collaborative post // We’ve all been there – you go to your wardrobe and it’s full but there’s nothing you want to wear. There’s nothing worse than shrinking at a social occasion because you don’t feel confident in what you’re wearing. This is usually a sign that it’s time to get a new wardrobe and feel like yourself again.
So, what do you do? Read on to find out how to invest in your wardrobe to make it the best it can be.
Find your style
This is easier said than done! Style is an ever-evolving aspect of everyone’s life. As your body changes and the way you want to express your identity changes, so will your sense of style.
Go through your current repertoire and make different piles. Make one to keep, one to donate to charity shops and one to take to your local textiles recycling point.
If you’re feeling a disconnect with a wardrobe that you don’t feel reflects who you are anymore, it’s time to find your flair again.
Check out inspiration boards on platforms like Pinterest for ideas you may not have come across on your own.
Invest in basics
It’s no good investing in a wardrobe full of clothes that are only suitable for one event. As such, you need to have the basics covered so you have a versatile wardrobe that will actually work for your everyday life.
Having pieces such as white t-shirts, a little black dress, and denim shorts will allow you to mix and match with more stand-out complementary clothing and make you feel like you have a broader range of outfits.
It’s not just about outerwear; you should invest in high-quality underwear, like a proper fitting lingerie set, to boost your confidence and make yourself feel good.
Choosing statement pieces
When it’s your time to shine for a night on the town or a special occasion, you’ll need some statement pieces to look and act your best.
By getting a few different styles of coat and jackets, you can easily adapt outfits for the seasons. For example, a well-tailored blazer or a faux fur coat can give a sequin dress very different vibes.
Be sure to get a few different pairs of shoes that you can wear with multiple outfits that are appropriate for various weather conditions.
Tips for investing:
- Buy quality: Instead of buying several cheaper items that will wear quicker, buy fewer items of higher quality. Not only is this better for the environment, but you’ll need to replace your wardrobe less often.
- Choose for comfort: Pick pieces for your wardrobe that you feel comfortable in. If you buy uncomfortable pieces for looks alone, you won’t wear them enough to offset their value.
- Buy mix and match: Select pieces you can mix and match to make choosing outfits quicker