How to Create a French Wardrobe and Change Your Life

A French wardrobe focuses on the concept of curating the direction of your wardrobe so you’ll lessen frustrating time spent trying to figure out what to wear. As for its life-changing promises, the French wardrobe is said to help you cultivate a wardrobe that feels true to your aesthetic and stand the test of passing fads and seasons. Whether you wish to get a timeless closet or less money spent on items you don’t really need, keep on reading for our guidelines on creating a French wardrobe.

Purge your closet.

classic coat with neon yellow skirt and boots

tweed crop top with button down shirt and camel coat fur vest with coat and winter hat

Purging your closet will help you to toss items that don’t serve you any longer so you’ll start fresh. Examine each item and only keep the ones that you really love, you regularly wear, and make you feel good. You have to toss the clothes that look outdated, ill-fitting, and worn-out so you’ll have some space for ones that you really love wearing. Remember, your closet must flatter your current body, not the one you had last 5 years.

Make sure you have the quality basics.

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After you eliminated clothing from your wardrobe that you don’t wear and don’t love, make sure you have quality basics across all categories of apparel. Quality basics mean you can wear them over and over and over again until they fall apart. Also, they must go with everything you already own, and you can’t live without it. When you buy new basics to fill any gaps, remember that quality is over quantity. Like fashion blogger Johanna Olsson, going for a classic pair of black jeans and top can be great to wear with your classic coats, blazers, and vests, creating multiple outfits in lesser pieces.

Have your clothes tailored to your body perfectly.

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Body types aren’t equal, so think of taking your store-bought clothes to a tailor to alter them for your own body. Regardless how expensive your dress is, if it doesn’t flatter your natural curves then it won’t look flattering for you. Also, blazers and coats, must flatter your shape to bring out the best in you naturally.

Each season add 5 trend driven update pieces to your closet.

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After you have your closet narrowed down to essential basics, thoughtfully consider which non-basic pieces you want to add to your closet each season. Just limit your new purchases to five non-basic items per season that will add a bit of personality and make your wardrobe feel current and fresh. You may think of statement jeans, ruffled sweater, slipper mules, velvet puffer, or even a shiny skirt. Like fashion blogger Jenny Bernheim, a grape fruit print skirt can spice up your classic black coat, as well as a fringed tweed blazer that will add some personality to your black outfit. By heeding these tricks, you’ll be able to get a stylish and functional wardrobe that will serve you well.

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