Follow these quick fashion rules when you next go clothes shopping
Five fashion rules which will save you time and money.
Review your wardrobe at least twice a year.
- Make a list of what you need for before you hit the shops.
- Ask yourself when you will wear the outfit?
- What accessories do you need? Accessorising clothes can transform an outfit and update the look.
Shop for an outfit
If you possibly can shop for an “outfit” rather just one item. You will find you end up with a more versatile wardrobe.
Always try on clothes
It may be tough when you are faced with those dreadful mirrors, but always try on clothes before purchase whether you are in the shop, taking the home or buying online.
Buying clothes on-line
When buying clothes on-line make sure you unwrap goods carefully, so that packaging can easily be reused and accompanying documentation does not go missing.
Personal shoppers – many shops now offer a complementary personal shopping service – with no obligation to buy. We tried one recently and were really impressed. We tried on clothes we never would have chosen ourselves.
How easy are they to look after
It is OK to hate ironing. However if you almost always have a basket of clothes waiting to be ironed then you should avoid buying clothes which really need ironing. The chances are that item may spend longer waiting to be ironed that hanging in the wardrobe.
Scrunch up clothes when you try them on – this is always a good indicator as to whether they will crease when wearing – and whether they absolutely must be ironed.
The same goes for hand washing and dry cleaning. Having said that if you love something a quick hand wash in the sink or even bath followed by hanging out on the line to drip dry is not necessarily that time consuming.
Following the above fashion rules will help you to have a wardrobe which works, with outfits which you can dress up or down – and without impractical unworn garments that seemed a nice idea at the time.