I recently visited Austin for the day and I ate at this super cute place called Crepe Crazy! I wanted to shoot my outfit and I loved the wall for a quick shoot. If you’re in Austin I would so recommend. Not only is the food great but the staff are all deaf and speak sign language! It was a great experience and I cannot wait to go back!
Back to growing your closet, I have a few tips that I have done unknowingly. I did not realize how many pieces I had until I came home over the break and brought all of my clothes home from San Marcos. I have a small closet in my room, and I use the room next to mine and the small walk in closet as well. Both are pretty full and I realized that while I cannot take it all back to school with me, I have acquired a lot of pieces over the years. Check out some of my tips below and share some of your own in the comments!
- Buy the basics. Always build the foundation first, before buying any expensive pieces, make sure you have your basic jeans, tanks, tees, and sweaters to build on
- Get one item per month. I followed this rule religiously for a long time! Buying one clothing item I really needed a month slowly adds up. For expensive items save up your money from a previous month to buy it then
- Don’t throw things away! You never know when an item will come back in style, unless you really do not fit, do not donate things unless you’re completely sure!
- Grow your accessories as well. A statement necklace or new shoes will create more outfit options and combinations, therefore growing your closet
- Balance the long lasting pieces and the statement pieces. While velvet is a trend right now, buy the trendy items, but a cashmere sweater will last you many more winters.
20 thoughts on “How To Grow Your Closet”
you look mega cute!! I just love love that head band. xx
These are good tips if you need more clothing. I usually stock up on clothes on my birthday, and at Christmas.
Love your tips! Although if I never threw anything away I think my closet would explode. Thanks for sharing!
Haha growing is one issue, shrinking is another!
Love this sweater and your belt, so cozy and chic!
x – Leah
So glad you think so leah!
Great look and fantastic tips!
Thanks girl! I’ll check out your blog as well!
You look great in neutrals. Love that sweater. Thanks for dropping such great gems. I never thought to purchase 1 item per month. My bank account would love that. Lol Happy New Year!
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Yes! Something easy and simple to try!
I’m so bad at balancing my pieces!
Awesome helpful tips, thanks for sharing xx
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Great tips. I definitely agree to get that foundation of well-made items first and then add in a few trends later! Love the cute handband!
I agree! I always recommend building up with basics first- it’s like building a home. You build the foundation first, not the house! Great tips, and cute headband!
You are too cute! I love the matching sweater and head piece – super chic but so cozy! THOUGH I gotta say, I’m trying to do the opposite of growing my closet, i have too much!! ha! xx Shannon || http://www.champagneatshannons.com
New follower here, and I just HAVE to say… you and your style is so cute! I’m so jealous of your confidence and sense of fashion! Being a broke college student and young mother, I feel like I don’t have the money to achieve the style I aspire to have. TJ Maxx has been my go-to lately for all things bags and even some clothing, so I’m glad I read this blog post! I’m going to try to incorporate the idea of getting one piece of clothing a month and see how well it works for me, without breaking the bank by trying to make one “big” shopping trip every 6 months or so, if even then! Thank you for the wonderful advice 🙂
TJ Maxx and Ross have some great stuff! Just be picky and find the right pieces for you!
Your style absolutely amazing.
I love your paired them up.
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Great tips girl! My closet has gotten full over the years as well. I’ve noticed I don’t use some of the things at all. So I put them in a suitcase and keep them in the garage. When I open the suitcase again 6 months later, I feel like I have brand new clothes HAHAHA.
I’ve done this! I love the feeling!