Have you ever wondered why, despite having a closet stuffed to the gills, you feel as if you have nothing to wear on many occasions? Why do we wear the same few outfits over and over again, while having so many clothes in our closets? Our dressing habits, like many other aspects of our lives, reflect Pareto’s principle, sometimes known as the 80/20 rule. We do, in fact, only wear 20% of our clothing 80% of the time.
According to research, the three main reasons we wear only a fifth of the items we own are: justifying a purchase because the item is on sale, the garment fits the persona of who we would like to be rather than who we are authentically, or we overlook a major flaw in the product in the midst of our euphoria as shoppers.
According to the Guardian, a Weight Watchers survey indicated that women in the UK collectively keep £10 billion in unworn clothing. Based on the research, it appears that we overstock our wardrobes due to emotional need. It appears that it is practically impossible to separate our ideas from the items that we buy, whether for sentimental, motivational (such as future weight reduction), or aspirational (keeping an item in the hopes of wearing it for a future special occasion or to suit the image of our future self) reasons.
“Our thoughts become objects,” you might have heard someone say. As a result, research of enclothed cognition, a developing discipline of thought, indicate that what we wear is intimately linked to our emotional well-being. According to a study conducted by Northwestern University’s Hajo Adam and Adam D. Galinsky, “[a]lthough the cliche goes that clothing do not make the man, [the] results suggest they do possess a weird power over their wearers.”
How we portray ourselves to the rest of the world – and the mirror in front of us each morning – genuinely determines our self-perceptions, daily attitudes, habits, and methods of interacting with people around us. As a result, having a decluttered closet full of dependable, stylish things is critical to our success.
Building a capsule wardrobe can be intimidating, especially considering the overabundance of garment and accessory sellers, and it can lead to a sartorial paradox of choice. Finding the proper top to wear on any given day appears to be the most difficult of all fashion product categories. You are unlikely to want to wear the same shirt or two every day, unlike your favorite pair of jeans and leather jacket (unless you are in Silicon Valley, of course).
Here are ten sorts of hanfu top that every woman should have in her closet to cut through the apparently endless clutter.
Camisole made of silk
A silk cami is a simple way to spice up your normal tank top and jeans combo, whether it’s a hot summer day or a night out. Wear a tried-and-true jacket to the office or on a chilly evening to seem effortlessly put-together.
Tee with a Scoop Neck
A basic white tee shirt is a wardrobe classic that everyone knows about. Scoop neck tee shirts are vital to have on hand for both fashion and utility. While both crewneck and v-neck alternatives are flattering on many people, this style appears to be the most universally flattering and goes with every outfit.
Peplum Top with Structure
Try a peplum-style blouse for a more formal, goes-with-everything piece. This style is incredibly form-flattering thanks to the nipped-in waists and flared hemlines (especially after a big meal).
Shirt with Buttons
Of course, a button-down shirt is a working essential, but it may also be worn on the weekends. These collared shirts lend a hint of sophistication to even the most casual of outfits when worn with denim shorts, jeans, or a skirt. For a sleek, fashionable look, pair with a bold necklace and an armful of bracelets.
Top with a Tie-Waist
Wear one of these blouses to streamline your silhouette and best emphasize your shape. The shirt’s cut emphasises the tiniest section of your waist, making you appear smaller and taller by tying at the waist. For an even more elongated look, pair with slim jeans and heeled shoes.
Top with a Statement
While we frequently rely on our accessories to personalize our clothes, bolder tops are a simple way to stand out and showcase your personality. Of course, shirts like this one from LPA aren’t always ideal for every situation. When it comes to putting together the perfect ensemble for any time and day of the week, there are a myriad of simpler or bolder statement tops to select from.
Blouse with Wrap
This shirt style emphasizes your greatest features while concealing any signs of bloating. These blouses look great with slacks or jeans and delicate jewelry at any time of day, whether it’s for the workplace or happy hour.
Shirt with a Pattern
Give a quirky patterned shirt to your appearance to add depth and mystery and to brighten up your mood when staring in the mirror. These shirts allow you to wear a simple-cut, comfy shirt while yet catching people’s attention with your eye-catching design.
Top with Turtleneck
Halter shirts are highly flattering, but they aren’t ideal for every situation. Stock up on turtleneck tops in both sleeveless and long-sleeve designs for the summer and long-sleeve styles for the winter to get a similar look that slims your arms and lengthens your torso. These shirts look well with practically any pair of pants or skirts and are a bit more refined option than a plain tee.
Sleeves with a Statement
While bracelets and complex arm candy are attractive, they are not necessarily the most practical accessory options. Wearing a statement-sleeved shirt to add interest to your clothing with little effort is a great way to simplify your look without compromising flair. With so many different styles, patterns, and embellishment options, you’re sure to find at least one of these shirts that goes with the rest of your capsule wardrobe.