Nowadays, trends come and go in a blink of an eye, making it harder to adopt and maintain a personal style. If you’re like most of us, you might be struggling to choose the perfect timeless items to revamp your wardrobe and pieces that will last you for many seasons. If this is indeed the case, well, look no further! We’re here to give you some useful tips and advice to help you make the perfect fashion investments.
1. Buy Multi-purpose Pieces
Okay, so maybe a few of us are guilty of this, but buying a piece of clothing for one occasion needs to stop! Instead, try to invest in dressier items of clothing that’ll fit more than one occasion. Not only will this free up your closet space, but it will also give you more freedom to mix and match pieces to suit better the occasion you’re going to. So remember, the next time you’re thinking of swiping your credit card for that one party outfit, think about its future use!
2. Throw What You’ve Outgrown (Literally!)
Most of the time, when we’re downsizing our closet, we find ourselves holding on to items that we think might serve a purpose later on even though they no longer fit us. If you’ve struggled with this before, then we’re here to tell you to LET THOSE CLOTHES GO! Yes, we mean to throw it out or give it away to someone who has better use for it for more sustainable alternatives. Also, stop buying clothes that don’t fit in the hopes that you might one day squeeze into them. There’s really no use in using your credit card to purchase items that you won’t wear. It’ll take up too much space, and it’s not sustainable.
3. If You Don’t Need It, Leave it!
One of the most useful fashion (and financial) advice that you would probably hear goes something like, “even if it’s on sale, if you don’t need it, it’s too expensive.” Unless a product is a worthy investment, like a high-value designer item, there is really no point in adding it to your collection. A “sale” sign does not automatically mean worth it. Sometimes, you’re better off passing on the discount instead of wasting your hard-earned money on something you don’t really need.
4. Make Room For Something New
This next piece of advice might be a little too hard for some people to swallow, but try letting go of one item in your closet every time you make a new purchase. This is a good trick for anyone who’s trying to be more responsible with their purchases. By adopting this so-called “one-in, one-out” policy, you’ll be forced to choose clothing items more wisely, knowing that you will lose one piece from your wardrobe. It sure is a good way to manage your credit card spendings.
5. Fashion Exchange
If you have friends who are of the same size as you, swapping clothes with them might be a good idea to keep your wardrobe fresh without breaking the bank. Think about it, you’ve seen your friends style or use it in different ways, so it already gives you an idea of its potential as a part of your wardrobe. Not only will it save you from paying credit card bills, but it will also lessen your impact on the environment since it is a form of recycling.
6. Widen Your Brand Catalog
Having limited options is a fashionista’s worst nightmare! However, too many of us get caught up in a style rut all because we fixate our fashion choices on certain brands. In order to grow your style, you need to widen your scope and brand catalog. That means exploring emerging or underrated brands because you simply don’t know what kind of chic pieces you’ll find in their portfolios. You might even become a trendsetter if you’re one of the first few people to sport unique items from these underrated brands. Plus, emerging designers or brands often have one-of-a-kind pieces that only you can own. This is perfect for people looking to build a more personal style of wardrobe. Go on and try it! It’s definitely worth the investment.
Based on materials from Harper’s Bazaar