Beauty & Fashion
How to Always Have Something to
Always buying clothes but never have anything to wear? Here's
step by step instructions on how to develop a wardrobe.
Stop impulse buying. Every $10 mistake you would have picked up
in the bargain bin goes to a really great wardrobe.
In the first step of cleaning out your closet, eliminate
everything that doesn't fit or that you haven't worn in a year.
A few weeks later, go back and get rid of all the stuff you
fudged on the first time around. With what's left, begin
identifying a theme to your wardrobe, relying on favorite looks,
colors and lifestyle pieces.
Decide on three colors that either match or will coordinate
with what you own and buy only those three colors for apparel.
Establish a workable budget.
Make a list of all the items you need in your wardrobe. (For
example: solid blazer, wool pants, white shirt)
Set aside an hour of time each week to shop -- online or off.
Avoid super trendy items, unless you can get them for less than
Buy clothing that will span two to three seasons -- like wool
crepe or matte jersey.
Purchase only clothes that work with something that you already
Pass on anything that doesn't fit -- no matter how great a buy.
Try to add only one or two well-thought out items per month.
Add punchy color and trendiness with accessories, shoes and
Continually eliminate and replace essential wardrobe pieces
once it is built up so you are never caught without a necessary
Ignore that advice about buying "the best" of everything.
Regardless of how well-made a garment is, moths, coffee spills
and kids take their toll. Never choose between a mortgage
payment and a cashmere sweater.
Try to plan your wardrobe around three neutral colors like black,
white, khaki, navy or brown.
Buy more solids
than prints - you won't get tired of them as quickly.