Build a Better Wardrobe

 

Do you have a closet full of clothes and nothing to wear? Shopping without a purpose or a plan can result in a closet full of clothes that not only don’t mix and match well, but might not compliment your best features. Do you still clothing in your closet with the price tags attached? Purchasing pieces solely because they have been deeply discounted does not make them a bargain if they only take up space in your closet. This can lead to a frustrating cycle. Because the pieces in your closet don’t coordinate, the tendency is to purchase additional items which just serve to exacerbate the problem. You don’t need an endless budget or the services of an expensive private stylist to develop a fashionable yet classic wardrobe that is cohesive. The most important things to wear everyday are a genuine smile and quiet self-confidence.  Follow these back to basic recommendations from the professional stylists and personal shoppers to get your wardrobe back on track and working for you.

The first step is to carve out several hours during an evening or weekend and plan to sort through your closets and drawers.  Make three piles: discard, donate, consign. If you have not worn a garment in over a year, place it in one of these three piles. Don’t sabotage your efforts by holding onto the false notion that once you lose ten pounds you’ll wear an item that is now too small. You will lose the ten pounds, but you won’t wear that item again. Put it into one of the three piles. When you’ve completed your sorting, take a video of the remaining clothes in your closet. You’ll always have your wardrobe with you in the form of a photo when shopping and if referred to, it can help avoid expensive shopping mistakes.

The first step is to either identify the anchor pieces in your wardrobe or make them the priority on your shopping list. Take advantage of the great deals offered by Groupon and use an American Express  card and enjoy the accumulation of points or cash back. A solid darker color jacket and trousers made from quality fabrics and well-tailored should be the anchor of your wardrobe. Add fashionable accessories and you’ll have the core pieces for a well-designed wardrobe.