How to Shop Your Own Wardrobe

Emma Does Fashion
by Emma Does Fashion

Fast fashion is becoming less, well, fashionable as trends move towards more sustainable ways of shopping and an interest in buying clothes that stand the test of time. Many people like to set themselves challenges such as vowing not to buy any new clothes for a whole month. If this sounds like the sort of thing you'd like to do, but are worried you'll get bored of the items already in your wardrobe, then read on for some useful styling hacks.

Adding a belt is a quick way to switch up the dresses in your wardrobe. It can completely transform the look, taking you from voluminous silhouettes to curve-hugging ones. Or, if your dress came with its own tie-belt that matches the fabric of the dress, make it more interesting by adding in one of your own belts.

It's a good idea to have belts in neutral colours so they can be easily matched with everything else in your wardrobe. If you're not sure where to start, try getting one in black and one in brown - these will pretty much cover you for any outfit you're putting together.

I sound like a stuck record at this point, but keeping to a neutral colour palette will ensure that all of your clothes will work well together, meaning that the possibilities for new outfits are endless. Look at how well these snake-print boots go with both the above and the below outfit. They're a pale grey so count as a neutral, proving neutrals don't have to be boring!

How often do you actually take the time to look at each item in your wardrobe? Set some time aside to hold up each item in front of you and remind yourself of how excited you were when you first bought it. You may find things hidden at the back of your wardrobe that you completely forgot about, eliminating the need to go shopping for new clothes!

You could also use this time to experiment and put new outfits together. Perhaps you might want to challenge yourself to see if you can style one skirt five different ways.

If you come up with some good outfits during this process, you might even want to start up an Instagram account to document your slow fashion journey! Reels such as styling 1 coat 3 ways are really popular on Instagram and you may also find like-minded creators who have some really good tips for restyling your clothes and shopping your own wardrobe.

If you are handy with a sewing machine, you could even add embellishments on to any old clothes that you've grown tired of, or transform a long dress into a short one or a pair of jeans into a pair of shorts. You are definitely on the right website for DIY tips and tricks for that sort of thing!

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