The 36 Item Wardrobe...

How many pieces should you have in your wardrobe? There isn't a definitive answer to that as really it's completely up to you. However, if you want to know how many you could have AND survive on, i would say 36/37. This is the number that experts say sums up a capsule wardrobe, and once you know how to make the most of all these pieces, you may start to think 36 pieces is too much!

There are some classics that never go in style. For instance a stripe top, denim shirt and leather jacket are key wardrobe staples that I can guarantee you'll wear year-after-year. But what else? Every year sees the rise in floral dresses, yes they have some design changes, but all in all, a floral dress is a floral dress. The same can be said for your basic denim pieces, hands-up who owns a denim skirt?! What my point is, is the main items in your wardrobe pretty much stay the same (only a little bit different) every season, and if you think hard enough you can easily transition these pieces through. Here's an example:

Autumn

White tee shirt + Black jeans + Denim Shirt + Khaki Jacket + trainers

Winter

White tee shirt + Black jeans t + Denim Shirt + Red Jumper + Khaki Jacket + Trainers

Spring

White Tee Shirt + Black Jeans + Denim Shirt + Trainers

Summer

White Tee Shirt + Black Jeans + Trainer

So, as you can see from the image above I think i have every situation covered. If I want to go out for a dressy evening, I would wear jeans, leopard print blouse and high heels. If I want to have a casual Sunday, i'd wear boyfriend jeans, stripe top and khaki jacket. Also, if you want to wear that floral dress for autumn/winter - just add a roll neck underneath it and team with tights and boots!

'The whole point is for you to really take note of what you already have in your wardrobe and how you can make each piece work harder.'

Do you think you could follow the 36 piece challenge and really make your items work harder? Let me know! Email lauren@wardrobedoc.com

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