Wednesday, September 14, 2016

How to fix "I have nothing to wear" syndrome

I know what it’s like to get frustrated and decide I’m no longer leaving the house because I have nothing to wear. But somehow, it's also equally frustrating going shopping with that annoying "do I really need this" voice going through my head. So I've found that the best solution to both spectrums of problems is to really be in touch with your style and what's hanging in your closet.

Go Through Your Wardrobe

Start going through your wardrobe, and make piles. If you haven’t worn something in months, put that in one pile. If you wear something quite a lot, put that in another pile. If you wear something occasionally, put this in another pile. These piles will help you to work out what it is you need to do to your wardrobe. In the pile of clothes you don’t wear, take a look at what there is and figure out why you don’t wear these things. Do they not match other things in your wardrobe? Are they uncomfortable to wear? Write a list. These are things you should avoid when you go shopping in future. When looking at the pile of clothes you do wear, write out why you wear them the most, and then take this list with you when you go shopping. This is what you’re looking for. In the pile of clothes you sometimes wear, work out what you could do to wear them more. Maybe you could purchase an item that would bring everything together. Learn as much as you can about your habits and you’ll be better prepared in future.

Define Your Style

Use some words to define your style. You can use anything you like, from luxe, to sporty, to sports luxe. What defines you the most? Include words that describe your personality too. When shopping, ask yourself if the clothes you are looking at fit the bill. If so, you’re onto a winner.

Note Down Which Outfits Did/Didn’t Work And Why

Do you have any outfits in your head that you absolutely loved? Figure out why they worked so well for you. Any you decided you didn’t like afterwards? Work this out too. You’ll be able to put better outfits together in future, but don’t be afraid of making mistakes. Sometimes, stepping out of your comfort zone is the way to go.

Consider Putting Together A Capsule Wardrobe

Putting together a capsule wardrobe can save you time and money. It can mean you always have something to wear. You won’t waste money on clothing, and you’ll never say ‘I have nothing to wear!’, as you have an endless amount of outfits to choose from. You can find lists online of what you need and what you should do to get started. Starting again can be scary, but when you look for Asos discount codes and other codes to save money, it can be made easier.

Have Rules For Buying

Have rules for buying clothes. For instance, anything you buy needs to match your personal style definitions. Anything you buy must match at least 3 items in your wardrobe, and be worn multiple ways. Everyone will have their own rules, but you’ll be a smarter buyer once you define them.

Never Buy On Impulse

Buying on impulse can give us a rush, but this is one reason why so many of us have clothes we don’t wear, or only wear once. Rather than buying on impulse, ask yourself if you’ll really get your wear out of this. Will the novelty wear off? Maybe wait a few weeks, and if you’re still thinking about it, buy it.

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