No one gives us outfit envy quite like our French fashion counterparts – OK, apart from Olivia Palermo maybe. There’s just a certain je ne sais quoi that sets them apart, and that, dear reader, is the perfect capsule wardrobe. Yep, our stylish sisters across the Channel rely on a concise, streamlined edit of pieces to curate the kind of looks that send street style photographers wild. So, no heaving rails or overstuffed drawers is the rule for French gals, and luxury re-sale site Vestiaire Collective has come up with the ultimate guide for avoiding exactly that.
Vestiaire’s founder Fanny Moizant – herself a perfect example of effortless French chic – has a very strict one-in, one-out policy when it comes to her wardrobe, and the site’s team have applied this to their new – and very clever – Ultimate Wardrobe Detox Guide. Available to download from Vestiaire Collective from today, the 8-page booklet is a master class in applying the rules of minimalism to your wardrobe and will help you de-clutter your wardrobe in 10 very easy steps. Developed in partnership with Anuschka Rees of Into-mind.com, the guide will help you get rid of unnecessary clutter and build the perfect closet, which basically means you can wave goodbye to the daily ‘what to wear?’ dilemma. Genius.
So what if you’ve got a wardrobe worthy of featuring on The Hoarder Next Door? Fear not! Vestiaire has also created a rather handy flow chart to help you get your French style overhaul off the ground, and believe us when we say it couldn’t be easier. And don’t even think about using the old “but I might wear it again some day” excuse. The Ultimate Wardrobe Detox Guide has a whole section on getting around all the usual justifications we come up with for hanging on to those worn-once, excruciating killer heels. That’s right, no excuses ladies. And just think, once you’ve completed your wardrobe cleanse, you can indulge in a little re-tox by filling in any outfit gaps with some of the timeless pre-loved pieces on offer at Vestiaire Collective. We’d call that a win-win situation.