is that you can often get the same designer clothes for much cheaper than in shops. This is because websites usually offer discounts and offers, like free shipping on all UK orders over £35.

A man sitting in a bar wearing Ralph Lauren clothing

In this article, we’ve provided you with 7 ways to organise your wardrobe so that getting dressed in the morning won’t be a complete chore.

You can boost your closet with a capsule wardrobe and start dressing with a limited number of items that complement each other. Quality over quantity!

If you follow our process in future, you won’t be stuck in the same outfits and you should save money too. Your outfits will fit your lifestyle and you’ll find the style that suits you.

We hope these tips will help make planning what to wear everyday easier and more enjoyable for you!

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