Ways to Build a Timeless Wardrobe After College

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  • reneejessome

    I definitely need to do this! I have clothes that I haven’t worn in years but for some reason can’t let myself get rid of them!

    Renee | Lose The Road

    • Ah! You sound just like me before I read Live More, Want Less. Some how that book made me no longer fear throwing out old clothes. You can totally do it pretty girl 🙂 Just takes some adjustment!

  • This is a great post I always find myself cleaning out things I don’t wear as I buy new items amazed at how much things just doesn’t fit me

    Beauty Candy Loves

    • I”m so glad you liked it Candice! It’s crazy what we accumulate over time! I always find things that are too small or too big buried in my closet. xo

  • Great post, so helpful! I always think investing in basics is key to starting up a new wardrobe! x

    http://www.abeautyromance.com
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    • Thanks Millie! And yes it’s basically the best place to start. xo

  • This is so true! Trying to create your own personal style can be intimidating, especially when it involves throwing out old clothes that don’t work anymore. So worth it, though.

    x julia
    http://juliainbluhm.blogspot.com

    • It really is! I think I was soooo scared to start… but now I feel like no piece of clothing is safe in my house. If I don’t use it.. it’s gone. Thanks for stopping by love! xo

  • I am blessed to have job that doesn’t care at all about my clothes. It’d drive me insane.

    • That’s so nice! My office is pretty relaxed so I feel pretty luck compared to others as well. xo

  • I totally needed this, and I’ve been out of college for years! Thanks for the tips!

    • I’m so glad you liked it Christine! xo

  • Jen

    I agree with the shoes! Those are often what I struggle with when putting an outfit together. I recently invested in a few pairs to remedy that. Lovely post! x

    affecionada

    • Thanks Jen! I so want to be one of those girls who owns countless shoes for each outfit… but I seem to do best with just a couple of staples 🙂

  • I love that blue off shoulder top! I definitely agree, I need to simplify my wardrobe, I buy way too many clothes that I don’t even wear x

    TOUCHOFGUCCI // BLOGLOVIN

    • Isn’t it so gorgeous? I’m quite “off the shoulder” obsessed right now. And I was/am the exact same way! Though I will say pairing down my wardrobe is now one of my favorite hobbies 🙂

  • Great post Kelsey! I’m definitely no fashion blogger either (I’m quite uncomfortable in front of the camera) and I wouldn’t really call myself a very stylish person. But as I’m about to graduate uni I’m definitely going through this process of trying to redo my wardrobe and find my own style. xx

    http://shakespeareandsparkle.com/

    • It’s so much easier taking flat lays huh?? You are so smart though to find your own style now. I feel like I should have started so much earlier. xo

  • Really great tips. It definitely takes time to rebuild, but investing in a few great qualities pieces has a much better reward than stocking up on cheap-o things you only ‘kind of enjoy’

    I just Kon-Mari’d my closet, and have very little left, and it’s so much better that way!

    – Dara // http://www.peoniesandhoneybees.com

    • Thanks Dara! And yes that is a lesson I’m slowly but surely starting to learn 🙂

  • I love your clothing style so much!!! I keep wanting to buy prints and I need to stay away as they just don’t seem to stay in style, unless it’s a classic floral. I REALLY need to pair down my wardrobe and this post has inspired me to do so without having to fully commit to a capsule wardrobe just yet!!! Do you have any favourite online shops that I could access here in Australia? I feel like we have a very similar style.

    Sarah | Bows & Pleats

    • Thank you so much Sarah! And I feel like simple stripes and florals about the only prints I can commit to right now, as I’m currently terrified of capsule wardrobes. (What if I want to just go crazy one weekend?? lol)

      So I just discovered Goodnight Macaroon and am obsessed! Apparently they do flash sales every Tuesday and Thursday and I’m poised to grab something from there. I hope that helps sweet girl! xo

  • I’ve been recently going through a closet purge that has been completely over do. In college I managed to get by with a limited wardrobe. However, as the years have gone by my closet has grown and expanded without getting rid of clothes at the same rate. I still have some work to do but I’ve realized how little of my wardrobe I actually wear! For me, I stick mostly to classic pieces that I can wear with multiple outfits.

    Brittany | thechicette.com

    • I think that’s the best way to do it! Fashion is fun, but having to DIG through a wardrobe is not. I heard something like girls only use 73% of their closets. I have no idea what went into that statistic but I feel like that is me to a T. 🙂

  • I think we’re meant to find our personal style in our mid 20’s, that’s when we’ve tried all sorts of “trends” that we could possible imagine. I remember my highschool days and how my wardrobe was packed with t-shirts and blue jeans, I don’t even wear that anymore haha. x

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