By now you should have 1) cleaned out your closet except for the items you just love and are vintage or vintage inspired, 2) checked off any basics you already had off the list, 3) boned up on the basic vintage silhouettes, so now it is time for step 4) Finding the rest of your basics and adding in color!
As I mentioned in Part 2, it is fairly simple to find basic vintage or classic style clothing at all price points. So what I did was found a few black basics, and then added in a color- pink- so you can see some different items and where they came from:
In this collection we have items from Target, Modcloth, Old Navy, H & M, Kohls, and Amazon! And the grand total for everything in this collection is just over $300! Isn’t that amazing!Once you have the basics, everything else you buy should coordinate with something from the foundation of your wardrobe. For example, if you buy a vintage 1940s cotton dress, it would look adorable with the black flats and the stud earrings. If you find a 1950s beaded cardigan, it would be perfect with the dress, the skirt, and possibly the pants. As you can see, the original basic check list is a wonderful jumping off point for the rest of your wardrobe.
If you are really organized, you can take a picture of each item you own with your smart phone and then when you are out shopping, you can just scroll through your wardrobe so you will know if the top you are dying to get actually goes with any of your bottoms. That way you don’t waste money on a garment you will never wear because you have nothing to go with it.
If any of you dolls are needing help with an item, either finding it or wondering if it is a basic or not, just email me at theglamoroushousewife(at)gmail(dot)com, or Facebook me. I just love helping my followers find beautiful garments.