When I look at my closet and my fashion collection on WHI, there's a world of differences. Even though I have found my own style (a mix of casual chic, girly and an autumn/schoolgirl vibe), it's not represented in my closet at all. The tragic, but logical reasons:
1) I don't have enough money - or at least, I don't want to spend too much money on clothes.
2) I never seem to find exactly what I want in stores.
3) I'm an impulsive buyer, which means that I end up buying things that I like in the moment, but that don't fit my style exactly and end up being impossible to make an outfit with.
Of course, I wanted to do something about that.

Step 1: assess your own closet

☆ Which items do you wear often? And which do you never wear?
☆ Which items fit your style? Which don't?
☆ Which items are comfortable? Which aren't?
☆ Which items are easy matched? And which can't be part of any outfit?

I started getting rid of everything that I didn't wear anymore or that I felt like wasn't my style anymore. This means that I gave it away, sold it or gave it to charity. And let me tell you, there's not much left anymore. As in, I think I only own 20 pieces of "real" clothing now, the rest is chill clothing (ugly hoodies, sweatpants, sport clothing). This means that we're onto the next step.

Step 2: making lists

☆ Wardrobe basics: these are clothing pieces that everyone "needs" in their wardrobe.
☆ Wardrobe essentials: these are clothing pieces that you need to be able to dress yourself according to your style.

My basics list

☆ black & white t-shirts
☆ black & blue skinny jeans
☆ boyfriend/girlfriend/mom jeans (1 of the 3)
☆ a plain hoodie
☆ a denim jacket
☆ a white blouse
☆ black & grey turtlenecks
☆ basic sneakers
☆ basic boots
☆ a basic blazer
☆ a trench coat
☆ a winter coat
☆ a basic bag
☆ a knitted sweater
☆ a belt
☆ shorts
☆ basic earrings
☆ a fancy dress to go out in

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After making this list, I realized I only have 7 of these 21 items. Oh boy.

My essentials list

☆ a floral dress

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☆ a floral skirt

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☆ a corduroy jacket

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☆ a checkered blazer

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☆ a monochrome blazer & pantalon combination

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☆ signature boots

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☆ a bralette and sweater combo

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☆ a Vintage looking Nike sweater

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☆ a checkered pantalon

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☆ a baret

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☆ a floral blouse

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☆ more white blouses :)

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☆ white dresses with ruffles et cetera

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☆ a hair clip

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☆ statement earrings

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☆ an anklet

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☆ necklace combinations

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☆ scrunchies

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☆ ruffled socks

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☆ a mesh top

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☆ college hoodies & crewnecks

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☆ a tie dye hoodie

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☆ baggy pants

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☆ a teddy coat

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☆ nice long sleeve t-shirts, I like how clean they look.

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☆ a plaid skirt

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☆ graphic tees that are minimalistic & classic

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Step 3: shopping

I'm finally doing this tomorrow - and I'm excited. BUT, I still don't want to spend too much money, and I certainly don't want to buy stuff impulsively. That's why I'm going to go for my basics first, and then I'll try to find some of the stuff on my essentials list. I think it's important to remember that building a wardrobe takes a lot of time! It's a process, but that's what makes it fun :)

I hope this inspired you! I linked my fashion collection under here x