My New Favorite Outfit: Putting All the Pieces Together: Building A Wardrobe

Friday, November 8, 2013

Putting All the Pieces Together: Building A Wardrobe

I've spend the last week and a half sharing wardrobe essentials as part of my Build A Wardrobe Series, so now it's time for you to get started!

Here's a reminder of all the topics I covered:

Here's a visual of all the pieces I recommend having as part of versatile wardrobe:




I've also created a checklist to help aid you in creating an essential wardrobe. Here' a printable copy!
  • Take a minute to print and fill out the checklist by checking the things you still need in your closet.
  • I also included a line for you to write in an additional items in that category you know you'd love to buy (for example, I didn't list a bright colored blazer as an essential, but you know that's on your wish list for fall, write it in!).
  • This should help you narrow down the holes you have in your closet and make it easier for you to do some purposeful shopping.
  • With these pieces, your outfit combinations are vertically limitless, and that is well worth your investment. : )























I went back through some past posts and pulled some looks that are created specifically with pieces from my Wardrobe Essentials listed above.  I thought it would be some good inspiration for you all.  The link to the full post is below each picture.

I love the whimsy of this outfit.  The pieces individually seem so different, but together they totally work! For winter this would also be good with the slight change of tucking the shirt in and adding a navy blazer.



View full post here.

I love the classic look of this outfit and I always feel special wearing this lace detailed dress.  Here I feel like the jewelry is the show piece of the look, without a great statement necklace this outfit might have felt plain.



View full post here.

I love how basic these pieces are individually but how they come together to create a great color palate.  



View full post here.

I love the polka dot blouse with this combination.  It brings a special touch to the look, but is still perfect for work.


View full post here.

I love the color combination her, one I hadn't thought about previously.  When you have a closet with different essential pieces, the outfit combinations becomes limitless.



View full post here.

I love the subtle pattern mixing between the stripe shirt and print scarf.  I also love pairing a traditionally dressy blazer with jeans, such as they boyfriend ones.  The combination is perfect for when you want to dress casually but still look put together.



 View full post here.

I hope you've found this series beneficial.  It's been fun for me to write! I think I'll also plan to do a follow up series in the spring to add in versatile pieces to fit the changing season too. Also, next Tuesday I'll be posting on how to best utilized what you already have in your closet, so make sure to check back then : )


22 comments:

  1. I think you did a fabulous job this week with your series! I am sure it has been helpful to so many others! Great job and have a great weekend!

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  2. I have enjoyed reading this series and think you did a wonderful job putting it together!

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  3. You did a fabulous job putting this comprehensive series together. I love your final compilation with the visual, checklists and all. Awesome!

    On the Daily Express

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  4. I have absolutely loved this series!! Thanks so much for putting it all together.

    ~Cheryl
    http://snaps-of-ginger.blogspot.com/

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  5. You did an amazing job Ginny. A lot of work. Great outfits!!!!!!!

    Agi:)

    vodkainfusedlemonade.com

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  6. What a round up! You did an amazing job on this post!

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  7. This is a really great series that you did. I love the checklist too!! It is great to be able to visualize what I have and need!

    Amy
    Mariposa Medley Jewelry
    www.mariposamedley.com

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  8. great series!! And love this printable list. =)
    xo,
    nancy

    www.adoretoadorn.com

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  9. Ginny you did such an amazing job with this series. I really like how you wrapped things up with this last post by bringing everything together.

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  10. Ooh! That checklist is super-handy! Thanks for a great series!

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  11. I have so enjoyed these posts! I cleaned out my closet this week! I took some goodies to the thrift store and saved more for a garage sale. I need to shop with a purpose! Thanks for your help! Susan

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  12. I LOVED this series- pinning the recap image now! I love your style...very similar to mine I feel. I bet this took a TON of work but I, for one, this this is absolutely fantastic! Really looking forward to the "how to best utilize your closet" series!
    Valerie
    www.the-style-files.com

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  13. this was a great series!! :D thanks for sharing these posts/articles!!

    Animated Confessions

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  14. I love that you pulled together outfits based on your wardrobe essentials! Great outfit inspiration idea!

    ~Jacy

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  15. How perfect! I'll definitely have to bring this list along next time I go shopping for some staple closet pieces :)
    xo TJ

    http://www.hislittlelady.com

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  16. I'm just catching up on blogs now, and I'm reading them in reverse, but I love how you created a "master list" with picture of everything, as well as a shopping list of what to wear! Perfect.

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  17. This is a great guideline, Ginny. Thanks for putting it together. Very helpful!

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  18. This was your best series yet. A lot of thought went on it. Looking forward to your Spring one. I have been thinking about starting a similar series coming up next January. =) The recap was awesome, too.

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  19. Wow - what a great post!! Love it.

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