Updated: May 20, 2020
In these weird times where we are all stuck in our homes, we are just using what is more comfortable and have forgotten about dressing up. But whether you are getting tired of lazing around in sweats all day - or, crazy thought, starting to think about returning to normal - I think it is a good time to start thinking about the image we want to show to the world with our clothes!!
Having recently done this myself, I find it so much easier now to look at my wardrobe and know that I have what I need to make outfits and feel good with what I wear, without the anxiety it can often bring. It also helped with my working and living from home ritual as being clear about the essential basics in my wardrobe means it is much easier to get dressed in the morning and not having to re-fold 10 different tops every morning (slight exaggeration but not much!).
To start building your wardrobe we have made a small selection of items to start from so the task does not become too overwhelming. The items are all selected with versatility in mind, so that they can be paired with many other items to create different types of looks and outcomes. The idea is at any point you can put these items on and depending if you want a formal, casual, relaxed, or sharp look you will be able to make it with these clothes.
Let’s have a look at the essentials we have chosen:
# The White T-shirt
This is the wildcard in your wardrobe - you can pair it with almost anything!
This item was used by soldiers as an underwear piece, and to wear it in public was likely to cause a scene, but eventually it became part of the British naval uniform.
Later on, Chanel made it a fast-fashion staple in 1920s, evolving to be a wildcard for any kind of outfit, casual as in the 50’s/60’s with Marlon Brando and James Dean, or like in Miami Vice in the 80’s with a more elegant feel.
So it is up to you how to mix and match it!
Here are some ideas…