You can have an abundance of outfits and an overflowing wardrobe and still get the feeling that it is not enough. The charm of fashion is such that the more you get a taste of it, the greater your desire to accumulate it. We cannot be blamed, for fashion is more than just utility. It is a personal signature and an expression of your unique personality. As we all know, “change is the only constant,” and at times, giving your wardrobe a makeover can be extremely gratifying. Who doesn’t like a personality change every now and then? Here are some amazing tips on how to rebuild your wardrobe from scratch. Read along to learn more.
Steps To Rebuild Your Wardrobe
1. Take a deep breath and relax!
Curating a wardrobe from scratch does sound overwhelming at first. But it is equally fun. Buying new clothes, immersing yourself in the fashion world, getting excited about the latest trends, handpicking the ones best suited for your personality, and creating something aesthetically pleasing are ways to get an instant burst of happiness and excitement. And if cleaning the wardrobe sounds like a herculean task, just romanticize it by playing music and adding some scented candles to the mix. A fragrant vibe and some music are the perfect ways to unwind and relax while getting things done.
2. Empty your wardrobe and separate stuff
Decluttering your wardrobe is a crucial and unavoidable step when it comes to giving it a revamp. Decide what to keep and what to bid adieu to. Yes, we do understand how difficult it is to part with things that have been part of your wardrobe since forever. But hoarding stuff will only add to the clutter.
Take out everything in your wardrobe. Starting from your clothes, shoes, accessories, and perfumes. Before dividing the old stuff into categories, clean your cupboard. It is important to clean your space thoroughly before getting into the next steps. Next, sit with your perfumes and separate the ones that need to be thrown. Based on the expiration dates, throw out your perfumes. Set your accessories and keep them in an organized manner based on their utility.
Once you have sorted out your perfumes and accessories, turn your focus to your clothes. While we are against hoarding, we are totally game for recycling and restyling clothes. Get hold of some fashion magazines and dive right into them. These will prove to be your best friends when it comes to styling old clothes. A new styling tip can help you fall in love with your old clothes all over again. While following styling tips, make sure that you do not go overboard. Set a budget and stick to it. You do not want to empty out your wallets along with your wardrobe. After giving your clothes a thorough examination, if there are still some items left that cannot be styled at all to your present taste, get rid of them. Sometimes, goodbyes are inevitable.
Next, think about the outfits you have wanted to buy since forever and make a list. Do not forget to align this list with the personal style you intend to build.
4. Quality and Quantity, Sometimes Both Matter
While it is important to have a few extra clothes, it is also important for them to be of good quality. Good-quality clothes can be less expensive, too! It is not necessary to buy expensive clothes, and if you do, that is not a problem either. What is advisable is to purchase good quality but not very expensive stuff and save some of that budget to buy that one garment that you have always wanted! As they say, “investment in quality never goes vague”.
A decluttered and organized wardrobe is a fashionista’s heaven. There are a plethora of ways to categorize your wardrobe. The most common method is to categorize your clothes according to occasion. This makes it easier to find clothes when you are in a hurry without turning your wardrobe upside down. Apart from this, you can also categorize your wardrobe based on colors or different seasons. Although the latter sounds a bit vague, you can still make it work.
- Formal shirts (2-3)
- Denim bottoms (4-5)
- Basic white and black tops (1 each)
- Swimwear (minimum 1)
- Sufficient nightwear
- Types of bras (plunge, push-up, backless, tube) and seamless undergarments
- Skirts (1 long and 1 short)
- Blouses (lots of them)
- Blazer (2)
- Bodycon dresses
- Party wear dresses or gowns
- Summer dresses
- T-shirts (many)