We’re all about building a wardrobe of outfits that will stand the test of time, and this is something that we talk to our clients about. It’s especially pertinent in times when sustainability is at the top of many people’s agenda.
But there is a risk that you will tire of the same clothes, and wearing the same outfits over and over again. That’s when rash purchases happen, and we’re sure regret will be something that you will feel, not too far down the road.
So, here’s our guide to help you stay on track and love your wardrobe.
- Tidy Up
Not rocket science but a tidy, edited wardrobe makes it easy to see what you have. There are bound to be items in there that you’ve forgotten about. Enjoy them! But do move on anything that you’re unlikely to wear again. One person’s rubbish is another person’s treasure.
2. Shake IT Up
Once you have worked out your style and built up a wardrobe of key items, your main goal is to freshen it up each season. That’s not to say we’re encouraging unnecessary purchases. As things wear out or no longer fit, you will need to replace them. This is the time to inject some freshness. It’s very tempting to jump on to the trend band wagon, but we guarantee that these items will end up in the charity bag next year. So, make considered purchases that will keep you relevant.
Let’s suppose that you are a City Chic and feel happiest in well-fitted jeans, a classic t-shirt and blazer. Your collection of jackets will no doubt cover all of your neutral colours. So next time you’re in the market for a blazer, you might want to throw in something a little bit difference eg. if you’re a Soft, damson would work really well with your other clothes, and give your navy, charcoal and pewter a few days off.
3. Know Your Colours
Well you really didn’t think that we would publish a blog post without mentioning colour did you? But colour is key. When you understand what suits you, it makes shopping so much easier, and over time you will build up a collection of clothes that work with each other and look fabulous on you. We like to think that you can fall into your closet each day and come out looking amazing.
4. Reverse Shop Your Wardrobe
This is a really useful exercise for those stubborn items that you struggle to get rid of, but don’t wear. Take them out of your wardrobe and hang them on a rail or in a separate area. These are your go-to items each day. If you manage to wear something (and you feel good in it), it has earned its place back in your wardrobe. Whatever remains unworn after a month, it’s time to go. Do this now for your winter clothes!
It’s easy to enjoy your wardrobe when you have clothes in there that you love. Let us help create your forever wardrobe by booking a session with one of our consultants.
This article has been written by the team at Colour Me Beautiful, to find a your local image consultant in Bedford click HERE or to find a local consultant anywhere in the UK visit the CMB Consultant Directory. For more information please visit: www.colourmebeautiful.co.uk