Too many clothes, nothing to wear?
Ah, the ancient problem that women have been facing over the past few centuries. The problem that makes men groan in annoyance (oh please!) and wish women knew how to pick out an outfit as quick as they can chug a beer. If anyone understands this wardrobe dilemma, I do. I have been in this situation far too many times to count and it is extremely frustrating. A lot of stress and emotion goes into not having anything to wear even though my closet is full of clothes.
Have you ever had clothes sitting in your closet with the price tags attached? However, those clothes are 6 months old. Oh girl, me too. One time I was cleaning out my closet and found a dozen items perfectly intact with the price tags attached! It was in this moment that I knew something had to give. I couldn’t keep living like this (Am I shopaholic? Probably, but I have it under control now lol) and have made the necessary adjustments. If I can do it, so can you!
Here’s how to fix it
Purge your closet: Step one. Purge your closet. Take everything out and don’t put anything back in unless it’s something you love and wear often. Make piles to donate and/or giveaway and then another pile to sell. I personally love to sell on Poshmark (shop my closet) and then I use that money towards a shopping spree to update my wardrobe. It feels so good to purge the closet (out with the old, in with the new!).
STOP purchasing clothes for your dream lifestyle: This brings me to my next point. A BIG reason you may have items in your closet with tags attached is because your are buying clothes that don’t match your lifestyle. Purchasing shorts and rompers year round when you live in Minnesota might not be the most practical. Or if you are like me, I live in Miami but get sucked into purchasing sweaters all the time (In my defense, I wear them around my house daily). Other examples: purchasing items because they are on sale, buying dresses “just in case” you get invited to an event, purchasing items that you really want that will motivate you to lose weight. Here’s how to fix this cycle: only buy clothing when you are in need of specific items or you have a place/event to go to.
Set boundaries: Give yourself limits or times to shop. This year, my goal is to focus on quality over quantity. I plan on purchasing higher end pieces but less items. For me, having a well rounded wardrobe that has high-quality pieces is more important than trendy clothes that I only wear once or twice. Set boundaries by purchasing during black friday, anniversary sales, and special times like Christmas and your birthday. I love to shop at Shopbop and Revolve and wait for their sale events. Shopbop usually does big sales throughout the year on full price merchandise (for example: spend 500 get 20% off) and this is when I shop!
Too many clothes, nothing to wear? Let’s fix this
Display new and seasonal clothes: Place your new purchases along with your seasonal favorites on display. This easily allows you to get dressed in the morning when you feel you have nothing to wear. I have a rolling rack (such a great investment!) that I keep on display. I place my new clothing on it and some favorite items I can easily reach for. This takes away fashion fatigue and helps you make quick decision on the go!
Wear clothes that fit your current body: Wait for when you lose or gain weight (hey, some people DO want gains) to purchase clothing. Don’t purchase a dress or jeans as motivation to lose weight. It’s a waste of money. Dress your body in its current state and when the time comes that you gain or lose weight you can make adjustments in your wardrobe.
Now you are ready to live your best life
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With these tips you should be able to have a wardrobe you love. When you dress well you radiate confidence and live the life you always wanted! It’s crazy how small changes in your appearance can elevate your mood! It works for me and I know it will work for you!
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