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How to create
a timeless wardrobe

By Abigail Pyke

Classic colors and clean lines will never fail you, like our signature Corset Collection.

Evaluate your current wardrobe

Instead of starting from scratch, go through your wardrobe and look at all of your pieces. What pieces do you feel best in? What pieces have you worn time and time again and will never part with? Begin building around these pieces first. The key to creating your perfect and timeless wardrobe is making sure that it fits your style, and that it makes you feel the best as possible. Donate any items you don't plan on keeping.

Going shopping

Do you feel like you're missing some key styles to round out your wardrobe? Try to not shop impulsively, and consider your purchases. It's best to think in outfits when shopping and not just of individual items. Before purchasing, consider how the garment will mix and match with your other items, or use a service like Harper Concierge to try pieces on at home, within the context of your wardrobe.

Our Romy Corset is a nod to the past, and easy to match with the current style of jeans, or a classic skirt.

Tailoring and care

Don't be afraid to head to the tailor's -- they'll know exactly how to alter your piece so it seems like it was custom made for you. Having a perfect fit means that you'll wear it more, and it will continue to look great as time goes on. Looking after your pieces, once they're altered and in your wardrobe is key. Always follow the proper washing directions, and avoid excessive washing, drying, and hanging.

Quality is king

Fast fashion may help you stay on top of trends, but when creating a wardrobe and selecting pieces that will last you for years to come, it all comes down to quality fabrics and superior construction. If you want to look current with your timeless pieces, play up your outfit with contemporary accessories. Knowing how your clothes are made, the values that the brand stands for, and understanding what your pieces are made of will help keep your pieces around longer.

Our classic Margaux Turtleneck is crafted from high quality merino yarn, and is given a contemporary sartorial update with the Jade Bra layered overtop.

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