A No-Hassle Guide to Renewing Your Wardrobe3 min read
There is a point in every woman’s life when she decides to renew her wardrobe. The reasons are various; she might’ve gotten tired of her old clothes; the styles might have changed, or she just needs some new pieces for a new job. No matter what the reason is, every woman should know how to successfully and effectively renew her wardrobe.
The Essential Pieces
Arrange all of your clothes by color and see what you have available. Decide which pieces you are going to keep, and which ones can be given to someone else, or turned into something new. This way, you will know where to start and what pieces you need in order for your wardrobe to be new and complete. However, there are some essential pieces that every girl should have, and which can make mixing and matching easier. The essential pieces of clothing include a little black dress, a white blouse or a plain white T-shirt, a few blouses of different colors, a knee-length skirt, a pair of jeans, boots and heels, a jacket for the colder weather and a neutral handbag. If you have all the essentials, everything you add to your wardrobe will easily fit in and you will have the flexibility of creating new outfits for each day.
You and your friends probably swap clothes all the time. However, that is usually limited to a day or two. You can organize a clothes swap party and gather all your friends that are willing to participate. Take all the clothes you would like to exchange and let your friends bring their own pieces and easily exchange the cutest pieces without spending any money. This is a perfect way to renew your wardrobe, get rid of items you don’t wear anymore and give them a new home. Plus, you get to spend some quality time with your friends.
Not every girl adores long shopping or has time for it. If you are one of these girls, online shopping is perfect for you. Every store that exists in the mall has its store online and you can easily find the clothes you need and desire in just a few clicks. Even though it might take a day or two for the clothes to arrive, it is worth it since you will save yourself plenty of time. Also, many stores have discounts and sales designed only for online shoppers. Additionally, if you know exactly what size you are, you can find all the shirts, jeans, blazers and dresses online, and cut down the time you are willing to spend on renewing your wardrobe.
Buy Second Hand
Flea markets, garage sales and thrift shops mostly have the bad reputation of having only trashy stuff that no one wants. This only means that you haven’t searched thoroughly enough. Dedicate a weekend to visiting some of these places and look for people that offer good clothes for little money. There are plenty of individuals who like dressing nicely and who want to earn some money and they are your perfect chance of renewing your closet. You will see how easy it is to find garments and clothes that still have a tag on.
Don’t throw away clothes that don’t fit you anymore. Also, don’t get rid of old clothes that have a few holes or patches. Rather, take this chance to make your own new clothes. Refashioning is perfect for turning your least favorite garment into something new that you will adore and wear all the time. If you have some sewing skills, you can easily repurpose old dresses, skirts, shirts and scarves; but you shouldn’t worry if you have no such skills. Take a pen and paper, sketch your ideas and visit your local tailor. Keep in mind that refashioning is the reason why even some sports items are mainstream fashion today – so no reason why that can’t do that with that old shirt of yours!
As you can see, there is no need to panic when it comes to renewing your wardrobe. You just have to be creative and search for new pieces in unusual places.