Lifestyle Wardrobe Chart - by Shari Braendel of FashionMeetsFaith.com (instructions below)
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Majority Lifestyle Wardrobe Chart
|Minority Lifestyle Wardrobe|
|Bottoms||#1||#2||#3||#4||#5||#6||*Can be same as above.|
|Accessories||Check when purchased.|
|Statement Handbag (1)|
|Wedding/Cocktail Party/Special Event**||Check when purchased.||Bracelet (2)|
|Dress/Skirt or Pant Suit||Necklace (2)|
|**If you are invited to one of these, are you prepared with the appropriate outfit?|
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The Majority Lifestyle Wardrobe is to be composed of the clothes that you spend most of your life in. Typically, this is your Monday thru Friday, 9am to 6pm wardrobe. The Minority Lifestyle Wardrobe are those clothes that you spend a good part of the time in, but not the major amount of time in. For most, it is your weekend wardrobe. The Special Event section is for those clothes that you may need for a wedding, cocktail party, Christmas party or any other dressy occasion.
The goal is to have fewer clothes with more options for outfits. This way you get the most out of every piece of clothing that you have and also can purchase better quality clothes but less of them. This concept works for every budget.
Notice on the Majority
Lifestyle Wardrobe you have a place for 4 bottoms and 8 tops. The ultimate
goal is to have each of your 4 bottoms coordinate with each of your 8 tops.
At first, you are to list the 4 basic bottoms you wear most of the time and
then list your 8 favorite tops. You do this in the big space ABOVE the
Once your bottoms and tops are listed, then make a pencil mark under the coordinating space on whether or not you can wear the items together. For example, can top #1 be worn with bottom #1? If so, mark a check in the space under the #1 top. Can bottom #1 be worn with top #2? If so, mark a check under top #2. If not, then leave it blank.
Once you have done this with all your tops and bottoms, you will see if you have a wardrobe that mixes and matches or one that is doesn't. Do the same for the Minority Lifestyle Wardrobe. List the shoes that you have to wear with each of your wardrobes. When you glance at your wardrobe sheet, you will easily see what you need and what you don't. If you have too many tops that only go with one or two bottoms then you need to work on getting things that are compatible. If you have only one pair of shoes that go with your wardrobe, then you know another pair or two should be on your shopping list.
Follow suit with your Minority Wardrobe. If it is your weekend wardrobe, make sure you have clothes for church, date night, kids' outings, etc. It may be that you can wear the same shoes with this wardrobe as with your Majority Wardrobe.
There is a place on the plan sheet to check for your statement handbag and proper accessories so you know if you have the right items in your wardrobe. This will help you get to your 16 points more easily. (There is an in-depth explanation of the 16 point accessory rule in Shari's book, Good Girls Don't Have to Dress Bad.)
For your Special Event outfit, it's always good to have an outfit ready to go, instead of having to run out and impulse shop for one. Do you have a classic dress or pant suit that will work if you were invited to an event this weekend? What about the accessories and shoes that go with it? Are they in style and not out of date? It is important to have one outfit ready to go at a moment's notice.
As you prepare your worksheet, just know that the best wardrobes come with time. Don't hurry out to fill in all the spaces. Keep a shopping list in your purse with the items you need to purchase and when you see a great deal, that is the time to pick it up. No more impulse shopping! Also, I invite you to read my new book Good Girls Don't Have to Dress Bad where you find checklists for the essentials you need for your spring/summer wardrobe and your fall/winter wardrobe. I'd love to invite you to be part of my What to Wear Wednesday blog community.
Be Blessed...Be Beautiful,