10 Ways to Get a Wardrobe That Works
(Written by Lauren, TCU Intern) Wouldn’t it be nice to have a closet that is not only organized, but full of clothes that you actually wear? We all want to feel fabulous in what we wear. Fill your wardrobe with pieces that you love, that mix and match well and you actually wear! These easy tips will ensure that your wardrobe will consist of garments that best fit you!
- Quality: More often than not, spending more on high quality clothes may actually save you money in the long run. Clothes that are low quality have to be replaced more than high quality clothes, and you will end up spending more money instead of saving. While shopping, look for clothes that have good stitching, durable fabric, and a good fit to ensure that it is a quality garment.
- Fabrics: Find fabrics that you feel comfortable in. If you don’t like the way a fabric feels in the store, you won’t like it when you get home!
- Undergarments: Selecting the right undergarments is extremely important. Choose undergarments that lay smooth underneath your clothes and don’t have bulky seams or create bulges that show under your clothes.
- Style: Make sure you are buying clothes that are flattering for your figure. If A-line skirts look best on you, stick with buying A-line skirts. When you start buying styles that aren’t flattering on you, chances are you won’t wear those items and you’ll just end up with buyer’s regret. Only buy clothes that flatter you all over and make you feel fabulous.
- Color: Find clothes that are the right color for you and enhance your natural beauty. To find out what colors are best for you, schedule a customized color analysis at our office! If you’ve already had a color analysis, make sure to take your color fan shopping with you so you select pieces that are in your color palette.
- Fit: Your clothes should be the perfect fit for you. Wear sizes that fit, even if that means going up a size. If you tend to fluctuate sizes, only keep your current size hanging in your closet. Keep the other clothes in boxes labeled by size in your closet so that they’re there when you need them.
- Function: Buy clothes that fit your lifestyle and activities. If you’re retired, you don’t need to continue buying work clothes but instead, shop for more casual clothes. Stay at home moms should invest in some great fitting blue jeans, whereas people in the workplace should look for quality business casual pieces. If you have clothes that no longer fit your lifestyle, consider donating them: someone needs them.
- Accessories: Accessories are an easy way to spice up outfits! Add a statement necklace to some of your existing tops to create a whole new look. Shawls, handbags, and clutches are also a popular way to accessorize. Don’t underestimate the importance of accessorizing an outfit!
- Plan: Before you go shopping, make sure you have a plan. Think about what clothes you already have in your closet and shop for pieces that can be worn with them. This way, you’re more likely to actually wear the new clothes because you already have clothes at home to wear them with! Think about upcoming events that you may need a new outfit for, or where there are gaps in your wardrobe that you need to fill. Planning your shopping trip makes it much more likely that you will actually wear all your new clothes!
- Love it or leave it: If you don’t love it on you in the store, then leave it. You won’t wear it at home if you don’t like it in the fitting room. Be picky when you shop, and only leave the store with pieces that are fabulous for YOU!