The new year is the perfect time to start resolutions. Sure, most of the ones you have come up with have probably already been broken, but that’s because making big changes is something that happens gradually. Improving your sense of style and revamping your wardrobe is no different. You can’t just go out shopping one day and come back with a wardrobe full of beautiful clothes you will love. You need to give yourself time not only to understand what style sense you want to focus on, and what your wardrobe is missing to achieve it. To get started on this stylistic journey, all you need to do is follow these steps:
How to Revamp Your Wardrobe
Know Where to Shop
You should always dress for your shape. This could mean getting it tailored, or it could mean going to the right stores that cater to your body type. For example, buying plus size bras can be a challenge. Thankfully, there are many great brands online that can help you get the support you need in designs that are actually beautiful and flattering.
Choose High-Quality Garments
When choosing clothes always try to invest when you can. Higher quality garments feel better, last better, and their higher purchase price means you need to really want it before you get it. Stop buying cheap clothes because they’re a good deal, and instead invest in garments that are built to last.
Get It Tailored
For certain items, like dresses, button-down tops, and dress pants you will want to go to your local tailor and get them hemmed, brought in, and otherwise fitted to your body. You will look like a million bucks once you do.
Display Your Clothes
Finally, try to display your clothes. Add custom shelving to your wardrobe, hang more of your clothes, and generally try to make it so that you can see all your clothes at once. This will help you make outfits from your whole wardrobe, not just what you can see.
Go Through What You Have
Smaller wardrobes are easier to maintain and dress from because you can see and know what you have. If your closet is so big you feel like you are drowning in options (and, ironically, feel like you have nothing to wear), then it’s time to clear it out.
Clothes You Will Keep
Clothes that you will want to keep are those that you love to wear, and the basics (like a white t-shirt) that you wear quite often. All of it should fit well and make you happy to look in the mirror.
Clothes You Will Want to Get Rid of
Clothes that you will want to get rid of are:
- Clothes that don’t fit
- Clothes you never wear
- Clothes you were gifted but don’t like
- Clothes that can’t be mended
If there is something in your closet that you love, but has a small hole or a seam come undone, you can fix this. If the fabric itself is worn through, however, you can’t really save it, so it is time to get rid of it.
Where to Get Rid of Unwanted Clothes
You should never throw your unwanted clothes into the trash. Instead, do one of the following:
- Host or attend a clothing swap party
- Donate your clothes
- Sell your clothes
- Take your clothes to a textile recycling center
Revamping your sense of style takes time, so be patient with it. Be selective of every piece of clothing you buy so that you don’t end up with too much choice that doesn’t work with other garments.