Columnists,Sandra De Zilva,Fashion & Beauty,Main Slider l by Sandra De Zilva l 8 Oct 2019     - 24

6 Wardrobe Revolutions To Make In 2019


As we have approached the later part of the year of 2019 most stylish yet – here are a few tricks and tips to revamp your closet. From holding onto not so new clothes that never get worn to- panic buying pieces that won't have more than one outing, we are all guilty of making less than sensible decisions when it comes to our wardrobes. But, it doesn't have to be that way.

1. Don’t just purchase something for just one occasion

We’re all ashamed be it a party, a wedding, a Friday night reunion with cherished friends or just heading someplace exciting means we inevitably feel like we need something special – and thus something new to dress up. However, more often than not, as much as we like the piece that we lay eyes on which ends up in your closet, it seldom gets more than one outing.

Instead of purchasing something definite for certain events, try to have a few classier pieces in your wardrobe that are definitively more versatile. Try simple and more classic designs, rather than ‘just’ trending pieces, you’ll be able to mix and match to suit the occasion accordingly with the veracious accessories it could never go wrong 2.

2. Don’t buy or keep an outfit that doesn’t fit

It’s not surprising to hold on to pieces that no longer fit you in the optimism that they will fit again one day. It’s also not uncommon to purchase something in a size too small as an incentive to lose weight or because it’s in the sale and they don’t have your standard size. However, holding on to these items – that you can’t physically wear – is one of the vilest things you can do if you’re trying to reduce the space of your closet. Be realistic and honest with yourself. If it doesn’t fit you, donate it to charity.

3. Don’t buy or keep something that doesn’t suit you

As much as holding onto outfits that doesn’t fit, many of us keep pieces that we know don’t suit us. Often we’ve purchased something on a whim because it’s a huge trend or because we saw someone else rocking it and thought they looked wonderful - nevertheless because it just doesn't suit us, we've never actually taken it out of the closet. Key note: if a piece of clothing doesn’t make you feel confident and comfortable, it factually has no place in your life.

4. Don’t purchase something just because it’s a bargain

It’s convincing to be won over by a giant discount, and you should make the most of huge markdowns – especially when it comes to investment designer pieces – however only if that piece is something that you actually need to add to your collection. Never buy something just because it’s a great deal. No matter how inexpensive it was, if you would never wear it, it’s an ample waste of money.

5. When you purchase something new, get rid of something else

A brilliant way to keep your wardrobe at a sensible size is to adopt the one-in, one-out rule: every time you add something new, take a piece out (sell it or donate it to charity). Not only will it keep your shelves from overflowing, it also means you have to be much more assured about what you are purchasing. You’ll never buy an outfit unless you entirely adore it, knowing that you are going to have to lose something significant from your wardrobe.

Using the aforementioned question “does this outfit spark joy?” as Marie Kondo’s guiding principle; I’ve significantly reduced the size of my wardrobe. It’s difficult to get rid of clothing that you like, but the sense of coherence and harmony that a well-structured wardrobe brings is priceless. Read her book Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up (The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up) or watch the new television series, Tidying Up With Marie Kondo, released on Netflix to be inspired that will change your life exclusively.

6. Don’t go on extravagant shopping sprees

Often we get fixated in style ruts, feel like we dislike every piece in our wardrobes and constantly feel like there is have nothing to wear. When this occurs, more often than not, we go on a vast shopping spree and end up spending big amounts of money on precisely these trend-led designs that end up sitting in our wardrobes eternally, never being worn. Do Not let it get to this obnoxious point. Instead, keep an eye out all-year round for pieces that you love and mark a note of the key design pieces that you are missing when you realize it. Think of it as a constant and evolving process, rather than going back to square one every few months. Allowing you to invest on one trendy piece every month, rather than having two huge shopping sprees a year will likely result in much better thought-out decisions and, as a result, a far more stylish wardrobe.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Sandra De Zilva

Having pursued design with a artistry for fashion I was always determined to find ways to get the latest in style and I am still that way today as I am constantly plotting my next outfit… My style philosophy is “less is more”. As a writer I will always strive to keep you in the know when it comes to fashion, classic styles & am currently an editor to a lifestyle website. I also style fashion shoots and consult brands on social media marketing.

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