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Your wardrobe building blocks

O.K so now you’ve cleared the cob webs from your closet and can actually see the majority of your garments. Now it’s time to make a list of the missing items you need to purchase so you can create complete outfits.

Before you head out for some retail therapy let’s make sure you invest in the right garments. Why? Because if you are like most people you’re probably only wearing 20% of our wardrobe 80% of the time. If we assumed that we have 100 significant items of clothing in our wardrobe and each is priced at $100 then we have approx. $10,000 of inventory in our wardrobe. If we are only wearing 20% of our clothing then we are wasting $8,000 every few years. Now that’s a reality check!

Typical Wardrobe Expense: 

Average cost per article of clothing $100
Nearly all women own 100 significant items of clothing $10,000
But they only wear 20% of their clothes 80% of the time $2,000
This is repeated every 6-8years.(minimum) $8000 Waste


How much of your wardrobe do you wear?


So why is it that we throw our money away? The answer is we simply don’t invest enough time planning our wardrobe like we would plan other important investments in our life.

Instead of buying trendy items with little lasting value from season to season, invest in classic pieces that can serve as building blocks for your wardrobe every year and will ensure you can create a mix and match wardrobe.

What are classic garments? They are timeless styles that stand aside from the turbulence of high fashion. In your wardrobe they will last until thy fall apart rather than fall out of fashion.

Below is my list of the top 9 classic pieces that most of us should have in our wardrobe.



A Good Pair of Dark Jeans
Dark Jeans
A Timeless Trench
Dark Gray or Navy Suit
Classic Blazer
Navy or Charcoal Blazer
Classic White Shirt
White Dress Shirt
Basic Black Dress
Black Dress Shoes and Belt
Cashmere Sweater
V-Neck Sweater
Casual Weekend Pants
Casual cotton pants
Day Dress
Fitted Tees
Polo Shirt

The reason these items have made it to my top 9 list is because they can be mixed and matched with at least 3 other things in your wardrobe. As my clients know we don’t buy anything unless it meets this criterion! These top 9 essentials are not all the same for everyone, so select styles that suit your colouring , dressing style personality, body shape, age and budget. Stay tuned for our next blog post that will show you how to create a mix and match wardrobe using these 9 essential classic garments.

Stop wasting your time and money!

If your spending precious hours trying to find clothes that flatter you and end up returning 90% of your purchases then it’s time to get help from a shopping and style expert. At Image Consultants we spend over 70% of our time shopping for our clients so we are experts at what we do.

We believe life is too short to wear a bad outfit because first impressions count. We believe size, age, shape or budget will be no barrier for you to look and feel amazing and we would be honoured to show you how.

Give us a call on +61 425235878 and find out about our results orientated personal shopping session. You can also visit our website www.imageconsultants.com.au to learn more about how we can help you look great, save you time, get you compliments and give you your life back!

Styling Your Success,



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