I've been reading a lot about minimalism, including minimalist wardrobes. I'd really like to build a minimal work wardrobe of classic, timeless pieces. Can anyone suggest places to find good, sturdy pieces? I am on a fairly tight budget, but am planning to acquire a good wardrobe over a period of time. Thanks!
I love Eileen Fisher stuff, btw. I've been really fortunate to inherit two skirts and a pair of pants that have held up very well over the past three years of nearly constant wear. But I can't really afford to purchase those kinds of items on my budget.
A work wardrobe might be different, but I've tried to do this for my home wardrobe (I'm a SAHM). One thing I discovered that I did not expect is that plain solid colors are not ideal for me. Within a couple of months, I'll have some kind of spot or stain that is noticeable on the plain fabric. I'm stuck with a lot of what I have for now, but as I replace, I'll be looking for subtle (and maybe a few not so subtle) prints that hide small stains better, and thus remain "good" for longer. Unfortunately, prints reduce the mix-and-match ability. I've not found a good solution for that yet.
Nowadays, I would try consignment shops. In my city, we have a few places that carry beautiful, high-end clothes second hand. Got my favorite skirt there.
When I was WOH, I had a couple of suits that I wore with some different tops. I grew up wearing a school uniform so I felt this was similar.
Leila, mama to Eleanor (10/08) and Emmett (4/10)
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