Starter Kit Wardrobe Guides

After talking with tons of women who were trying to rebuild wardrobes, one thing became clear: It can be super crazy overwhelming!

I’ve written a series on building a Wardrobe From Scratch, created capsule wardrobes with 35-50+ pieces to build a wardrobe, and write a lot of other content to help people build wardrobes. But I’ve realized that lists of 35-50 clothing items can be daunting when you’re starting from nothing.  It takes so much time and energy to find even ONE item, let alone 35!  And let’s not even talk about the money it costs!

To make the process of building a wardrobe less overwhelming and way more attainable, I started a new collection called the Starter Kit Wardrobe Guides!  

If you’ve needed to build a wardrobe from scratch but have felt overwhelmed by huge lists of clothes or just haven’t known where to start, the Starter Kit Wardrobe Guide is for you!

 

WHAT’S A STARTER KIT WARDROBE?

Starter Kit Guides are for people who are starting from scratch or close to it.  Rather than being overwhelmed trying to build a full wardrobe from scratch all at once, this guide will help you build a Starter Kit Wardrobe. A Starter Kit Wardrobe is a smaller collection of strategically chosen pieces that will work for you now and set you up to expand to a fuller wardrobe in the future. This way, you can rebuild your wardrobe slowly, in doable, bite-sized portions!

This guide is more “beginner,” helping you build a solid foundation with both your wardrobe and style know-how.  (If you already have a full wardrobe and just want to get more ideas for remixing, the PMT Challenges will be more up your alley.)  

 

THE COLLECTION OF STARTER KIT WARDROBE GUIDES

The guides are broken up by Style Profiles + Seasons.  This is to minimize the number of clothes you need to focus on and make it less overwhelming.  I’ve only created one guide so far, which is for an Everyday Casual Spring wardrobe.  I’ll be working on guides for Everyday Casual Fall, and Winter wardrobes as well guides for Business Casual Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter wardrobes.  Guides for each Style Profile will all work together across seasons and have overlapping pieces as seasons allow!

 

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • List of clothes and accessories to get your wardrobe started for the current season
  • Shopping links to exact or similar pieces (updated weekly during the 3 months of the current season).  Plus size options available!
  • Guidance for building an Everyday Casual wardrobe
  • First steps for building Dressy Casual and Athleisure sections of your wardrobe
  • 33 Outfit Ideas from 14 articles of clothing, 5 accessories, and 3 pairs of shoes!
  • Style Tips to learn to put together the outfits

HOW IT WORKS: THE TWO PHASES

This guide will help you build a Starter Kit Wardrobe in two phases:

Phase 1 – Core Basics & Outfits

  • Identifies 7-9 Core Pieces + 2-5 Accessories to get your wardrobe started for the current season
  • Shows 9-11 Outfit Ideas + Style Tips
  • At the end of Phase 1 you will have a compact and functional wardrobe.  If you’re content at this stage, you can stop here for a while! If and when you’re ready to expand, move on to Phase 2.

Phase 2 – Additional Pieces to Build Out Your Wardrobe

  • Identifies key Additional Pieces as your next step for expanding your wardrobe
  • Shows just 1-2 types of pieces to get next for more Everyday Casual outfits, Dressy Casual outfits, or Athleisure outfits
  • Shows tons more Outfit Ideas if you add just a few more pieces!

 

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • List of clothes and accessories to get your wardrobe started for the current season
  • Shopping links to exact or similar pieces (updated weekly during the 3 months of the current season).  Plus size options available!
  • Guidance for building Everyday Casual, Dressy Casual, and Athleisure sections of your wardrobe
  • 22 Outfit Ideas: 14 Everyday Casual, 3 Athleisure, 5 Dressy Casual
  • Style Tips to learn to put together the outfits

HOW DOES THIS COMPARE TO PMT CHALLENGES?

I created these because I saw how overwhelming it was for women there to try go from zero pieces to 35 in a PMT Challenge all in one swoop. One, it’s a lot of shopping. Two, it’s a lot of money. Three, 35 pieces and 60 something outfits is overkill for most people who are starting from scratch. Four, even though the challenges are pretty casual, some of the outfits are still too fancy for a lot of people who are used to not getting dressed at all–it’s too big of a leap. They don’t need that much stuff or to play with style that much right off the bat. I finally realized how much of a gap there was for people between the ~30 piece capsules/challenges and someone who is starting from scratch.

The Starter Kits are for people who are starting from scratch or close to it.  They focus the lists and are more “beginner” and basic in regards to wardrobe foundations as well as style know-how.

PMT Challenges are better for people who have clothes but want to fill holes, or want to become experts at remixing.  Starter Kits are for people who feel overwhelmed and don’t even know where to start with clothes or style.

 


PURCHASE A STARTER KIT WARDROBE GUIDE

 

SUMMER – Everyday Casual – $14.99

33 Outfit Ideas from 14 articles of clothing, 5 accessories, and 3 pairs of shoes!

 

 

SPRING – Everyday Casual – $14.99

22 Outfit Ideas from 13 articles of clothing, 2 accessories, and 3 pairs of shoes!