How often have you stood in front of an overflowing closet and thought, ‘I have nothing to wear.’
You’ll be looking at your closet thinking this outfit is too drab or too fancy for this event, or I have the pants but no shirt to go with
it. The resulting frustration can make you want to burn your entire collection of clothes.
Before you do something as drastic as taking a blowtorch to your wardrobe, take a step back and assess the current situation.
The reason why you may never have anything to wear might be because you have been making these seemingly small mistakes.
Getting Caught Up in Fashion Trends
Every time you wake up, there’s a new fashion trend doing the rounds.
It could be the revival of low-rise jeans or popcorn tops. Having trendy pieces isn’t a crime. The problem occurs when the trend passes, and you can no longer wear these items in public unless you’re cosplaying.
If you must buy something trendy, you can opt to go for a subtler version of the item. This way, even six months after the craze has passed, the item is still valuable to you.
Not Considering the Quality of the Items You Purchase
If you do a deep dive into your closet, how many ill-fitting, funny-colored, or torn items do you own? Unless these mishaps come from prolonged wear, you probably bought a low-quality item.
If you seriously want to invest in your wardrobe, you need to be more conscious about where you shop and how much you’re ready to spend.
Investing in a good, slightly pricy item will guarantee years of wear, and the fabric and quality of the clothes will also make them fit better.
Keep in mind that owning high-quality items does not necessarily translate into getting designer clothes.
Missing Out On the Basics
There are clothing basics that everyone should have, whether your day-to-day outfits are for office days or for frolicking around the town.
The easiest way to ensure you have enough basics is to focus on capsule wardrobes.
For most people, its wardrobe staples could include a couple of plain neutral-colored t-shirts, well-fitting pants, a dress or two, white button-down shirts, and some cute sweaters or blazers.
When you cover the basics, putting together outfits becomes easier because everything goes perfectly with everything.
I am running a few minutes late; my previous meeting is running over.
When shopping for clothes, do you occasionally think I can wear this for an event, or I’ll buy this for when I get my ideal body?
If you’ve done this, how often do you actually wear those clothes, if ever?
Buying clothes impulsively or for some vague future event leads to clutter in your closet. The same goes for holding on to clothes that no longer fit or serve you.
Having all these clothes hanging around makes you think you have 1000 things to wear when in reality, you have less than 20 items—having said that, it might be time for some spring cleaning and wardrobe decluttering.
Not Considering Your Personal Style
Everyone has their personal style, and different outfits may bring out various aspects of your personality.
While your friend might like neutrals and earthy tones, you might gravitate toward bolder colors and patterns.
With this in mind, when you look at your clothes, do you think they reflect who you really are?
If they do, you will also notice that you choose items that flatter the aspects of your body you want to show off.
If you’re unsure of your personal style, a quick peek online will allow you to discover different dressing styles you can experiment with until you find one that makes you happy.