Fashion can be a lot of fun because it gives you a chance to put on something that makes you look and feel good every day. However, the reality is that many people wake up in the morning and don’t feel excited about getting dressed because they don’t feel like they have anything to wear – at least not anything they’re excited about wearing. If you’ve ever thought about building a wardrobe that you love, below are tips that can help you achieve your goal.
Whether you enjoy wearing dresses, jeans or cute boho tops, wouldn’t it be nice to open your closet and always feel like you have something amazing to put on? It’s true what they say about looking and feeling good – there’s definitely a connection between the two. Unfortunately, it’s all too common to have a closet full of clothes, but nothing to wear because of mistakes made when shopping. For the most part, it’s a matter of not being strategic when shopping. Building a great wardrobe requires you to think about your style and what you enjoy wearing.
Before shopping to build a wardrobe, you’ll want to define your personal style. You can do this by looking in your closet and finding the pieces that you either wear all of the time or items that make you feel amazing. As you go through your wardrobe, try to decide whether your style is classic, trendy, minimalist, bohemian or some other classification. There are several questions that you should ask yourself. For example, do you like certain colors? Are you particularly fond of certain materials? Do you prefer clean lines? You’ll probably start to notice consistencies in the kinds of clothing, shoes and accessories that you tend to purchase. Just keep in mind that you will have items in your wardrobe that don’t necessarily represent your style. Once you pinpoint what you like, you can write it down so that you’re more focused when you shop.
While going through your closet, you’ll probably find pieces that you aren’t sure about. Perhaps they were on sale and you wanted to try something different. Instead of getting rid of an item immediately, you can wear it for a day to determine if it fits your defined style. When it comes to keeping things that you’re not sure about, it’s a good idea to give it away if you don’t love how it makes you feel. However, before getting rid of clothing, make a note indicating what you didn’t like about it so that you avoid making the same mistake down the road.
Next, you’ll want to identify what’s missing in your wardrobe and fill the gaps. For instance, every wardrobe should have basic pieces that are staples for ensuring you always have something to wear. Even if you have just a few pieces of clothing (jeans, tee, sweater, top, skirt, dress, leggings), you can create dozens of outfits by mixing and matching them. Equipping your wardrobe with the basics will ensure you have something to wear every time you face a new day.