HOW TO CREATE A WARDROBE YOU WANT TO KEEP

rib top, wide leg trousers, seventies style, northern magpie, joey taylor
yellow sunglasses, denim jacket, seventies look, denim jacket, northern magpie, joey taylor
denim jacket, wide leg trousers, northern magpie, joey taylor
yellow sunglasses, long sleeve rib top, wide leg trousers, northern magpie, joey taylor

Research

Each season I start by looking at street style blogs and key websites like vogue.com for insider catwalk information. From there I pin key images to new boards on my Pinterest page. Looking back at my favourite pins I can then make a decison on what I want to purchase this coming season. For an idea into how I work with regards to my blog check out my Inspiration pages for May & April.

I must stress as much as I do get inpsired by trends, I look for staple pieces to inject into my wardrobe.

So far this season I have injected lots of new pieces to my wardrobe. I am really enjoying trying new colours, trends and experimenting with my style a little more than normal. I'd like to think as I get older I make better decisons on what to buy and have better knowledge of what pieces are staples to my wardrobe. Bearing all this in mind I thought I would put together my tips on keeping on top of your wardrobe and style.

The Clear Out

From time to time my wardrobe gets to a point of being over filled. Living in London has it's pros and cons and one con is the lack of space to store all of my clothes! I hit breaking point a couple of weeks ago, my draws wouldn't shut and my boyfriend had had enough of having only 10 coat hangers in our shared wardrobe. A clear out was in order! So we made sure items either got donated to charity or sold on eBay.

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denim longline jacket, wide leg trousers, ribbed long sleeve top, northern magpie, joey taylor

Make a Wish List

After I have my favourite pins collected I take each image and start searching online across a variety of stores. What's great about shopping online you can use the wish list or shopping baskets to collect all the items together in one place. I like to review all the pieces I've picked out and got rid of pieces that I just don't love. Another plus point with wish lists is I can leave items in there giving me time to think about them and view again at a later date.

Purchase Key Items

Buying anything and everything just doesn't work for me. Before I've even got to the check out page I will have narrowed my purchases down to around 3 or 4 items. I am not a haul shopper, instead, I have to really think about pieces before I buy them. My trend pieces tend to be purchased from the cheaper high street and the staple items I see as investment pieces so I don't mind spending a little more.

What are your tips for making better wardrobe decisions for the future?

Joey x

LONG SLEEVE RIB TOP - H&M

WIDE LEG SILKY TROUSERS - BERSHKA

DENIM DRESS/JACKET - ASOS WHITE

EARRINGS - MANGO

YELLOW SUNGLASSES - TOPSHOP

NECKLACE - H&M