About 10 years ago, I read on a fashion blog about the ‘5 piece French wardrobe’ principle. The idea is quite simple! First, you need to get rid of the clutter in your closet: items you haven’t worn for years, don’t fit anymore or that are soooo 2008, just throw them away! Next, it is very important to create a wardrobe that is filled with timeless, basic pieces of a high quality. Think the perfect jeans, LBD, coat or designer bag. Once your basic pieces are all set, there’s room to splurge on 5 ‘trend pieces’ every season. Gold pants, a velvet jacket,…, all these items will match perfectly with the existing basics in your closet and your expenses on clothing will stay in control 🙂 Of course, the basics need to be adapted too once in a while, but you catch my drift right?
My idea of the perfect basics? This black knitted turtleneck dress with a perfect fit and length, a classic camel ‘lammy’ look coat and of course my beloved designer shoes and bag. All of these items are so versatile and can be worn for a thousand occasions when combined differently.
I’m curious, have you tried the ‘5 piece French wardrobe’ principle yet?
Dress || From Sienna With Love
Coat || Two via Sienna Goodies
Boots || Balenciaga
Bag || Chloé
Pictures by Nathalie