The chances to get dressed for a night on the town have been slim during the pandemic. However, we are starting to emerge back into real life and it’s time to swap all of the loungewear we’ve accumulated over the past few months with real clothes. So, what do you need to do to stay bang on trend in 2021?
Although you may get more bang for your buck buying chain store clothes, it can be a false economy. There are several strong arguments for buying designer items. First, they tend to be well-made from good quality fabrics which will last for a long time. Second, if you choose items that suit your body shape and color palette, you will always look effortlessly chic in them.
Think of it like buying a bespoke suit – a large investment up front, but that suit will look stylish for years. It’s true that designer pieces do cost more than the chain store equivalent, but you are paying for quality. If you are not sure how to get the funds to upgrade your closet, you could consider taking out a personal loan with a private lender. This one-off investment could mean you have a wardrobe that will last for years. Plus, you will be the envy of all your friends and work colleagues with your beautiful signature style.
Unleash your inner Marie Kondo and start to slim down what you have in your closet. A good rule of thumb is if you haven’t worn it in the last two years, it’s time to say goodbye. You can sell pre-loved good quality clothing on a range of sites or pass it on to charities where it will continue to do some good in the world. If you have been hanging on to something thinking you might drop three dress sizes, it’s probably time to let that go too. A cluttered closet can result in a cluttered mind, so ditch the baggage and start afresh.
Make a Plan
What every style conscious person needs to do is identify their style. When you know which color palette works for you, and which designs suit your body type, it’s so much easier to build a capsule wardrobe. Avoid buying things that are in fashion if they do not fit your style. Avoid buying things that are trendy as what’s in this season will be out next year. Focus instead on investing in items that will stand the test of time and will always look stylish. Mix and match wardrobes are an excellent investment, as you can assemble a range of timeless outfits from just a few key pieces, and well-chosen accessories.
When you have a capsule wardrobe of key designer pieces, getting dressed every day is a pleasure. You don’t have to waste time scrambling for what to wear. You will look well-turned out, be it at the office, or at a social function. People will notice you as you have distinctive style, and you always look well-dressed. An investment in your wardrobe can pay dividends, professionally and socially. All you have to do is enjoy the limelight.