Monday,25 March, 2019
Current issue | Issue 1425, (10 - 16 January 2019)
Monday,25 March, 2019
Issue 1425, (10 - 16 January 2019)

Ahram Weekly

Clothing resolutions for 2019

Clothing resolutions for 2019
Clothing resolutions for 2019

Whether you’re into fashion or not, you might be heading into the new year with the hope of transforming your look to make it more stylish. Yet, with an apparently never-ending drip of new-ins and new-outs, it can hard on both your wallet and your wardrobe to keep up with the latest collections.

From holding onto old clothes that never get worn to panic-buying pieces that won’t have more than one outing, most of us are guilty of making less than sensible decisions when it comes to our wardrobes.
Luckily, it doesn’t have to be that way this year.

Here are some wardrobe resolutions that will help you shop better, save money, and look the best you ever have.

Don’t buy outfits for just one occasion: Heading somewhere exciting like a wedding, a party, or a reunion with old friends usually makes you feel like you need to wear something special and new. However, though you like the piece, it rarely gets more than one outing. So, instead of purchasing something specific for each occasion, try to have a few multi-purpose dressier pieces in your wardrobe that you’ll be able to wear again and again. If accessorised cleverly, they will never feel like the same look.

Be realistic and honest with yourself: Never buy something just because it’s a great deal. Only buy or keep something that fits or suits you. If a piece of clothing doesn’t make you feel confident and comfortable, it has no place in your wardrobe. Don’t buy 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 usual size, or because it’s a trend and you saw someone else wearing it and thought they looked amazing. In addition to being a waste of money, holding onto items that don’t suit you and you can’t wear is one of the worst things you can do if you’re trying to rationalise your wardrobe.

Adopt the one-in, one-out rule: Every time you add something new, take an old piece out and sell it or donate it to charity. It’s the best way to keep your wardrobe a sensible size and make you feel more confident about what you’re purchasing. You’ll never buy something unless you love it, because you could lose something special from your wardrobe in return.

Create your own uniform: Don’t be afraid to buy something similar to what you already own and make the most of what suits you. Know what you look good in and stick to this formula when you’re choosing new pieces. Most stylish women have their own uniform and they keep things simple.

Keep exploring: From high-end designer labels to more affordable mid-range brands, keep exploring new brands all year round instead of getting attached to your favourite and trusted shops. You’ll end up with some truly special, stylish finds.

Clear out your wardrobe: It’s easy to forget what’s sitting in your wardrobe. So, to prevent yourself from accidently buying things you don’t need, declutter your wardrobe before buying something new to know better what’s already in there.

Make good and sensible decisions: You don’t need a lot to look good. To be truly stylish doesn’t take a huge budget either. All you need is to make decent and practical decisions. Buy what you need, buy what makes you feel great, and hold on to nothing more. And take care of your clothes.

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