Even if you consider yourself a stylish woman, we’re all prone to making some wardrobe mistakes every now and then. If you have some issues about overspending, wearing ill-fitting clothes, or overstuffed wardrobe, you’re not alone. So, keep on reading for the wardrobe mistakes you’re probably making and how to fix them so you’ll be more confident in your clothing choices.
- Not taking your store-bought clothes to a tailor.
Even though you fall for a piece of clothing, but the sleeves or the hem is a little long or there’s some gaping at the waist, you won’t look great in it. If you already paid so much for it, don’t think that you’ll just spend more on tailoring. When you are tempted to skip the alterations, remind yourself that fit is a key component of style. By taking your store bought clothes to a tailor, you’ll look more put together and confident.
- You have a lot of bargain clothes you never wear.
Before going shopping, remember that sales and special offers can cause you to lose your mind. In fact, bargains are the first reason why women end up with useless pieces. Before you buy, think first if it was full price, would you still want it, need it, or even wear it. Also, think about how many hours you work to earn the money that you are about to blow on this item. By being not carried away by sales, you won’t end up with clothes that you don’t need, would never wear, and don’t even look good in.
- Desperation shopping for every impromptu occasion.
Whether it’s a big event, wedding, or dinner date looms on your calendar, try to shop your closet first before heading to the mall. Maybe there’s something in your closet you can wear. The key is to figure out what to wear as soon as you get an invitation. If you panic and race to make a purchase, you may end up with something pricey that you don’t love and may never wear again. Also, think of some reasons that have nothing to do with clothes. Are you scared to encounter someone you haven’t seen in a long time so you wish to look your best? This way, you’ll put the task of getting dressed into perspective.
- Not taking a good care of your footwear.
Failure to engage in preventive maintenance on your footwear will result to beyond repair shoes, trashed soles, and premature shoe replacement. So, spare yourself by treat new shoes with preventive care. When leather soled shoes and boots are young, have a skilled cobbler add thin protective rubber soles. A great thing, the look won’t be compromised, and they will last much longer.
- Disorganized closet that ends up to wearing the same things over and over again.
If you’re piling multiple tops onto a single hanger, overstuffing drawers, and cramming hanging rods, it would be challenging for you to formulate fresh outfits. During this transition time, get rid of what no longer fits, suits your life, or makes you happy. Then, organize them by type and then by color to make them look more attractive.
- Failing to change your bag regardless of season or occasion.
Carrying your everyday bag for every season or occasion may sound like getting the most out of your investment. Keep in mind that the bag’s weight and material, like your clothes, should reflect the season’s temperature. So think of darker and heavier bags for fall and winter, and lighter all around for spring and summer. This way, you’ll be prepared for any occasion and switching bags won’t feel like a big deal.
- Emotional attachment to items that need to be tossed.
Take a good, hard look at old ensemble, and consider if it’s still earning its keep. If you have even once said to yourself, that no one will notice its stain, rip, or frays, then it’s time for a second opinion. Remember, there is a difference between a classic and something that’s just old. If an item has deep sentimental value, you can treat it like a work of art, but if it’s not worth that treatment, toss it. By heeding these tricks, you’ll be able to get a fashion-forward style and a functional wardrobe that serves you well.