How to look more stylish
We don’t recommend living by the “new year, new you” mantra. And we wouldn’t advise you to pressure yourself to make drastic lifestyle changes just because it’s a new year. However, there’s no harm in making small, manageable, and positive changes to improve your life. Many people find the new year a great time to organize their lives and make a list of what they need, especially regarding clothes. It is a great time to decide what should be kept and what should go.
We all need to make better decisions about our wardrobes, whether we keep old clothes or buy panic-shopping pieces that will only be worn once. It doesn’t have that way.
We have listed 15 wardrobe resolutions that you can start now to make your closet more spacious, save money, and look better than ever.
Do not buy one item for one occasion
It’s something we all do. It could be a wedding, a birthday, or a Friday night dinner with friends. Going somewhere new and exciting can make us feel like we need something unique, so we buy something. Despite how much we love the piece we bought, it seldom gets more than one use.
You don’t need to buy something for specific events. Instead, have a few dressier pieces that can be 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 in the hope they will one day fit again. You may also buy an item in a smaller size to lose weight, or to get something that isn’t your normal size. If you want to reduce your wardrobe size, it is a bad idea to keep these items around. 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.
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 not only keep your shelves and rails from getting cluttered, but it will also help you be 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 you are hosting a clothes swap party with a large group of friends or having a one-to-one deal with one friend.
Do not indulge in extravagant shopping sprees
We can get stuck in fashion ruts 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. Instead of going back to square 1 every few months, think of it as a continuous and evolving process. You will be able to purchase one piece of clothing every now and again, instead of two big shopping trips per year. This will result in better decisions and a more stylish wardrobe.
Try to find new brands
We also get stuck in style ruts because we are attached to certain shops and feel comfortable with them. While it’s nice to have a few trusted brands that you can rely on and know well, there are so many amazing new brands 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 can be very difficult. 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. Don’t be afraid, however, 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 about what’s in our wardrobes. Many of us will have great pieces that haven’t been seen for years or have been forgotten about while locked down. Before you buy anything new, you need to have a clear picture of your closet. You will be able to 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 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.