Let’s talk about the 80/20 rule for your closet!
Clothes have become a huge part of our lives, and most of us use them to showcase a part of our personality. Plus magazines and blogs are consistently showing new or upcoming fashion trends – it’s hard to keep up!
I read a statistic the other day that stated most Americans have more clothes not than ever before. And right now, there are a TON of options.
From malls to boutique shops to online shopping, you can really shop for clothes at any time. Which is why I believe that 80% of your closet should be staples – non-trendy clothes that you feel your best in. These clothes look great on your body, and more importantly, they make you feel great.
This doesn’t mean that they should be yoga pants and holey t-shirt. Though we all deserve a day where we can hang out in out holey yoga pants and holey t-shirt. What the 80% rule really means is dressing for your shape and your lifestyle.
For example, you’re a customer service rep, it’s probably not the most comfortable idea to wear a sparkly evening gown to work all day.
The other 20% is your trendy items – things that are hot right now. These are items like crop tops, the once-upon-a-time gaucho pants or the jelly shoes. Sometimes these trendy pieces like amazing on us and sometimes they don’t, but they’re fun and there is nothing wrong with trying them out.
I also believe that 80% of your clothes’ budget should be spent on your staple clothes, and 20% of your budget should be spent on your trendy items. Investing in your staple pieces is the best thing for your closet. While going to Forever 21 or Old Navy for your trendy pieces is exactly what you want to do.
The cool thing is that some of the trendy items for me are going to be staple pieces for you! We all have different taste and style. We all have different lifestyles and needs. Dress for what feels right to you, not what’s best for your neighbor.