Why Your Wardrobe Isn’t Working For You [& How To Fix It]

Why your wardrobe isn't working for you and how to fix it

Are you often feeling frustrated with your wardrobe? Do you have a closet full of clothes and yet struggle to put together outfits? If so, you are not alone. In today’s fast-paced world, it’s easy to let our wardrobes take a back seat, but the truth is, our wardrobes are a way of communicating who we are and can bring us joy, and confidence, and set us up for success each day. So, if you’re feeling like your wardrobe just isn’t working for you, it’s time to make some changes. In this blog post, we’ll go over three common reasons why your wardrobe may not be functioning properly, and how you can fix it.

Hurried Outfit Selection

One of the main reasons why your wardrobe isn’t working for you is because you’re not taking the time to carefully select your outfit. Instead of taking a few minutes to consider what you’re wearing, you might grab the first thing you see and rush out the door. This can lead to a cycle of frustration and repeating the same outfits over and over again. To avoid this, it’s important to take a step back and think about what’s not working in your wardrobe. To do this, you can go through your closet and make a list of items that you love and those that you don’t. This will help you to identify patterns in the items you buy and also to recognize what you’re missing in your wardrobe.

Additionally, you can also try using a digital closet service like The Acquire, which will provide you with outfit suggestions and help you discover new combinations with the items you already have.

Furthermore, consider setting aside time each day to carefully select your outfit for the day. This will give you the opportunity to explore different styles and combinations with the items that you already have, and also to make sure that your outfit is appropriate for the occasion.

Trend-Based Wardrobe

Another common issue that can lead to a dysfunctional wardrobe is buying items that are popular on social media or in magazines, without considering if they actually work for your personal style. This approach not only results in a wardrobe that doesn’t function properly, but it’s also unsustainable and a waste of money.

To prevent this, it’s important to understand your personal style and build your wardrobe around that. Take the time to do research and try out different styles, colours, and trends to find what works for you.

You can look to fashion bloggers and influencers for inspiration and ideas, but don’t just copy. When you just copy something that you see and you just don’t really put the effort in and taking the time to understand if and why they can work or not and how you can put them together for your core style, chances are high you end up with a lot of items or a wardrobe that doesn’t work for you. Moreover, you waste money on items and it’s not a sustainable approach.

Additionally, when shopping for new items, it’s a good idea to stick to timeless pieces that will last and that can be dressed up or down. This will help to create a wardrobe that is versatile, comfortable, and stylish.

Unsuitable Colors and Trends

It’s easy to get caught up in the latest fashion trends and colours, but if they don’t work with your personal style, they’ll just end up sitting in your closet.

For example, the 2023 Color Trend Report from Pantone predicts bold hues like Rose Violet, Red Orange, and Viva Magenta will be popular this fall. However, if your personal style is classic and your colour palette consists of navy, beige, black, and white, these bold colours might not be suitable for you. It’s important to consider your personal style when shopping for new items and to stick to colours and trends that complement your wardrobe.

Additionally, if you find yourself drawn to a particular trend or colour, you can also try incorporating it into your existing wardrobe in subtle ways, such as wearing statement jewelry or a bold scarf. Other ways to add the latest trends to your wardrobe can include wearing trendy shoes, hats, and bags.

By taking these steps and taking the time to understand what works and doesn’t work for your personal style, you can create a wardrobe that functions properly, saves you time and money, and makes getting dressed each day a joy. With a well-curated wardrobe, you’ll be able to express yourself and look your best each and every day.

A Curated Wardrobe

Now that you have identified the reasons why your wardrobe isn’t working for you and how to fix it, it’s time to create a wardrobe that will. To do this, you’ll need to curate your wardrobe by getting rid of items that no longer fit your style, replacing them with pieces that complement your personal style, and taking the time to mix and match your items to create a cohesive look.

Additionally, it’s important to invest in quality pieces that will last, as this will help you save money in the long run. Furthermore, to ensure that your wardrobe is always up to date, you should set aside time every few months to reassess your wardrobe and add any new pieces that you may need to keep your wardrobe current and fashionable.

Finally, it’s a good idea to keep your wardrobe up to date with the latest trends and colors to help you stay on top of fashion.

By following these simple steps, you can create a wardrobe that reflects your true self and sets you up for success each day.

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