How can one be simple yet fashionable?
1. Do not purchase or keep anything that does not fit.
It’s common to keep clothes that no longer fit you, hoping that they might one day. It’s also not unusual to shop for something in a size too small as a weight-loss motivation, or it’s just on sale, and they don’t have your regular size.
Keep holding on to these clothes that you can’t physically wear. On the other hand, it is the worst thing you can do if you want to downsize your wardrobe. Be honest with yourself. If it no longer fits, it’s better to sell or donate it.
2. Try to learn about new brands.
Another reason we get trapped in fashion ruts is because we become loyal to and familiar with specific stores. It’s okay to have a few favourite brands that you know and trust, but there are always new, great brands out there that you haven’t heard of yet. Browse all year long, from high-end designer labels to more affordable mid-range brands. You’ll end up with some very unique, fashionable bargains (that, bonus, no one else has).
3. Know your closet from top to bottom.
While it sounds obvious, it’s easy to forget what’s in our closets – and for many of us, there will be fantastic clothes tucked inside that haven’t seen the light of day in years or that were forgotten about during lockdown. So, before going out and buying new ones, make sure you have a good grasp of what you currently have in your wardrobe. You’ll know what’s in there if you have a clear-out and declutter, which will keep you from buying more stuff you don’t need.
4. Spend money on things you already own.
Many of us are guilty of tossing items as soon as they get damaged, but just because something is a bit worn does not mean it is worthless. Invest in your current wardrobe items by knowing where to get them patched in your neighbourhood, from a fantastic sewist to shoe and handbag restoration specialists. It is much better to spend some money on restoring things than to keep buying the same items repeatedly.