Imagine opening your wardrobe and feeling spoilt for choice, knowing that every item looks and feels amazing – on you! Here’s how to achieve that wardrobe perfection…
- Wear the love
As they say, love conquers all. Only keep clothes that you really love to wear, in your wardrobe. They will ensure you feel fabulous every time you put them on. Simple, but effective.
- Be true to yourself
None of us dress the same way we did ten years ago. As your look and style evolves, be sure your clothes reflect the real you, right now. Think about what you want the way you dress to say about you? Of course this doesn’t mean you are limited to only having one look, after all, we don’t always want to eat pizza! But it is that element of uniqueness to the way you dress, that makes it ‘you’.
- Clarity is key
Being able to see what you have in your wardrobe – shoes, scarves and other accessories too, is key to wearing them. A cluttered, squashed wardrobe is overwhelming and as a result you go back to the same few things time and time again. Think about how best to organize your wardrobe so you can see exactly what you have.
Look after your clothes like you would any other investment. You spent money on each and every item, and it needs to earn its keep. Love it and look after it. Read the care instructions, use the right hangers, store things in the correct conditions, and don’t ram them in. Polish your shoes, mend those buttons, and remove the stain, quickly! If you look after your sartorial investments then they’ll serve you well.
- Be timeless
Ignore the “if you haven’t worn it in six months, then get rid of it” rule. We don’t all don a wool coat every winter, a stunning gown every Saturday night or a classic trouser suit during maternity leave. Instead, think about the cost per wear (not forgetting how good you feel in it!) as this is the easiest way to judge your investment.
- Are you sitting comfortably?
It doesn’t matter how beautiful those shoes are, if you can’t walk in them then you are buying them as either a piece of art or a torture tool! We’ve all done it. When shopping, think “Fit for Purpose”. Try everything on, bend down, roll the sleeves up, reach for the shelf, and go for a little walk in the fitting room. If it’s too tight/big/long/short/itchy* and can’t be easily altered, then don’t buy it. If you don’t feel comfortable wearing it, then it will show.
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- Know your style
Trends come and go but style is eternal! The joy of a seasonal “must haves” is short lived so spend your money sparingly and thoughtfully. Consider buying pieces that you genuinely love and will want to wear season after season, year after year. Invest a little, swap a little and don’t forget to check out pre-loved sales. For a wardrobe bursting with things you’ll really love, think longer term.
If that seems a little overwhelming then get in touch, The Make My Wardrobe Work REVAMP was designed to help women rediscover their true style, creating a long term solution to the ‘I HAVE NOTHING TO WEAR’ syndrome.