STYLE

TIMELESS. FUNCTIONAL. VERSATILE

 

Foundations Of A Well-Curated Wardrobe

Building the foundations for a well-curated wardrobe requires finesse. It calls for diligence and consideration, combined with utility. The key attributes should consist of pieces that are timeless, functional, and versatile. It’s important to start from the ground up. The basics serve as foundational prerequisites and are the underpinnings of a functional wardrobe, while offering the most range and versatility. Investing in quality will serve you well. Reimagine and repurpose as necessary, switching up textures and colour palettes to suit your directive. Singlets and camisoles are non-negotiable failsafes, as stand-alone, and laying pieces. Prime examples inculde those that are well-made and minimal. Fabric and fit are key.

Jeans and trousers. For many, jeans are the king of the jungle; hardy and robust, utilitarian, yet elevated, they epitomise high-low dressing. With jeans, the devil is in the details, slight variations in cut and finish make all the difference. Look for jeans that are well-cut, classic, comfortable, and flattering. Once you find a style that suits you, stick to it. Rigid, 100% cotton denim will relax, yet retain their shape over time, while moulding to your body. These get better with age. The same principles apply for trousers; fabric, fit, and style in classic cuts. Monochromatic and neutral varietals will hold you in good stead.

But the real crown jewel for any closet with any clout, is the blazer. Few garments can match its versatility and timeless appeal. Blazer’s are a true timeless classic, they’re equally understated, sophisticated and casual; they’re the cool, calm and collected chameleon that holds true to its roots. Its versatility is evident in its ability to shift gear depending on the directive. With more relaxed cuts dominating the scene, comfort and class have officially entered into a new paradigm. Once again, fabric and fit in classic styles and timeless colours are key.

Of utmost importance is quality. Opting for fewer pieces of higher quality, as opposed to more items of lower quality, is crucial. With this approach style becomes effortless and versatile. It’s unnecessary to amass a huge wardrobe. Less is more, are wise words of the discerning, as is prioritising quality over quantity. Investment pieces may take longer to acquire, but they will stand the test of time. A classic bag is at once stylish, timeless, and functional, while offering purpose and longevity.  

After all, classic pieces are made to be repeat staples that form part of a personal uniform. Dressing in this way points to a level of confidence that shows a developed sense of style. It’s asset, and beyond sartorial organisation, and efficiency, uniform dressing offers peace of mind. Clarity frees up precious mental real estate by fine-tuning the decision making process. The benefit of this is a harmonious trine between style, dressing, and time. In one word, satisfaction.

But diligence and prioritisation are paramount. Investing in key pieces will result in a well-curated closet that’s not only stylish and functional, but will pay future dividends. After all, simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.