They’re all over Pinterest these days:
“50 Must Have Wardrobe Classics”
“28 Closet Essentials For Fall”
“10 Staples Every Girl Should Own”
“10 Shoes Every Woman Should Own”
While I sometimes enjoy browsing through these lists of “classics” and “must-have items”, I think these lists can cause us to think that we need clothes that don’t make sense for us.
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Why You Shouldn’t Follow “Must-Have” Clothing Lists
I Don’t Need Dress Clothes
I can dress super casually for my job. I truly don’t need to own dress clothes. I have a dress or two for special occasions and that’s about it.
These must-have lists don’t take into account how unique we all are.
If I had all kinds of dress clothes, they would never ever get worn. I have no need for high heels or pencil skirts.
I try to keep my wardrobe simple. I don’t want a closet full of clothes I’ll never wear.
It’s a waste of money and a waste of time when I have to dig through all of the things I’m never going to wear to get to the things I do want to wear.
I Hate Blazers and Collared ShirtsYes, they're classy and always make you look put together, but I just hate collared shirts and blazers. I'm not comfortable in them at all. Every time I try to wear one of them, I end up changing. And let me tell you, blazers and collared shirts are on every one of those must-have lists! I like the look of heels or wedges, but my bad back makes wearing such things a painful idea. Plus, I live in a tiny farm town. Where would I possibly wear heels or wedges?
I've Tried To Follow The RulesI hate to admit that I've tried to own the must-have classic clothing items, and it just didn't work out. There is currently a beautiful classic trench coat in my closet. It fits great. I've never worn it.
The way I dress doesn't need to include classic, must-have, or trendy items. It just needs to work for me.I have 3 pairs of the exact same yoga pants. I wear them every week. I have 4 different fleece zip-ups that get worn constantly. The must-have items that I own might just be the items I wear least.
Your wardrobe should be made up of only the pieces that work for you! That is why you shouldn't follow "must-have" clothing lists!