Do you always find yourself staring into a closet packed with clothes but you’ve still got nothing to wear? Does it take you forever to find the right outfit, but you’re never happy with what you have on? You’re not the only one! But before rushing off to buy loads of new clothes, try a few of these tips and you’ll learn to love what you have again. After all, there was a time when you liked it enough to buy it!
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Sometimes all your closet needs is a spring clean. If it’s been a while since you’ve sorted through what you have, it might be time to declutter. Decide what you want to keep, give to goodwill, sell or just outright throw away. If you’re someone that hoards clothes this might be tough, but be ruthless. If you haven’t worn something in the past year, it’s likely you’re not going to wear it again, so it's time to show it the door!
If you feel like you never have anything to wear, the problem could be that you just can’t see what you have. Once you’ve decluttered, put everything back in a good order: store the items you use most at eye level, lesser used items below and the items you rarely use higher up. Shelf dividers and storage boxes are helpful for keeping everything neat and hooks can create extra storage space for hanging things on. If you're serious about organisation you can even try color coding your closets to find things more easily.
Rethink how you get dressed
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Getting dressed is easy, right? Choose something to go on the top and the bottom, put on some shoes and there you have it! Well, sort but, but not quite. If nothing seems to pair well together, or you feel like your clothes never look how you want them to, it could be because you’re missing that finishing touch. Find accessories that liven up your look, a pair of colorful socks, a hat or a piece of statement jewellery can instantly transform an outfit and make it feel more "like you".
Don’t give into pressure
The internet offers unlimited style inspiration, but it can also make you think too much on what other people have that you don't. When all you see is people uploading #ootd after #ootd, it can make you feel like you always need to be wearing new clothes too. But don’t be afraid to repurpose your own clothes, find different ways to wear pieces and team them with different accessories to make them look fresh. You’ll be surprised how many ways you can wear one piece, and when you learn to be happy with what you have, you’ll be happier all round!
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