Wardrobe Maintenance

Posted: April 22, 2010 in Wardrobe Tips
Have you ever stood in front of your wardrobe full of clothes and felt you have nothing to wear? If your answer is yes, your are not alone. It simply says that it’s time to streamline your wardrobe. As women we all have gone through it at some point of time. We generally do two things. We either wear the same items often or end up shopping for more clothes. Either way, we find ourselves in a fix not knowing what to put on. In order to always have something to wear, you need to rework your closet and your buying habits. Here are few simple guidelines that can help you with just that.

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Clean your closet:

Firstly clean your closet. Your job is to evaluate. Toss of anything that is outdated, that doesn’t fit/flatter you or you haven’t worn in a year. Having clothes in your wardrobe that you never wear or use can cause clutter and make you feel all the more frustrated. You can either pass the clothes to your relatives or donate them to the charity. You can also sell your items online in sites such as ebay. Make sure you update your wardrobe every season by eliminating the items you don’t wear and adding essential pieces that fit to your changing needs.

Make a list::

Consider your lifestyle and make a list of items you need to add to your closet. Assure that you have sufficient clothing that will carry you through all the events in your daily schedule. Look if you have something to wear for every one of these events. If you do not, list them down and shop for those items.

Never buy in an impulse:

Always make sure you plan your budget accordingly, so that your don’t buy in an impulse. Buying pieces in an impulse, can end up remaining in your closet for long. You might be spending on something you hardly wear. Also, just because an item is trendy or just because it looks good on someone else, it doesn’t mean that it can be the best choice for you. You may look great in a classic piece that suits than a trendy piece that can look frumpy on you. Never buy clothes that you hope to lose weight and fit into. Focus on items that you fit into now.

Go for classic pieces:

Buy classic pieces in materials that you can wear for at least 3 seasons. Question yourself if you can pair the item with at least 3 pieces you already own or how long will you be able to wear it before it’s gone out of style. See of you can dress it up or down. However, if you want to be your fashionable best, its advisable that you also have few stylish pieces that go with the present trends. You can buy few inexpensive pieces so that you discard it later, if the item is a fad or if you are not too particular about using it.

Incorporate it with accessories:

You can add color and style to your wardrobe with some real good accessories. Play with jewelry, bags and shoes to spice up your look. Including trendy accessories into your wardrobe is an inexpensive way to look chic and stylist without having to spend a lot.

Have a systematic shopping plan:

Instead of buying all of your clothes at a stretch, it’s better to have a systematic shopping plan. Add two or three items a month. This way you will stop shopping in an impulse. Have 4 or 5 basic colors as the foundation of your wardrobe and coordinate it with other items in your wardrobe. For instance, a top must go with your jeans, trouser and skirt. Purchase more solids that printed stuff, because printed items tend to get outdated easily. The end result- your wardrobe will have some better choices and you end up saving money.

Keep in mind, the goal is to build a wardrobe of things you adore, look or feel great in, and just can’t wait to wear.



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