We’ve all been there- standing in front of the wardrobe with a feeling of slowly rising panic and frustration as we yell that we have, ‘nothing to wear!’ despite an already bulging rack of clothes staring back at us. Apparently women only wear 20% or their wardrobe 80% of the time. So why do we struggle to choose clothes and how do we go about feeling our best every day?
First, find a frock that fits your figure. Are you a pear, hourglass, athletic, apple, petite or plus-size? If you’re unsure of your shape, get a friend to take your measurements (that’s waist, bust and hips) and type them into an online body shape calculator. Once you’ve ‘figured it out’ you’ll be one step closer to feeling glam in your garb.
Secondly, choose clothes that complement your lifestyle. I’m guilty of what’s known as Saturday Night Syndrome. This is a terrible affliction where I go into a shop fully intending to buy sensible work clothes and end up leaving with flash cocktail dresses and low cut outfits definitely not suitable for day time wear. Then, come Monday, I’m left staring into the abyss of my sequinned and lace filled wardrobe.
Try and buy clothes that will suit things that you actually do, such as work, or places you go on a daily basis. A great wardrobe isn’t just about amazing clothes but about reflecting your own lifestyle. Another neat trick that I’ve tried is going shopping with a close friend and letting her or him buy your clothes for you and vice versa. They are bound to choose things you would never dream of wearing yourself but usually have a keener sense of what may look good on you than you do. Why not give it a try this weekend and let me know how you go? Your best mate may just turn out to be your dream personal stylist!
As time goes by it’s also important to update your wardrobe with items for work and play to maximise your outfit ideas. If your wardrobe is full to the brim have a keen look at how old some of your clothes may be. I still have a size 10 playsuit hanging in my wardrobe that has been there for over five years (no, not kidding) just on the off chance that I might fit into it one day.
So you know what they say, there’s no time like the present, if you fancy some Easter retail therapy, why not pop into 141 On Main or The Red Chandelier and check out their gorgeous stock. Both shops have the latest in fashion trends when it comes to clothes and jewellery. Happy Easter all and stay fabulous