“I’ve been shopping all my life and I still have nothing to wear!” – Sincerely, Every Woman in The World.
Ah, the age-old problem of having a wardrobe that is bursting with items but never being able to find something appropriate to wear. If you’re one of the many millions of women who face this challenge on a daily basis, sit tight because you’re in for a ride.
Style is something that is constantly changing as we evolve through various stages of life. As a result, it is not uncommon for us to “outgrow” our wardrobes, thus leading to an outdated sense of style and a ton of clothes that just don’t cut the mustard.
Thankfully, we’re on a mission to revolutionise your wardrobe today, so say goodbye to that dated wardrobe of yesteryear and hello to a brand new sense of style that truly matches your personality. Without further ado, let’s get cracking!
Channel Your Inner Marie Kondo
There is absolutely no point in trying to revamp items of clothing that you know you’re never going to use, which is why every wardrobe makeover starts with a massive clear out. When deciding on what to keep and what to get rid of, keep the 80/20 rule in mind.
Simply put, there are only two categories in your wardrobe — wearing or not wearing. As much as we don’t want to admit it, most of us only make use of about 20% of the clothing we own, while the rest sits pretty, either collecting dust or going out of fashion before we finally get to wearing them.
If you’re struggling to let go of pieces, be sure to remind yourself that clothing comes and goes, as does everything in life. You can also choose to donate your clothing to those in need or simply hand them down to friends and family members in order to ensure that they don’t go to waste by ending up in landfills. Remember – without getting rid of the old, you won’t be able to introduce the new.
Invest In Statement Pieces
Now that we’ve cleared out the old to make space for the new, it’s time to really start working on revamping that wardrobe. One of the best things you can do for your wardrobe is to invest in statement pieces.
Statement pieces such as a luxurious Chloe handbag, a killer hat or even a stunning piece of jewellery is the easiest and classiest way to inject some interest into any outfit. Statement pieces can turn a plain white t-shirt from casual to Hollywood chic in a matter of seconds and are often made of high-quality materials that are certain to last you a lifetime.
Some other essential statement pieces include an oversized blazer, a faux fur coat, high-end heels and a chunky watch that is the perfect balance of elegant meets fierce.
More Timely, Less Trendy
Trends seem to come and go at an astronomically quick rate these days, which is why we always recommend that ladies choose timeless fashion over short living trends.
Save your precious pennies and the environment (we stan an eco-conscious queen) by purchasing pieces that will last you more than just one season. Your beauty is timeless, and we think that your wardrobe should perfectly mirror that too!
Stock Up On The Essentials
When it comes to wardrobe essentials, you really can’t go wrong with a pair of skinny jeans, a white t-shirt or a little black dress. Chances are you already have all these go-to items in your wardrobe, and all you really have to do is put on a couple of accessories to truly elevate even the most basic pieces.
All you have to do to dress up your tank top and skinny jeans instantly is to pair them with a chunky ribbed scarf and a statement handbag that absolutely screams spring vibes.
When it comes to the basics, we encourage you to think outside of the box, mix and match and use accessories to really channel your personal fashion sense into absolutely any and every outfit!
Invest In A Few Fancy Dresses
A girl can never have too many dresses, but if you feel like your collection of dresses is just a chaotic mess, we highly recommend going through them and breaking everything up into categories.
As a general rule of thumb, aim to have a few light and easy cotton sundresses to wear during the day as well as at least one or two elegant evening dresses that are appropriate for spring and summer nights.
For the colder months, be sure to have a selection of cardigans that you can wear over your lighter outfits as well as a range of professional dresses for the office. A nice wintery cocktail dress is always a good call too!
Honey, It’s Not A Sprint
Last but not least, always remember that when it comes to adding new pieces to your wardrobe, it’s never a sprint and always a marathon.
Changing up your style is something that you should gradually attempt instead of relying on extremes, and taking it slow is a great way to ensure that you only buy pieces that you truly love instead of rushing to buy a bunch of new clothes just for the sake of it.
We promise it’s worth the wait! Always aim to make use of what you already have in the meantime while you learn to figure out what your personal brand of style is.
If it feels like your style has grown outdated, now is the time to go on an exciting journey of reinventing what you wear. We hope that these expert tips have inspired you to revamp your wardrobe in the most ethical and enduring ways possible!