Philosophy

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Coat: Jolly Chic; Sweater: Banana Republic (similar here and here); Pants: Citizens of Humanity (similar here and here); Shoes: Jolly Chic; Hat: Club Monaco

Let’s be honest, even as a blogger, I don’t have an endless wardrobe. I don’t have a different piece of clothing for each day of the year, and my my week is punctuated by the ‘I have nothing to wear’ dilemma. So for those of you who are plagued by the same issue, I’d like to share my tips on how to make the most of your wardrobe.

Over the years, I’ve learned that shopping smart is the biggest favour you can do for yourself. I firmly believe in investing in quality pieces that I can wear to death (literally). As a blogger, I think we’re held to pretty high standards to constantly provide inspiration and produce new outfits, so my philosophy has always been to keep it simple and real. I’m not going to sit here and pretend like I have unlimited closet space to buy dresses I’m only going to wear once. So I have no shame in repeating my favourite pieces, just so long as they’re worn a little differently each time.

Take these pants for example. They were an investment piece from Citizens of Humanity, but given their versatility, I’ve styled them in so many different ways. My turtleneck, too, is a piece that I bought a year and a half back, but given how simple it is, I can pair it with anything.

How do you make the most of your wardrobe?

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  1. November 15, 2016 / 5:23 pm

    Totally agree with you here, I love to wear things on repeat and feel the same about quality and timeless pieces. Have a lovely day!

    Gemma x
    http://www.jacquardflower.uk

  2. November 15, 2016 / 5:35 pm

    You’re certainly right darling. One needs to be smart on the purchases – quality and timeless are essential.

    Funmi xx
    http://www.funmialabi.co.uk

  3. November 16, 2016 / 4:10 am

    I love that you’re being real about the actual realities of being a style blogger. I completely agree with your thinking. A quality piece will last a lifetime.

  4. November 16, 2016 / 4:34 am

    Clean and chic and always amazing of course!!

  5. November 16, 2016 / 4:56 am

    I wear the same black pants on repeat. Quality over quantity 😉
    Beautiful as always, doll!!
    Xx, Raysa

  6. November 16, 2016 / 11:51 am

    Your outfit is very elegant Siffat! I totally agree with investment pieces. I actually do enjoy seeing successful bloggers wearing the same pieces. It shows how talented the are in styling.
    Cheers,
    T.
    https://tbymallano.com/

  7. November 16, 2016 / 8:24 pm

    Love you simplistic outfit and how cool it looks! I cleaned out my closet a few months back and since then I can always find something to wear, I think this is because whatever clothes I grab, I know I’ll always be happy with my outfit!

    Xx, Lora | http://www.cherrycolastyle.com

  8. November 17, 2016 / 12:40 am

    This whole look is so fabulous. I love how clean, yet extremely chic it is!
    Omnivogues

  9. November 17, 2016 / 2:44 am

    I agree, I have always been a fan of the less is more (cough… my husband would not agree) moto when it comes to clothing. I think investing in staple long lasting pieces makes more sense than buying into the fast fashion trend

    Filipa xxx
    PlayingWithApparel.com | Instagram

  10. November 17, 2016 / 3:09 am

    Another perfect outfit Siffat! I’m with you and lately I’m all about investing in high quality pieces. They never get out of style and there’s so much versatility!

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

  11. November 17, 2016 / 8:01 am

    I can totally relate! I don’t have the money to keep on buying and buying and buying.. I would love to, but no can do. My inspiration for outfits mostly come on Saturday mornings! When I’m still in bed I start thinking about the ‘whattowearnext’ question and in my head I create new combinations with pieces I already have. I love that process.

  12. November 17, 2016 / 11:49 am

    Hey hon, yes fashion bloggers and Insta stars can make one have serious wardrobe envy, but not meeee- the way I see it you can wear a new outfit every day if you are rich as F, a celebrity, get it from PR and since I am neither, well I make do- I find accessories help to remix an outfit…have a good day hon ( :

  13. November 17, 2016 / 11:50 am

    Totally agree with shopping smart, it is way better than just buying things for the sake of buying it and then you can’t find a way to wear them. Investing on things that you know you’d wear for a long time is what I’m trying to do! x

    Ela BellaWorld

  14. Yiota
    November 17, 2016 / 12:14 pm

    You are killin it with this outfit!!! I wish I could pull off white in my outfit as you do! The coat is fab! x

