The concept of ‘quality over quantity’ seems to be something that flaws most human beings. Society tells us that the more possessions we have, the more successful and happy we are. The fact is, having more possessions doesn’t make you anymore happier in the long term.
So why put up with having a lot of cheaper, badly made clothes like scratchy polyester dresses, t-shirts and shorts that will shrink after one wash, when you could invest in one beautiful silk dress, or an organic cotton t-shirt that will last years, not months?
The key to this process is changing your attitude from being ‘fashionable’ to ‘creating your own personal style’. We all have our own personal style, some of us need a bit more work to cultivate it than others, but it’s still there. When you create your own personal style, you start to be very selective about what you keep/buy for your closet, and will no longer want to buy cheap, badly made clothes.
So how to build a wardrobe of high quality pieces? You can start by following these steps…
1. Only purchase items that have been made with the best craftsmanship. Use this guide to help
2. The one-in-one-out rule. This applies to someone who has a curated/minimalist wardrobe already. It stops your minimalist wardrobe in becoming huge again.
3. Every piece of clothing you buy needs to fit like a glove. There’s no room in life for ill fitting clothes. Every piece you own needs to be fabulous.
4. Your items need to work for your lifestyle, so as well as choosing an excellently crafted item, you need to make sure you will actually wear it in your daily life.
So what do you think? Are you converted?