How 2020 Changed My Wardrobe

2020

The year that changed everything;

from our day to day routines, going to work, seeing our friends and families to seeing the same four walls and the same essential shop runs and daily walks. It’s definitely a year that slowly made a difference to my wardrobe too. As each month came with new restrictions and changes. It’s had me really hone into what I really love and which pieces in my wardrobe are really there for me, for literally any scenario. And this new curation of my wardrobe is something I am continuing for the new year.

‘this new curation of my wardrobe is something I am continuing for the new year.’

WFH is now our new work routine, it is something I like to think I’m used to with being a content creator, but never did I think I’d have to be – to this extent. It’s really made me realise the importance of versatility of the pieces in my wardrobe more than ever. I’ve always been one to steer towards pieces I can wear many different ways and season upon season, but 2020 has really had me fine tuning everything and stripping back right to the ultimate classics.

Comfort has been key, and it’s something we all want when we’re home either way. 2020 has really had me prioritising that alongside pieces that make me feel my best. Those are always a tailored number. Whether it be a pair of trousers or a classic shirt. I’ve LOVED wearing tailored trousers with cosy knitwear being at home, always a winning combo for feeling dressed but still having 100% comfort levels. However, the key piece that has really stood out for me is, BLAZERS. You can’t get any more classic and timeless than that – a piece that will always stand the test of time, and will ALWAYS make you feel your best. You can literally throw it on top of anything and it always brings a chic element to an outfit. These are staples that work from season to season, perfect for at home, perfect for those ‘you’re on mute zoom calls’, cosy walks, to going back to meetings in the future. Pieces that everyone will have in their wardrobes.

Building a rotational sustainable wardrobe this way, that works all year round and that’s planet friendly is something I want to continue too.

Building a rotational sustainable wardrobe this way, that works all year round and that’s planet friendly is something I want to continue too. Of course, I’m trying to add pieces that are made sustainably too, and my favourite brands have been Arket, COS and H&M Conscious. But there are many a times where I may adore a piece which isn’t made sustainably, but that’s where what I’ve honed in on really helps me to decide and question, is it truly a classic and will it work for me over and over.

Continuing this wardrobe journey, I want to work on some blog posts that really delve into each of these particular staples individually. So, a series called ‘All Year Round Staples’ and maybe start the first post solely on my favourite blazers in my wardrobe and what each one brings in terms of fit, cut and style. And with this I hope to help any of you that may be on the hunt for that timeless staple.

I’d love to know if there’s an item you would like me to start with, if there’s a piece you’ve been after to add to your wardrobe whilst your working from home, so please leave your suggestions in the comments!


Yatri Pabari

Monday, January 25th, 2021

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