Fashion detox: All you need for the perfect wardrobe is 37 items of clothing 1 year ago

Fashion detox: All you need for the perfect wardrobe is 37 items of clothing

How many times have you stood in front of your wardrobe thinking how the heck can you have a wardrobe stuffed with clothes, yet nothing to wear?

Seriously – I have been shopping (too much at times) for the guts of 20 years, and yet I so often find I literally HAVE NOTHING TO WEAR whenever I need to go somewhere.

My go-to instinct to these wardrobe crisis moments has always been that I need to go shopping.

However, having done some research, it may seem like shopping for more clothes is not the way out of this mess. In fact, according to experts, all you really need to have a perfectly edited wardrobe is 37 items of clothing.

Yup – that's right. 37 items are all you need to end wardrobe frustration once and for all.

Now, the concept of having a capsule wardrobe is nothing new per se, but these days, it might just be easier for most of us to get on board with the idea. After all, we are coming out of a year-and-half of wearing mostly pyjamas and sweats, so now really is the perfect time to reevaluate our relationship with fashion and curate a post-pandemic wardrobe that actually works and makes sense.

To put simply, a capsule wardrobe is a wardrobe consisting of a set number of versatile pieces that can be easily mixed and matched with one another. The idea being that by having a simple and pared-back wardrobe, you will never be confused or stressed by the choice of having to select from a wardrobe bursting with options.

Another bonus is that having a very simple wardrobe will allow you to have a new approach when it comes to shopping – simply because of the structure it provides. According to PureWow, knowing that you have a set style amongst the pieces in your capsule helps deter you from impulse buys that end up collecting dust in the back of your closet.

So what does the perfect capsule wardrobe contain? Here is a list of 37 items every woman should have in her wardrobe, and that will literally save you from ever again having a wardrobe crisis or make silly impulse buys:

1. White t-shirt

2. White tank top

3. Mockneck tank

4. Crop top

5. Sleeveless blouse

6. White buttondown

7. Patterned buttondown

8. Cami top

9. Bodysuit

10. Turtleneck

11. Sweater vest

12. Trench coat

13. Blazer

14. Denim jacket

15. Leather jacket

16. Puffer

17. Quilted jacket

18. Maxi dress

19. Slip dress

20. LBD

21. Denim shorts

22. Straight leg jeans

23. White jeans

24. Black jeans

25. Trousers

26. Jumpsuit or dungarees

27. Dressy shorts

28. Cardigan

29. MIni skirt

30. Midi skirt

31. Heels

32. Ankle boots

33. Runners

34. Loafers

35. Flip flops

36. Ballet flats

37. High boots

What do YOU think? Would your life be easier if your wardrobe was smaller and more organized? Did YOU ever try a clothing detox of some sort?