You open the closet, look at it, and with hands-on your hips you declare “I have nothing to wear”. Sounds familiar? Having nothing to wear is one of the biggest fashion problems many women face to. And, the biggest irony is that you do have tons of clothes in your closet. Carrying all those shopping bags home, taking the closet hangers with dresses and shirts is not enough to save your morning when you feel like having nothing to wear. Why? Probably because you made some wrong shopping decision when you actually thought you are doing smart purchases. Once before, we shared with you some reasons why you have nothing to wear. Today, we are sharing with you some solutions on how to avoid having nothing to wear. Stay tuned.
Always shop with thinking of outfits
Never pick out stand-alone pieces when shopping. Instead, shop for garments with having many outfits in mind. Your purchasing habits are very important when you want to avoid having nothing to wear. When you buy items without having an outfit in mind, you risk having a closet that has nothing to offer you. If your clothes don’t match each other, then you can create outfits with them. On the contrary, when you purchase an item that you can easily pair with clothes that you already own, you will avoid much stress when styling your next outlook.
Don’t keep buying the same items all the time
Are you stuck with floral dresses or white shirts? You may love wearing them, but you definitely don’t need to have tons of pairs of them. Two to three of them will make it just right. Having more pairs of the same garments doesn’t leave you space for creating interesting and different outfits. You may then have a closet full of clothes, but still having nothing to wear, because you have no different options to experiment with. In order to have it clear which pieces you own more than twice, always tend to hang all the like items together. This will make you feel a little silly when buying another copy.
In order to avoid having nothing to wear, try to plan your outfits ahead. You can plan all the outfits that you are about to wear for the next week at the office, on Sunday. This will save you money in the morning when you open the closet and see the same formulas and combinations. Also, you can make a list of let’s say 10 places that you are going to visit during the month and plan all the combinations you will be wearing to each other ahead. This way you won’t repeat wearing the same dress twice a row, because you can wear that dress you had forgotten about the second time. Try on different combinations, and when you get the perfect one for each event, take a selfie to keep the outfit idea. Then when the moment comes out, just visit your phone gallery and bring the combination to reality.
When having some extra free time, challenge yourself to pick up one piece from the closet and create a sleek new outfit around it. Close your eyes and grab something randomly from the wardrobe. Then, challenge yourself to create at least five different outfits around it. That way you will explore all the options that a piece of clothes offers you. If you are not able to get the maximum from an item, then that piece can be considered a waste of money, no matter how trendy and fashionable it seemed to be when you bought it.
Organize by outfits, not types
Organizing your closet is an essential key to avoiding the trap of having nothing to wear. Many women follow some basic rules when organizing their closets. One of them is putting dresses with dresses, pants with pants… But, no matter how well your closet will look after you organized it this way, it can be not inspiring enough. Sometimes, you need to change functional with inspiring. When it comes to your closet, this means to organize it by outfits, not types. Put together all the pieces that can inspire you to create versatile and fashionable outfits. Use the previous rule of challenging yourself. This way you will have a clear idea of what can be paired with what. Hanging tops with the skirts you can pair with them will make it easier to you to choose what to wear today. You will feel like having nothing to wear is not a problem for you anymore. And, it definitely won’t be.
Assign new jobs to items
If you are bored with your closet, then it is time to assign new tasks to different items in your wardrobe. One way to do it is to give old items new ideas on how to wear and combine with different pieces. Another way is to try some DIY projects to upgrade old clothes. The ones that can be upgraded or recombined can be transformed into totally new pieces of clothing or home decorating items. Again, there are tons of DIY projects to transform old clothes into new pieces that you can try.