2. Develop your own style
Developing a signature style ensures a style-steady wardrobe, which makes you less prone to drifting along with every new trend - in turn, you’ll be less susceptive to impulse buys. There’s a much smaller chance that you’ll get bored with garments that radiate your personal style. Chances are, they’ll probably become favorites that you’ll end up wearing loads of times.
3. Consume less
Having a critical eye is crucial when you want to switch to a more durable wardrobe. This means, asking yourself this question regularly: do I really need this? Because, let’s be honest, when you already own four white shirts, a fifth shirt will add nothing new - unless the design is significantly different compared to what you already own and contributes to the development of your signature style.
4. Think capsule wardrobe
In a capsule wardrobe, everything revolves around endless combination options. Have you seen an item you want? Then think about the different ways you can team it with pieces you already own. If you can easily think of at least three different outfits that you’ll wear a lot, than you can assume that it complements your capsule wardrobe. Do this with every piece you shop from now on and creating your capsule wardrobe will feel effortless.
5. Don’t throw anything away
Own pieces you don’t wear anymore? Then find a new destination or owner for them. There are numerous options to choose from nowadays to avoid throwing garments away: sell, donate or recycle. The most fun way to find a new owner for your unworn pieces is to organize a clothes exchange with friends and inspire them to also start looking at their wardrobe differently. Damaged garment? Repair it yourself or take it to your local tailor - you’ll be surprised with what they can do with an almost discarded item. And don’t forget an easy-to-use tool like a wool razor that will remove lint and pilling to make your garment look almost new.