Over the past weeks, I shared my best wardrobe planning tips in a series of blog posts. The response has been incredible. But some of you also reached out to ask for a shortcut. And here it is – my printable worksheet collection. Just go through the steps, ask yourself the relevant questions, and fill each worksheet with your findings. I think wardrobe planning has never been easier.
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But first, let’s quickly recap what wardrobe planning is and what the key benefits are.
What Is Wardrobe Planning?
Wardrobe planning helps us determine what we need, discover what we really want, assess what we already have, and identify the missing pieces in our wardrobes.
What Are the Key Benefits?
Not immediately but mid-term, wardrobe planning
- saves you time
- saves you money
- supports sustainability
If you want to know more about the benefits of wardrobe planning – and how to find out if it’s the right thing for you – this article is a good read:
And now, let’s run through the three steps of wardrobe planning. I linked to the corresponding articles. Refer to them whenever you need more guidance when filling in your worksheets.
How to Plan Your Wardrobe in 3 Steps
Wardrobe Planning Step 1: Consider Where You Live (Your Environment)
It makes sense to start with our environment as the most obvious function of clothes is to protect us from the elements. Hence, climate and weather conditions determine what kind of clothes we need. Not only, though. The local environment and infrastructure also play an important role. We have different needs when living in a big city, small town, or in the countryside. Moreover, culture, traditions, and the common style in our community will most likely influence what we want to wear.
Wardrobe Planning Step 2: Review Your Lifestyle
Step 2 of wardrobe planning takes a closer look at how we live. Reviewing our lifestyle means figuring out what we frequently do. This defines what types of clothes, shoes, and accessories we mostly need. Think, for instance, what you’d wear working full-time in a corporate environment compared to working from home.
Wardrobe Planning Step 3: Clarify Your Needs (Haves and Wants)
The third step of wardrobe planning is to clarify what we need, already have, and what we desire. From my experience, this step is the most challenging. Our goal is to create a comprehensive wardrobe planning list, based on an inventory of our existing clothes, and a wishlist. Refer to the post linked below to get some help on this step.
Sidestep: Wardrobe Decluttering
When planning our wardrobe, we’ll also need a complete overview of our existing clothes, shoes, and accessories. This means it’s the perfect time to declutter our closet. I’ve listed some posts to help you with this often challenging task.
- Wardrobe Decluttering a la Marie Kondo: Pros and Cons
- Wardrobe Decluttering a la Marie Kondo: Lessons Learned
- The KonMari Method: All You Need to Know + Printable Guide
Download Your Free Printable Worksheet Collection
Wardrobe planning is an effort, for sure. This is why I created this collection of printable worksheets. They will guide you through all steps and provide a helpful framework. Basically, you only need to answer a range of questions and capture your findings.
The collection includes all these worksheets:
- Climate and Weather Conditions – 2 worksheets
- Local Environment and Infrastructure – 1 worksheet
- Common Style, Culture, and Traditions – 1 worksheet
- Where You Live vs. Your Personal Preferences – 1 worksheet
- Activities and Occasions – 2 worksheets
- Special Requirements – 2 worksheets
- Lifestyle Reality Check – 3 worksheets
- Wardrobe Inventory – 1 worksheet (print out more if you need more space)
- Wardrobe Planning List – 1 worksheet (print out more if you need more space)
- Planning List Check – 1 worksheet
- Wardrobe Wishlist – 1 worksheet (print out more if you need more space)
Wardrobe Planning Worksheet Collection
Plan and create a wardrobe full of clothes you love to wear!
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More Tips and Inspirations
Here’s where you find all of my wardrobe planning articles:
A well-planned and well-curated wardrobe help you transition into slow fashion. I’ve listed a range of attainable steps for creating a ‘slow wardrobe’.
I’m sure you want your carefully selected clothes to last longer. My series of wardrobe maintenance articles provide tips on how to take good care of your clothes and extend their lifespan.
- 7 Tips to Extend the Life of Your Clothes
- How to Take Care of Luxury Fabrics
- Laundry Symbols Explained
If you like the ‘less, but luxe’ idea, follow me on Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for more tips and inspirations. And don’t forget to join my email list to receive weekly updates plus content that’s exclusively available to my readers.
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