Since the last couple of sample wardrobe posts were all tailored to the summer season, I thought it would be a good idea to start off the September with a fall edition of the 20 pieces/ 20 outfits series. As outlined in Fall Wardrobe Updates: The Complete Guide, preparing your wardrobe for the fall season not only involves a good deal of maintenance (repairs, replacements, etc), but also some re-inventing, utilizing the full range of textures, fabrics and colours that fall/winter fashion has to offer and perhaps finding a fresh way to interpret your overall style concept. For example, I like clean silhouettes all year round and light pastel shades during the warmer months, but in fall and winter I prefer a richer, darker colour palette, thicker materials and a greater variety of textures.
For this sample wardrobe, I worked with a colour scheme based on blues, black and burgundy, mixed in with a little sand, stripes and leopard print. Like in the last 20/20 post, I included four pairs of shoes and more tops than bottoms.
This wardrobe matches the criteria of a modular wardrobe: it is based on a defined colour scheme and you can wear almost every top with every bottom. The modular approach is my favourite way to build a small, but versatile wardrobe because it fits my preferred oufit-building technique. Of course you could also use a different approach, for example the basics/statement pieces method.
What do you think of my selection? How would you go about building your wardrobe, if you could only have 20 pieces?
Where to find the above items: Dresses - Topshop (grey), Lost and Found (black). Trousers - Marc by Marc Jacobs (black and burgundy), Seven for all Mankind (blue). Shirts - H&M (black), Dorothy Perkins (burgundy). Skirts - Monki (black-white), Sarah Berman (black), Other Stories (berry). Tops - Fat Face (sand), J.Crew (grey), Alexander Wang (burgundy-striped), Marc by Marc Jacobs (black), Brochu Walker (navy-grey), Vince (striped). Shoes - Superga (sneakers), Michael by Michael Kors (leopard print loafers), Sam Edelman (tan boots), Rebecca Minkoff (black).