Do you know that feeling of standing in front of a stuffed closet and still thinking you have nothing to wear?
Of course, you do!
I know that many of you feel the same and I also felt the same for decades of my life.
But why do we feel like that and how can we build such a wardrobe that we finally stop feeling we have nothing to wear?
After years of spending money and searching and breaking my head over it, I finally managed to figure out what mistake I was doing and why I had nothing to wear despite all the money I was spending on shopping.
THE BIGGEST MISTAKE WE DO WHEN WE SHOP
So, back at that time when I was shopping, I hardly took a glance at simple black, white or even beige items, because I thought they were too common and therefore, too boring!
I was always looking for extravagant, extraordinary, uncommon pieces or pieces with rare colors and unusual patterns!
I guess that was my way to feel unique and different.
Well, though that has some truth in it, can you guess what my problem was?
Yeap, that’s right:
Standing in front of a closet and not having what to wear!!
Because how many times can you wear that super cute sexy polka dot tulle top without your colleagues noticing it?!
Not that many!
On the other hand, how many times can you wear that basic black knit dress – at which you didn’t even want to give a second look when you first saw it at the store- without anybody noticing the frequency?
But if the problem is that we pick out the wrong pieces when we shop, then what can we do to change our habits and buy wiser?
How can we build such a wardrobe that we finally stop feeling we have nothing to wear?
THE 5 SECRETS THAT WILL CHANGE YOUR SHOPPING HABITS AND WILL SOLVE “THE NOTHING TO WEAR” PROBLEM
There are 5 little secrets, which if you follow, your everyday life will become much easier because you will be able to mix and match absolutely everything.
Moreover, it’s the only way to build your wardrobe and feel that you finally have options and clothes to wear.
THE 5 SECRETS THAT SOLVE THE NOTHING TO WEAR PROBLEM
- Always buy pieces that belong to the same chromatic palette, such as black, white, beige, camel, grey or even blue. Find your palette and what looks best on you and your skin tone and stick to it.
- Make your priority to first buy staples and then uncommon items. Stick to what works. Don’t be afraid to stock up on staples and basic items.
- Avoid patterns and rare colors. They are not easily mixed and matched and they usually end up forgotten on the back of your closet.
- If you don’t wear it again and again, it does not justify the money spent on buying it.
- Opt for quality pieces, not too overpriced, not the cheapest ones. In order to build your wardrobe, you need pieces that will last for years and can be worn again and again without getting easily worn out. It’s not wise having to buy the same staples continuously because the previous ones got worn out after some washes. (I would also like my husband to read this! )
Nowadays when I shop, I always keep these rules in mind and I have managed to do a 180% turn regarding my shopping habits.
Now I rarely buy uncommon patterns or strange colors anymore.
I stick to black, white, beige, camel, grey and blue and guess what…
My problem is solved!
Now in my closet, everything goes with everything, even when I run late and pick out pieces randomly.
So, lesson learned… Don’t make your life complicated. Keep it simple.
HOW TO BUY LESS BUT WISER AND SAVE MONEY
Remember rule no. 4?
If you don’t wear it again and again, it does not justify the money spent on buying it.
If you follow me on Instagram then you will probably have seen that I don’t buy too much.
I prefer pieces that build a capsule wardrobe and I also leverage old pieces by wearing them again and again in different ways.
That is for me the meaning and the purpose of buying a piece of clothing: To wear it again and again.
If that doesn’t happen then it was probably a not so well-targeted buy.
If you keep that in mind, you will buy less, but wiser and you will save money in the long run.
It’s really simple.
THE MOST ESSENTIAL STAPLE YOU SHOULD STOCK IN YOUR CLOSET
Speaking of simplicity, there is nothing more essential and well-qualified to make your everyday life easier than the black dress.
I can’t imagine an easier way to make you instantly ready-to-go.
Don’t be afraid to stock up on black dresses with different lengths and styles.
On the two lists below I’ve put together ideas for some basic and some not-so-basic black dresses. 🙂
I could buy all of these basic black dresses because they are all so different from one another and they serve different purposes and occasions.
Cut out dresses are such a trend right now and I really like how quietly sexy they are imposed.
Special mention to the bag I am wearing the last weeks, which is my new obsession.
It is handmade from Individual Art Leather.
I love its color, which reminds me of wine but in a more vivid tone and the thick silver chain, which makes a great accessory and gives an edge to my looks.
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THE BASIC BLACK DRESS
THE NOT SO BASIC BLACK DRESS
RECREATE THE “NOTHING TO WEAR” LOOK
Have you found other solutions against the “Nothing to wear problem? ” Let me know in the comments below and share the post with your friends!
Love, Jenny. x