Create Your Lifestyle Charts
Before we jump into shopping and defining our personal style, it's important to understand what you really need, not what you wish you needed. Meaning, if your lifestyle has maybe one formal event each year, then you don't need a closet of formal gowns. Right? Understanding the function of our clothes - where and when we wear them - will help us create wardrobes that have a variety of outfits that we will actually wear.
It's like having a wine rack stacked with precious expensive wines that you don't want to open for everyday sipping. You need a balance of everyday wines and beautiful exciting wines that reflect your lifestyle. This exercise will help you see the ratio of what types of clothes you need in a given time period.
Below are examples of my personal lifestyle charts. The first is in general for the 3 months of spring. The second is expanding on my cruise wedge.