의상 관리의 본질: A Classic Wardrobe
A guide for building Basic Wardrobe Essentials for the elegant woman. How to build a wardrobe that works.
The best dressed women are often those who devote the most thought into what they wear, how they wear it and the process of getting dressed. That does not mean they they spent the most money nor time getting dressed.
Planning is essential to an elegant woman's wardrobe. A wardrobe that works is a wardrobe that has been well thought out. The elegant woman also maintains her wardrobe. She maintains her clothes and does an edit every three to six months.
How does she maintain her wardrobe?
She routinely bleaches her clothes to ensure the whitest of whites, get buttons and loose zips repaired, shoes re-soled and polished, her jewelry cleaned.
What is a Wardrobe edit?
It a de-cluttering of her collection. It consists of giving away clothes that does not fit, that she no longer loves or has too many of. (See Wardrobe Refashioning Step One)
She knows her boutiques, designers, brands and fabrics well. Most important, she knows herself well. She knows what is her elegant style and what she looks good in.
She will never buy something that isn't her. She does not buy clothes she thinks will impress others.
Despite her love for designers, she knows that the most important person in fashion is herself. She learns to have a eye for good clothes, no matter where she shops. She prioritizes good quality and fit over high fashion trends.
A Well-Dressed and Appropriate Wardrobe
Because an elegant woman seeks understanding first, then planning, she always has enough good quality clothes that enable her to be well dressed.
She is appropriate, you'll never find inappropriate clothes in her wardrobe. She dresses according to the occasion. She is never over dressed or under dressed.
She is one that does not have too much. She does not have too many shoes, nor too many of the similar items. She understands that she has to keep her collection of clothes in a tight quantity in order for her to remain well-dressed within a reasonable amount of time and enables her to be punctual.
She understands her lifestyle and the kind of events she is involved in, tailoring her wardrobe to her lifestyle.
Whenever there is a change in seasons, or when there is a change in lifestyle (a baby, a new job etc) she re-evaluates her wardrobe, takes an inventory to prepare for the new season.