    Yiota
    PinkDaisyLoves

  15. November 17, 2016 / 12:18 pm

    Indeed. I truly believe that criativity is the key. As long as one is creative mixing the exactly same clothes in different ways, people will get inspired.
    People use to think we have an endless wardrobre (or should i say closet) but truth is we haven’t. And talking about it as you did is just so inspiring. From time to time i feel pressured to always get new clothes, and let’s be honest that’s not good at all (my bank account can tell it for sure).
    Enjoy your day, dear.
    lefashionaire.com

  16. Tamara
    November 17, 2016 / 5:43 pm

    Everything in this outfit is just gorgeous! I also have a pair of white smart pants that are a rather investment. They’re always in style and always look elegant!

    XoXo,

    Tamara – LoveofMode.com

  17. November 17, 2016 / 8:49 pm

    I think that most of us go through the “I have nothing to wear” dilemma. I think that having a bunch of pieces that you can mix and match with everything else is key. Having some neutral colors (which for me would be black or grey) and then some basics that will let your standout/louder pieces shine is a good idea too.

    -M

    Violet Roots || Instagram

  18. November 17, 2016 / 9:29 pm

    Oh gurllll you hit the nail right on the head and I so agree with everything you said. I’m the same really. I love the comfort of this outfit. Perfect for fall and winter.

    http://missymayification.blogspot.co.uk

  19. November 17, 2016 / 9:41 pm

    I feel the same, quality over quantity and versatile pieces are the best. You look fabulous in this!

    xo
    http://www.carinavardie.com

  20. November 17, 2016 / 10:00 pm

    I love using the same staple items and mixing them with new items or styling them differently so they look new 😉 …thats a trick I have used for years xx

  21. November 17, 2016 / 10:04 pm

    Siffat, that’s the best philosophy to follow, in my opinion! I’ve been working on making my wardrobe as simple as possible for the last few months, and putting outfits together has never been easier:) I spend much less money as a result, and I understand what I really like in terms of style and trends much better than before. Thanks for sharing this great post and outfit; hope you are having an amazing week:)

    YULIANNOVA

  22. Jessi Malay
    November 18, 2016 / 12:35 am

    Love what you wrote babe 🙂 I totally agree about having some investment pieces and wearing them different ways, I mix and match a lot of high end brands with Zara, H&M and Topshop! It’s crazy to have a new outfit every single day right?!

    XO, Jessi
    http://www.mywhitet.com/how-to-style-your-joggers-to-look-more-feminine/

  23. November 18, 2016 / 3:58 am

    I make the most of my wardrobe by mixing and matching different things! Have a great weekend! 🙂

    Blessings,
    Edye | http://gracefulcoffee.com

  24. November 18, 2016 / 8:05 am

    I think it’s so essential to invest in pieces that can be worn over and over. That way you’re options to recreate and re-style are endless and you can look like you have an endless wardrobe even when you don’t =)

    xoxo Rina
    http://www.andshedressed.com

  25. November 18, 2016 / 8:37 am

    Couldn’t agree about these investment pieces that we can wear all over the time! This light colors look great on you!

    http://violettedaily.com

  26. November 18, 2016 / 12:03 pm

    This sentence keeps me smiles : ” that I can wear to death (literally)”

  27. November 18, 2016 / 5:10 pm

    I’m loving the all white look, it’s so crisp and classy. Totally agree with you on shopping smart, too. It’s great to have pieces that are easily interchangeable for different looks. I find that having a good base of basic pieces that you can style with other statement pieces helps, too.

    Kathryn • simplykk.com

  28. November 20, 2016 / 10:22 am

    Your look is very classy, I love this all white look!
    When I want to buy something, I questioned myself like “would I wear it in school?”, “where will I were this?”, this is my kind of shopping smart!

    http://www.stayclassi.com

  29. November 21, 2016 / 2:43 pm

    I agree – I love to wear things on repeat and it’s great when a new piece is the perfect foil for something you already own!
    I love everything about this look – that coat is gorgeous
    Julia x
    http://www.thevelvetrunway.com

  30. November 25, 2016 / 9:36 pm

    As a blogger I try to master the ‘1 item 1000 differetn ways’ art!
    Otherwise it is not realistic!

    lovely look :