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How to Make Your Wardrobe Work for You: Eliminate the 'Nothing to Wear' Dilemma

It's a common scenario: standing before a closet full of clothes, yet feeling like there's nothing to wear. This isn't just a minor morning nuisance—it's a sign of deeper wardrobe mismanagement that many professionals encounter. Understanding why this happens can transform your approach to shopping and dressing, turning frustration into style clarity.

Keren Beaumont Personal Stylist Editing Wardrobe
Keren Beaumont Personal Stylist Wardrobe Edit

Impulse Buys: The Quick Fix that Fails

We've all been there—making purchases on a whim or in a moment of panic (think last-minute events or sales too good to pass up). These impulse buys often don't take into account whether the item is right for our body shape, colour season, or if it complements other items we already own. As a Personal Stylist, I often see the result: closets full of mismatched items that are hard to coordinate into outfits.

The Importance of Compatibility

Clothes sitting unworn in your wardrobe often represent missed opportunities. They're pieces bought without considering how they fit into your existing wardrobe or whether they meet your practical needs. Even if a garment suits your body shape and enhances your natural colouring, it might not fit your lifestyle. That beautiful silk tea dress might look stunning in the store and even in your home, but if your daily life revolves around corporate business meetings and casual weekends with the kids, it won't get the wear it deserves.

Lifestyle Compatibility

When shopping, it's crucial to consider your lifestyle alongside your physical attributes. I would advise you to think about your daily activities, work environment, and social outings. Does the item you're considering buying fit seamlessly into these areas? For instance, investing in versatile pieces that can transition from office wear to casual evenings is more practical than one-off pieces that don’t serve a regular purpose.

Building a Cohesive Wardrobe

To avoid a wardrobe full of nothing to wear, start by assessing what you need based on your lifestyle. Think about how the 'ideal you' would look for each aspect of your lifestyle and note which pieces you might need to create those looks. Focus on pieces that can be mixed and matched to create multiple outfits with ease. These will likely revolve around a central colour palette. Essentials that fit well and are right for your body type are worth the investment over any trend-driven impulse buy. (Contact me to free a video tutorial on how to assess your colouring and body type)

Regular Wardrobe Edits: A Necessity

Make it a routine to review your wardrobe each season. A regular edit can help you remove items that no longer serve your needs and identify what essentials are missing. This prevents the accumulation of unworn clothes and clarifies what purchases will be truly beneficial in the long run.

Next steps

Having a wardrobe that genuinely works for you requires a strategic approach to shopping and an honest assessment of your lifestyle needs. As your trusted Personal Stylist in London, I’m here to guide you through refining your wardrobe so that 'nothing to wear' becomes a thing of the past. Let’s make every piece in your closet count!

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