2021 is here and we all have set up our new year’s resolutions of one which possibly could be to upgrade our wardrobe. Now upgrading your wardrobe goes without saying that you may also consider upgrading your style or sense of fashion altogether. So, if you’re on the look for how to make this upgrading work effectively, here are some tips to help you out.
Assess your existing wardrobe
The first or the most crucial step in upgrading your wardrobe is assessing your existing one. Assessing in here means trying to figure out what you really want and don’t. This is almost like sorting out your existing clothes to what you want to keep and those that you want to get rid out of.
To do this, again you will have to reflect on the style you want to incorporate for the year. Depending on the style, you will know what clothes to keep and not to. Your footwear, accessories and handbags are also a part of your wardrobe. So, try to comprehensively sort out your wardrobe to make space for your upgrade.
One important thing to equally consider here is to get rid out of faded or dull looking clothes shoes or even accessories. Although you may feel they can pair up well with the style you want to bring out, faded wears can ruin your overall look no matter how hearty it’s connected your life.
Invest on trends gradually
Another mistake many do when upgrading a wardrobe is go wild with shopping altogether. What this does is it doesn’t allow you to shop or buy things for different seasons or when new trends come up for each season.
On the other hand, while you invest on new things for your wardrobe make sure you invest more on outfits or clothes that you wear regularly, with a little emphasis for those that you wear occasionally. For example, if you’re a professional, try to stock up on a few formal silk dresses for office parties. You can also buy linen/khadi blazers, chambray/ cotton mixed office skirts that are all in trend nowadays.
On the other hand, if you’re more of a casual wear person who attends casual events regularly, try to stock up casual tees and pants that are trending, a latest pair of casual sneakers that won’t wear out easily or if you haven’t already, invest on a classic pair of jeans that is never out of style and pretty much matches with any trends.
For special occasions, we wouldn’t recommend you upgrading your wardrobe straight away. It’s always best to shop for event wears when it’s the right time or when an event is closer. This will give you choices that are on the latest trend. This will also allow you to purchase for a specific event’s theme altogether. Sometimes purchasing way before can also bring out issues with size and fittings when it’s time to actually wear it.
Donate old items
One most important or perhaps a thing we all overlook when upgrading a wardrobe is to throw old clothes or pretty much any items to the trash. It’s always best to donate old clothes and items to relevant collectors who can make better use out of it. This also gives a purpose with your wardrobe upgrade and will make you feel more complete than wasteful.
As you can see, upgrading a wardrobe doesn’t call for experts or professional help. Once you start reflecting on what style or sense of fashion you need to upgrade to, the rest usually falls into place.