Buying clothes is an exciting past time for many people, almost a hobby! With the sheer amount of colourful, quirky clothing being put out today, it’s hard not to want to buy something brand new every week. However, this can often leave you with a wardrobe overflowing with clothes, yet feeling like you have nothing to wear. Why? Because people are blindly following trends, wearing something once, and then realizing they didn’t like it enough to wear it again!
Here, we’re going to give you the new dos and don’ts of buying clothes, so you can finally love your wardrobe!
Don’t Go For Throw Away Fashion
Throw away fashion refers to cheap fashion that is everywhere today; all over social media, and even being promoted by reality TV stars. Throwaway fashion is just that; clothing that you want to throw out soon after you buy it, because you no longer like it or it is low quality.
Do Buy High Quality Clothing
Buying high quality clothing doesn’t mean always buying designer, it just means knowing what to look for in a piece that is truly going to stand the test of time.
Don’t Forget To Check That An Item Is Genuine
If you do decide to purchase a designer item, make sure you wait until you can be sure the item is genuine. You can find helpful articles on how to spot a fake designer watch if you’ve been hunting for a timepiece, and there are many similar articles depending on what it is you’re looking to buy.
Do Buy Second Hand
Second hand clothes can be found on selling sites like Depop, and they can be great if you want to save some cash while getting your hands on some quality goods! Many designer goods and vintage goods are unique and make a great addition to any wardrobe.
Don’t Forget To Check Out Independent Clothing Boutiques and Sellers
Don’t forget to think outside of the box, and outside of the high street to find some awesome clothes, like on clothing boutique sites from independent sellers.
Do Make Sure You Absolutely Love Everything You Buy
You shouldn’t buy something if you don’t absolutely love it. Become more self aware and know when you’re buying for the sake of it. If something is off about the fit, the colour, or something else isn’t quite right, don’t buy it.
Don’t Forget To Assess Your Wardrobe And Style Regularly So You Know What Looks Great On You
Make sure you assess your wardrobe and what has worked and what hasn’t worked so you get a good idea of what to buy and what to stay away from in future.
Do Follow Your Own Personal Style
Figure out your own personal style by creating mood boards and colleges!
Don’t Buy Clothes That Can’t Be Mixed And Matched
Most of your clothes should work well together, so if something won’t mix and match you probably shouldn’t buy it. Remember, you can create a unique look by mixing many different colours and patterns. Having a ‘signature’ colour throughout your wardrobe can help you to do this.