This guide will help you shop less, look better, and transform your appearance.
The past year has been a memorable one for everyone. Many aspects of our lives have changed dramatically, from how we travel and work to who we can see and what they are allowed to do. Not as important, but equally significant, has been the transformation in our daily attire.
This year, there have been many changes in fashion’s approach, whether you have been wearing loungewear more than ever before or shopping online. One positive is that we now have more time to assess what we need in our wardrobes.
We all make poor decisions about our wardrobes, whether we keep old clothes or panic buy pieces that will not be worn. It doesn’t have that way.
We break down 15 wardrobe resolutions you should make now to save space, look better, and feel more confident.
Do not buy something for one occasion.
It’s something we all do. It could be a wedding, a Christmas party or a Friday night at the pub with friends. Going somewhere new and exciting can make us feel like we need something unique, so we buy it. Despite how much we love the piece we bought, it seldom gets more than one use.
You don’t need to buy anything for specific events. Instead, have a few dressier pieces worn on all occasions. You’ll be able to wear it over and over again if you choose something classic and timeless instead of trendy. It will never be the same look if you accessorize well.
Do not buy or keep anything that isn’t right for you.
It is not unusual to keep items that don’t fit you anymore, hoping they will one day fit again. You may also buy an item in a smaller size to lose weight or get something that isn’t your normal size. If you want to reduce your wardrobe size, keeping these items around is a bad idea. Be honest and realistic with yourself. It’s time for you to get rid of it or donate it.
Do not buy or keep anything that isn’t right for you.
Many of us also keep things we don’t like. We often buy something because we see someone wearing it, or because it’s trendy. But it doesn’t fit us, so we don’t take it out of our closet. A piece of clothing that doesn’t make you feel confident and comfortable is not a good fit for you.
Do not buy something because it is a bargain.
Big discounts can easily entice you. Don’t buy it just because it’s cheap. It doesn’t matter how cheap it was; it is a total waste of money if you don’t wear it.
Please get rid of anything you don’t need when you buy it.
A great way to keep your wardrobe in a manageable size is to use the one-in, two-out policy. Every time you add a new piece, take it out and either sell it or give it away to charity. This will keep your shelves and rails from getting cluttered and allow you to feel more confident about the items you purchase. It is impossible to buy something you don’t love, and you will have to give up something you love about your wardrobe.
Swap clothes with your most fashionable friends
Swapping pieces with friends is a great way to keep your wardrobe fresh. You can swap your old clothes for something you don’t wear in a while and trade it for something you love. Trading clothes is a great way to have an exciting wardrobe, whether hosting a clothes swap party with a large group of friends or just one friend.
Do not indulge in extravagant shopping sprees.
We can get stuck in fashion ruts, hate our clothes, and feel like we don’t have anything to wear. This is a common problem. We end up going on huge shopping sprees and end up spending a lot of money on trendy items that will end up sitting in our closets for years, never being worn. Do not let this happen. Keep an eye out for pieces you love all year, and take note of what you don’t have. Think of it as a continuous and evolving process instead of going back to square 1 every few months. You will be able to purchase one piece each month rather than two. This will result in better decisions and a more stylish wardrobe.
Try to find new brands.
We also get attached to certain shops and become comfortable with them. While it’s nice to have a few trusted brands that you can rely on and know well, many amazing new brands are available. Keep exploring the market year-round, from high-end brands to affordable mid-range labels. You will find some unique, fashionable finds that you won’t find anywhere else.
Take tough decisions
People don’t like to throw things away. Sometimes, parting with clothing can mean letting go of memories. This cannot be easy. It’s okay to let go of everything you love, even if you don’t wear it for many decades. You can try it out and see if you like it. It’s time to let it go if it doesn’t get out of your sight.
Create a uniform
The biggest misconception about fashion is that you shouldn’t buy anything similar to what you have. No one wants to own a complete wardrobe of only 15 pairs of navy blue jumpers or 10 pairs of identical black skinny jeans. However, don’t be afraid to use the knowledge you have about what suits your needs. The most fashionable women in the world all have a uniform. They know what they like and stick to it when choosing new pieces.
Your wardrobe is your closet.
Although it sounds obvious, it is easy to forget what’s in our wardrobes. Many of us will have great pieces that haven’t been seen for years or forgotten about while locked down. Before buying anything new, you need to have a clear picture of your closet. You will see what you already have and avoid buying unnecessary items.
Invest in the things you already have
Many of us throw away pieces as soon as they become damaged. However, just because something is worn doesn’t mean it should be thrown out. You can invest in the pieces you already own by learning about local repair services, such as a seamstress or shoe and handbag restorers. It’s worth paying a bit more to fix things than buying the same thing over and over again.
Rentable fashion is something you should embrace.
Thanks to increased awareness of sustainability, renting clothes is now easier than ever. There are also many fashion-rental agencies. It is an excellent way to get a stylish wardrobe. You can feel like you’re wearing something new for special occasions like weddings and parties. You can also be more adventurous and try new pieces.
The hanger trick is a great way to determine if a piece is wearable.
Place all your hangers in the same direction at the start of the season. Turn the hanger in the opposite direction each time you wear a piece. You will quickly see what you are wearing and what you don’t. Fanny Moisant, Vestiaire Collective co-founder, says that women usually wear only 40-60% of their wardrobe.
Capsule wardrobes are powerful!
To be stylish, you don’t have to have a large budget or three separate wardrobes full of designer clothes. It doesn’t make much money at all. You do need to make smart, rational decisions. You only need to buy what you need. Take care of your clothes. It takes only 15 pieces. We are confident that you will be convinced. Below, you can see how to create a capsule wardrobe.
Think about how much space you will save.