How to overhaul your wardrobe
September 18, 2012 by admin
Everyone will be familiar with that sinking feeling you get when you approach your wardrobe only to find you have nothing to wear. Perhaps you’re fed up of wearing the same old clothes, or nothing fits your personality properly. Maybe you’ve lost a couple of pounds. Whatever your reason, it’s time for a wardrobe overhaul! Not only can it be fun – prepare for an afternoon of discovering old favourites and days of trying on gorgeous new clothes – you will end up with a wardrobe to make you look and feel better.
So where do you start?
Go through your entire wardrobe, putting all your clothes in to category piles. Have a look at what items you may have too much of and too little of and make a note. If you feel you have too many T-shirts, try getting rid of the ones you seldom wear. Narrow down your entire wardrobe to the clothes you would comfortably and proudly wear, and leave room for a couple of your absolute favourite oldies (fashion moves in cycles!). Have a look at your favourite clothes and see how they can work with other items in your wardrobe. If you find items that don’t work with anything you have, put them in a pile and remove them from your wardrobe. Once you have consolidated your wardrobe, order your clothes into colours, this will allow you to get a good picture of the types of clothes you will need to update.
While we’ve allowed you some leniency, there’s no getting around it. If you don’t wear clothes, it’s probably for a reason. Don’t feel attached to items you used to wear a lot or got for a good price. If you don’t wear them, get rid of them! The whole point of the overhaul is to create an up-to-date wardrobe with plenty of practical combinations.
Once you have a good idea of the items you need, the next stage is compiling a list. Stock up on magazines, get some new favourite sites and blogs and visualise the clothes your wardrobe lacks. Think about what you like to wear and why, this will help you compile a list of clothes that reflect you as a person, whether it’s a black night dress, floral ladies party dresses, black heels or platforms. If sourcing all your clothes looks like a massive feat, it may be worth shopping online for all or some of your wardrobe on websites such as Kaleidoscope. It’s great to develop a few go-to labels you can trust, as it will lend your wardrobe a continuity and in-built range of options.
It may be a time-consuming process, but the results can make you feel like a rejuvenated person. And you don’t have to do it on your own. Get your friends and family together and have a blast.