Hey everyone! First off, I just want to say thanks again to everyone who applied for the production assistant position last week. It was a huge surprise for us to see how many of you live in Berlin and wanted to help out! For everyone who has been wondering what all of this is about: It's all still tightly under wraps, but I can't wait to finally spill the beans, hopefully sometime in July :)
Ok, so.... summer wardrobes! If you've been reading this blog for a while now, you'll know that instead of editing (and adding to) my wardrobe throughout the year, I like to batch my shopping and look at my wardrobe all at once at the beginning of a season. Read A year in style: How to maintain your wardrobe throughout the year to learn more. The main benefit of this approach is that it makes it easy to spot gaps and make sure your wardrobe works as a whole, is versatile and mixable, and gives you enough to wear for all of the different activities you have planned for the next few months.
When it's time to plan out my wardrobe for a new season, I usually stick to the same few steps: I look at my calendar to see what types of clothes I'll need, I decide on an overall look, choose a rough colour palette, some key pieces and so on, and at the end I write a to-do list of everything I still need to shop for, repair or replace.
For the summer season I usually do all of this by mid-June at the latest, but because I've been so busy with that project, I'm running way behind this year!
For everyone who is in the same boat I've prepared a little free worksheet that you can use to plan out and finetune your wardrobe for the summer. It will help you define an overall look for the season, set some style goals or shopping resolutions, choose outfit formulas that work for your lifestyle specifically and give you lots of other pointers to make sure your summer wardrobe is as functional (and great-looking) as possible.
If you need help with some of the steps, feel free to click through the resources below.
Note: The planner works best for people who already have a good idea of their overall personal style, so if the whole thing just looks overwhelming, you may be a better candidate for the INTO MIND workbook or the 10 step wardrobe revamp, which both show you exactly how to develop your unique sense of style from scratch and build up a matching wardrobe step-by-step.
Summer Wardrobe Planner
- Wardrobe Curating FAQ
- How to build the perfect wardrobe: 10 basic principles
- How to build your best spring wardrobe yet
Define your style
- How to choose a versatile colour palette for your wardrobe
- 10 ways pinterest can help you refine your personal style
Building the perfect wardrobe
- Rebuilding your wardrobe on a budget: What to buy first
- Building the perfect wardrobe for work
- Building a Capsule Wardrobe 101
- Closet detox cheat sheet