7 Reasons You Need A Wardrobe Revamp
I’ve never loved the word “makeover”. It sounds like there is something inherently wrong with a person. But sometimes, our wardrobe needs a major overhaul. You may need some new pieces; a good closet edit; or maybe both. Here’s how to know if your wardrobe is in need of some revamping.
1. You wake up and feel like you have nothing to wear.
The most common complaint I hear from friends or my social media followers is, “I have a lot of stuff but nothing to wear.”This happens when one only shop sales or buys one piece at a time. If you do this you either lack in basics, or you buy the same basics over and again. Decide which category you fall in and focus on buying what you need to balance out your wardrobe. If this sounds like you, you might benefit from a closet consultation (Yep, I can do those) and personal shopping appointment (coming soon).
2. You are always shopping.
If you are always shopping, you likely have too many things. You could have a closet full of great items but lack direction and core pieces. Next time you are about to make a purchase, only buy the item if you can wear it three different ways. You’ll get more value out of your wardrobe, and always have something to wear. Trust me, I can wear the same piece several times a week and you may never know!
3. You never get rid of anything.
Do you hold onto things because you will fit into them again, or you’re hoping they will come back in style? Think of it this way: if a style comes back, there are modern modifications made to it that will make your original piece look dated. If you are on a weight loss journey, you can hang on to some pieces if they are modern and in good condition. I encourage you to place them in a different closet, so you don’t have to look at them every day. The difference you’ll feel when you have a clean and organized wardrobe is amazing. You will see outfit combinations you never considered before, and you’ll easily see where you need to fill in with a few new pieces.
Keep in mind, this is real life and not reality T.V. Real life calls for patience and a plan and shopping on a budget unless you are racking in the bucks and even then a budget isn’t a bad idea. You may not be able to buy everything you need in one shopping trip. That’s ok! The most important take away is to clear out what you have, get a clear sense of what you need, and when you shop, only bring in useful items that you love. Oh, and don’t forget my favorite thing to do, thrift shop! Don’t spend over budget when you don’t have to.
4. You always feel over or under dressed.
This is a sure fire sign that your lifestyle has changed but your clothes have not. If you feel like your clothes aren’t meeting your needs, it may be time for a wardrobe makeover. Start to look for where the holes are and create a list of what you need. Only shop off the list. You’ll begin to build a wardrobe that looks and feels like who you are for where you are in your life. I revamp my closet almost weekly. I no longer care about quantity but more about quality and getting the most bang for my bucks. I am always feeling like my style is changing. So that’s when I do a closet purge and either sell my clothes on https://poshmark.com/closet/ontheeve or hand them over to my daughters or friends.
5. It takes you more than 15 minutes to get dressed.
If it is difficult to get dressed, your closet may be in need of an edit. Too many options will overwhelm you, and it will be difficult to see what you have. What’s great about an edit is that you may not need to shop, by getting rid of what you don’t need you may end up with some great new outfits. I don’t know how many times I have said, “I got rid of so much and now I have more to wear!” And it is not a cliché, it’s the truth.
6. You and your daughter shop in the same department.
Retailers organize departments and stores based on demographics. Since you and your daughter are different demographics, one of you is going to have to find another place to shop. It’s great that you can still fit into junior sizes, but they are for young women with young women bodies in styles less than appropriate for your lifestyle. If you’re shopping in stores not appropriate for your needs, you likely have many pieces you like, but they don’t feel quite right, either in fit or style. My 19 year-old daughter will check me in a second whenever she feels like I am shopping outside of my demographics. My 13 year-old is even worse. I will be glad to get away with distressed jeans in her eyes (insert eye roll). Lol!! So it’s ok to shop with your kids, just don’t buy the same clothes! Ha!
7. THRIFT, THRIFT, THRIFT…….I don’t know how much louder I can scream that! Thrifting is the best way to get some of those essential pieces and stay within your budget. I know it’s hard for some. You can’t take the smell, the clutter, the noisey kids but if you can get pass that with much practice, you will thank me! My closet goal is to be as close to 100% thrifted as possible. I find pieces that I can interchange daily, whether I am dressing up or casually dressed! Check me out on IG @onthe_eve for some of my thrifted looks!
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