Recently I have been coming across the five piece French wardrobe more and more often online. I think that I am going to try and follow its principles this year. I’m keen to create a wardrobe of pieces that I get full use of and feel great in. I also want to keep spending to a minimum, only making considered purchases.
What is The Five Piece French Wardrobe?
- Most capsule wardrobes give you a set number of pieces or certain rules to follow.
- You can shop throughout the season.
- Helps you transition towards a more ethical wardrobe.
- There’s no rush so you have time to make considered purchases.
- Your wardrobe is made up of good quality basics so you always have something to wear.
- Encourages you to take care of the things you own.
- Begin by clearing out your wardrobe. I try to regularly evaluate my wardrobe so I don’t hoard things. You can check out my post on making my wardrobe spark joy which shows you how I got on with my mammoth wardrobe clear out.
- How your wardrobe ends up looking will depend on your lifestyle. For example, if you work in an office you will probably own a lot of smart pieces. I am in the process of evaluating the basics I already have and what is missing. I live in jeans and t-shirts so my wardrobe is mainly made up of them.
- Once your basics are in place you can start thinking about the five pieces you want to add over the course of the season. The aim is to create a high quality wardrobe and this is what appeals the most to me. The idea is to avoid fast fashion and make more considered purchases.
Points To Consider
Now you can start putting together a wish list of items that you want to add to your wardrobe. Then narrow it down to just five pieces per season. You can pick trend led pieces if you want so you can give your wardrobe a seasonal update. While I don’t often buy things I would like to think that it will cut down on my spending even more and allow me to add designer pieces I have been saving up for.
I am going to be putting together a blog on the pieces I would like to invest in this year and the strategies I’m putting in place to be able to afford them. Make sure you keep an eye out for it! Do you have a capsule wardrobe? Would you try this variation?