With a whole new year upon us, many will be thinking about how to revamp their wardrobe or look more stylish. However, with so many bits of advice around, it can be hard to figure out what tips to focus on. Whether you wish to make your closet functional or stick to more timeless ensembles, keep on reading for the 8 practical tips you’ll ever need.
- Stock up on basics.
Know your essentials and stock up. Remember, you don’t have to shop for all the fashion staples that states to be classic if they don’t suit your lifestyle. If you’re working in a conservative workplace, straight-leg pants, button-down shirts, blazers, and classic pumps are a must. Generally, pencil skirts, white and black blouses, little black dress, high heels, skinny jeans and such are essential for completing any look. These ensembles are timeless so invest in certain items that are more expensive but higher in quality since they will last longer.
- Organize your closet.
By organizing your closet, you’ll be able to see what you own and actually wear it. Just organize your clothes by color, type, style, or even function. Take note of the garments that need to be folded or hanged. This way, you’ll make your high-quality clothes last longer.
- Organize your jewelry.
Store all your jewelry in a jewelry box so you’re less likely to lose them. Not only will they be easier to find in one handy location, you’ll also remember what you already own so you don’t buy pieces you don’t need. Also, your jewelry will last much longer when it’s maintained.
- Have your ill-fitting clothes altered.
Your wardrobe must flatter your current body so if you have some ill-fitting clothes, have them altered. It’s important when you’re investing in articles of clothing that become staples, like blazers and pants, that you have them tailored. It will ensure your money is well-spent, will make the piece that much more special and will make you feel great every time you wear it.
- Learn to pack lightly.
Packing lightly is an art. As a rule of thumb, if you’re going away for one week, pack three bottoms and 3 shirts per bottom. On the other hand, if you’ll leave for two weeks, pack five bottoms. Keep in mind that for every dress you pack, you can lose a shirt and a bottom. So stick to versatile clothes that you can mix and match to create endless outfits.
- Have ready-to-wear ensembles hanging in your closet.
Ready-to-wear ensembles will come in handy when you have nothing to wear or when you’re in a rush to pull an outfit together. It’s better to have a few for different occasions whether for office outfit, casual outfit, weekend outfit, or even party outfit. Like fashion blogger, Sonja Petrkowsky, stick to sweaters and trousers in versatile shades so you don’t have to take too much time figuring out what to wear with them.
- Take care of leather.
Real leather is expensive, so it makes sense to take care of it. Remember, it only takes a few extra minutes to get our prized leather goods ready for bad weather and it took so much time to find them while going shopping. Leather conditioners are great to take care of your leather ensembles with salt stains from the dreaded winter.
- Invest in a timeless watch.
Invest in a timeless watch that reflects your signature style. Sometimes the thought of throwing on an arm party first thing in the morning can be intimidating, which is why watches are awesome. They are classic and can represent your personality. And if you invest in a good one, it could last you a lifetime. By heeding our tricks, you’ll be able to have a timeless and functional wardrobe that serves you well.