This is a part of Redesign Everything, a brand new collection about artistic methods to reinvigorate your life in the brand new yr, whether or not it’s your wardrobe, your facet hustle, or your Zoom bookshelf. Read the remainder of the collection right here.–Editors 

Actresses are well-known for his or her infinite closets, filled with the trendiest, most glamorous designer seems. Not Gwyneth Paltrow. While she at all times seems stylish and put collectively, she says her wardrobe is made up of a comparatively small choice of snug clothes, in impartial colours that she wears day after day, yr after yr. “I buy classic pieces, and I keep them forever,” says the Goop founder and the star, most just lately, of The Avengers and The Politician.

[Photo: courtesy Goop]It’s a vogue philosophy that may look extra interesting than ever, now that many people are at residence and looking out to downsize our closets. Over the previous 5 years, Paltrow has thought rather a lot in regards to the rules of constructing a wardrobe. In 2016, she launched her personal vogue line, G Label, which replicates her favourite items from her personal closet and manufactures them in Italian factories. While G Label items are dear, Paltrow believes that it’s attainable to make investments in excessive-high quality sturdy fundamentals, no matter your price range.

Throughout the quarantine, her wardrobe hasn’t modified a lot, since cozy fundamentals have at all times been her go-to items: She has caught to a uniform of trousers and sweaters, adorned with the occasional piece of chunky jewellery for a Zoom name. And but, she says this method to dressing can nonetheless be enjoyable and thrilling. “I dress like myself,” she says. “I express myself and cultivate my presentation more sartorially than through any other expression.” Here are her high tips for redesigning your wardrobe in 2021 and past.

Define your model

It’s a lot simpler not to be swayed by the newest pattern if you happen to really feel assured in your personal private aesthetic, Paltrow says. In her case, she says she developed her model in her teenagers, whereas attending a college the place she had to put on a uniform. She appreciated the preppy look of the outfit, however she additionally embraced the problem of getting artistic with equipment to domesticate a novel look that stood out from her friends. Decades later, she has the same method: She picks traditional garments, however with a little bit twist to preserve issues attention-grabbing—a easy cashmere sweater with puffed sleeves, or utility pants with an additional large leg. “I’ve always gravitated towards these pieces, and I feel most like myself when I wear them,” she says.

[Photo: courtesy Goop]Your aesthetic could also be completely different from hers, however understanding what you want permits you to have a transparent-headed method if you store. It additionally prevents you from falling for no matter colour or silhouette occurs to be in vogue that season. Paltrow isn’t utterly opposed to developments. Occasionally, she provides one thing, like jewellery or a sweater, that matches into the remainder of her wardrobe. “It spices up the look and keeps things interesting,” she says. “But I’m not overhauling the whole closet.”

[Photos: courtesy Goop]

Stick to window purchasing

Shopping is considered one of America’s nice pastimes, and like anyone else, Paltrow likes strolling into lovely shops, decked out with the newest merchandise and fashions. But she says she doesn’t typically deliver residence new garments from these excursions. Unless she feels she actually wants a garment and can put on it for years, she received’t purchase it. “For me, visiting a store is almost like walking through a gallery,” Paltrow says. “It’s a form of entertainment to me, because I feel so inspired by what I see in stores. But it doesn’t necessarily mean buying something new.”

Paltrow recommends making a slight psychological shift: Rather than purchasing to buy new garments, take into consideration purchasing as a type of inspiration and a means to recognize creativity in the style trade. This will spare you for accumulating loads of stuff you don’t want.

Even Gwyneth rents

Throughout her profession, Paltrow has had to go crimson carpet and black tie occasions, the place she wears glittery robes. But she doesn’t typically purchase these items; as a substitute she rents or borrows. “I was into Rent the Runway before the brand even existed,” she says, with amusing. “When I go to these events, and I’m photographed, I know I’m not likely to wear the outfit again. So why buy, when I can just borrow?” Of course, most individuals don’t have designers providing to allow them to borrow garments–however luckily, the remainder of us can flip to rental firms to decide up a flowery frock we’ll solely put on as soon as.

[Photo: Coliena Rentmeester/courtesy Goop]

You don’t want to reinvent your self

In Hollywood, some celebrities like to reinvent themselves each few years with a whole makeover. (Looking at you, Madonna!) Paltrow has by no means felt the necessity to do that, however that doesn’t imply that her model hasn’t modified over the a long time. Her tastes have developed over time to adapt to every new section of life. She nonetheless has some outfits in her closet from her twenties, however she has additionally picked up items over time that match into her present way of life which includes working an organization and being a mother. “These days, I’m looking for clothes that are chic, put together, comfortable, and also a bit sexy,” she says.

[Photo: Coliena Rentmeester/courtesy Goop]The vogue trade is premised on fixed change and types are invested in promoting you a unique look every season. But moderately than taking cues from designers and types, Paltrow recommends pondering rigorously about your present way of life. How can your wardrobe serve your present way of life and allow you to mission the individual you’re proper now?

[Photo: courtesy Goop]

But do dress, even in quarantine

It’s simple to let your look devolve because the pandemic stretches into months, and years. But Paltrow says it’s value placing some effort into your outfit, even if you happen to’re not leaving your home. “I think it is easy to get demoralized when you don’t get dressed in the morning,” she says.

The good factor is that it’s simple to placed on actual garments if you’ve pared down your wardrobe to your favourite, most snug items. And finally, despite the fact that Paltrow’s philosophy is to make dressing as simple as attainable, she believes that garments are essential as a result of they permit you to categorical who you’re to the world, even when solely on Zoom. “Clothing plays an important role in helping you feel like yourself, or helping you imagine the next iteration of who you’ll be,” she says. “That’s more important than ever right now, when everything in our lives has been so disrupted.”