Today we present to you a shopping guide to help you buy fewer but better and change your look along the way.
The past year was unique for everyone. Much of our life, from where we work and how we spend our holidays, to who we see and what we are allowed to do, has seen a drastic change. In this, our approach to what we wear every day is also changing.
Whether you prefer boutiques or to shop online more often than ever, there have been many changes in our approach to fashion this year. However, one of the benefits of spending a lot of time at home is that we had the opportunity to appreciate what we need in our wardrobe, and now that we are back to our normal life, we can understand what should be kept, and what should be kept away.
From clinging on to old clothes that we never wear, to panic purchases of things that won’t have been worn on more than one outing, we are all guilty of making unreasonable decisions when it comes to the wardrobe. But, your wardrobe need not be like that.
Here are 5 wardrobe choices you need to take now so you can free up space, save money and look better than ever.
1. Don’t buy something for a single occasion
We are all to blame for this. Whether it’s a wedding, a Christmas party, Friday night, pub, meeting with friends, etc. anything exciting happens, we feel like we need something special and therefore something new to wear. Most of the time, however, we like the product we buy, it rarely appears more than once. Instead of buying something special for certain events, try to have a few more fashion items in your wardrobe for more versatility. If you choose something simple and classic over modern and trendy, you can wear it over and over again. It will never be the same again thanks to clever accessories.
2. Don’t buy or store things that don’t fit you
It’s not uncommon to store things that don’t fit in the hope that they will someday. It is also common to buy something too small to lose weight, or because it is on sale at a discount and is not your normal size. However, holding onto things that can’t be worn is one of the worst things you can do if you’re trying to cut your wardrobe. Be realistic and honest with yourself. If it doesn’t work for you, it’s time to sell or donate.
3. Don’t buy or store things that don’t suit you
In addition to holding onto things that don’t fit us, many of us keep things that we know don’t look good. Often we buy things because it’s a big trend or because we see other people wearing them and think it looks great, but because it doesn’t look good on us, we never take it out of the closet. Always remember, if it doesn’t make you feel confident, smart and comfortable, it has no place in your life.
4. Don’t just buy something just because it is at a bargain price
It’s easy to get big discounts and you should take advantage of big sales, especially when it comes to investment in designer products, but only when you need to add your arsenal to that product. Never buy anything just because it is a bargain. No matter how accessible it is, if you are never going to use it, it’s a waste of time and money.
5. When you buy something, get rid of something else
A great way to keep your wardrobe the right size is to adhere to a one-in-one-out policy: every time you add something new, take something old out (and sell or donate to charity). Not only will this help prevent rails and shelves from overflowing, but it also means you need to be more confident in what you are buying. You will never buy something if you don’t love it, knowing that you are about to lose something special from your wardrobe.
So, here are five wardrobe styling tips to bring fresh life to your wardrobe. If considered firmly to your shopping routine, they will help you manage space and finances.