How to Create a Shopping List for Your Closet

Most women say they have nothing to wear despite their closet is full of clothes. To create a more effective wardrobe, you need to think about what you already have in your wardrobe, and what other items will make it work even better. Before going shopping, you must have an effective shopping list with a few well-chosen items that can create multiple new outfits. So, keep on reading for our guidelines to decide what you might need.

Know what you like and what you dislike.

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First of all, examine your favorite garments whether it’s their details that you love or they just work with your basics. Then understand what you dislike, whether it’s a punk detail, rugged features, or loud prints. This way, you’ll know what to look for when going shopping and which stores to avoid making your trip easy and effortless. If you like garments that are comfortable, make sure you never buy a piece of clothing that you find uncomfortable. If you like the garment because it makes you look ‘smart’ or ‘creative’ or any other word, look for other clothes that represent these ideas in your mind.

Get out all of your ‘it’ll do’ clothes and think if they really work for you.



You bought that “I’ll do” clothes maybe because they’re on-sale or they will fit you in the future. However, you must only buy the things that fit you on the present and keep clothes that flatter your current body. Do they fit? Are they still in good condition? If there were in a thrift shop, would you buy them? If the answer is no to any of these questions, why are they still in your wardrobe? Get rid of what doesn’t work. You may start by hanging everything in your wardrobe by type or color. You may also discover that you’ve got lots of one color, but if you just had another, neutral shade, it will create hundred more outfits.

Try on combinations that you’ve never thought of before.

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When examining your closet, look at your accessories and shoes. Would some new pieces create a different feel or make the outfits more exciting? Don’t forget to add accessories that you might need to your shopping list. If you find yourself thinking you’re missing one particular piece, write down on your shopping list what it is that you need to make the outfit work. Like fashion blogger Nika Huk, you may simply need a denim jacket and suede sandals to add some life to your plain white dress.

Spot the missing particular garment that can dress up or dress down your overall looks.

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Each time you have the thought as you dress that you’re missing a particular garment, write it down to your shopping list. This way, you’ll know what exactly you need so you’ll avoid buying unnecessary buys, therefore just filling a gaping hole in your closet.

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