Happy Fashion Friday! I hope you all have had a great week and that you’ve been enjoying this Styled by Erika series. Summer is almost here which is by far my favorite time of year. But in all honesty, here in L.A. it’s summer for about 8 months out of the year. (Except for this year that is!) Do you find yourself loving all of your clothes in the spring and summer and then feel like you have nothing to wear when the cooler months hit? Maybe it’s the other way around depending on where you live. In this installment I will be talking about how to create a wardrobe you love for all seasons.
As I’ve mentioned in my previous posts, I love pieces that are easy to wear and can be worn a variety of ways. This is also very critical in building a wardrobe that is sustainable not only year after year but also season after season. The idea of creating a wardrobe for all seasons is very similar to the idea of a capsule wardrobe.
If you’re unfamiliar with what a capsule wardrobe is, it is choosing a designated number of pieces to wear that can all be mixed and matched. The idea is to eliminate some of the headache of choosing what to wear each morning.
Tips for Creating an All Seasons Wardrobe
1.Buy shorts, skirts, pants and jeans all in the same colors: If you have white jeans that you love to wear in the winter, consider purchasing white shorts to wear in the summer.
2. Buy tops in multiple sleeve lengths: If you have a favorite black long sleeve top that you love to wear with olive jeans, consider buying a black short sleeve top to pair with the same jeans in the spring or with olive shorts in the summer.
3. Stick to a neutral color palette for shoes: If your favorite outfit is dark denim jeans with a white long sleeve blouse that you love to wear with stacked heel sandals for summer date nights, consider buying a pair of boots in the same color to transition your outfit to fall and winter.
4.Choose seasonally appropriate accessories: In the summer I tend to wear more necklaces and bracelets to compliment the shorter sleeve lengths and lower necklines I wear. In the winter, I lean to scarves or earrings to create the same look.
5.Choose and stick to a color palette: Color is everything when it comes to creating a mix and match wardrobe. It will help you be able to quickly throw together outfits and also grow your total number of outfit combinations tremendously. Having a color palette also helps you to know what to look for while shopping.
Here are some live examples for you using the tips outlined above
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