“Always dress like you are going to see your worst enemy.” –Kimora Lee Simmons
Whether they wish to admit it or not, all women have been guilty of possessing a closet full of clothes and have the pressing dilemma of having quite nothing to wear.
Quite the enigma, is it not? Having wardrobes teeming with clothes and yet thinking you have absolutely nothing to wear. Sure, you might have the trendiest tops, the latest streetwear clothing, and even the most in-demand sartorial items and yet you find yourself in the midst of a clothing predicament. In this regard, you begin questioning yourself: How do I have nothing to wear when I barely have any room in my closet for clothes?
Well, the truth is far simpler than fashion pundits might lead you to believe and some of the most common reasons for this quandary are found below. However, when you do find yourself asking the very same question on an everyday basis the moment you come up with a sartorial ensemble for the day, you might want to revisit and then reevaluate your clothing options. Do be careful not to treat this problem by aggravating it in buying more clothes as this will only serve, as a temporary band-aid solution to what could be a potentially immense fashion dilemma. Sit yourself down and take a long and hard look at your wardrobes. If you find yourself to relating to any of the standard reasons stated below, perhaps their respective solutions will be of some use to you as well:
1.) You have not purged your closet for years
While you might have heard of the minimalist movement when it comes to fashion, you do not have to do anything as drastic if you are not prepared to make that sartorial commitment. However, it would do your closet a world of good if you adapted the idea of expunging your closets from unused clothes from time to time. No one is saying that you should start acclimatizing to a closet of only 30 clothing items. But if you have sartorial items that your grandmother used to rock in the seventies, then you might have a hoarding problem, and purging can very much benefit you, your closet and your fashion sense.
2.) Most of your clothes do not fit
It does not matter whether you have lost or put on some weight, but you have your reasons for keeping them around in your closet. More often than not, they are meant to inspire you to lose a kilo or more so that you can fit into them or perhaps encourage you to put on more weight so that you can finally rock them. Unfortunately for you, these clothes are doing the exact opposite by taunting you and reminding you of where you fall short when it comes to your weight. Best to get rid of them while you still can.
3.) You have way too many clothes that were given as presents
Your grandmother might have given you a sweater that never really suited your style and do not have intentions of wearing for like…ever. So, what is the reason while you are still keeping these around? Well, some individuals think it might be the only polite thing to do. While this is all well and good for a few clothes here and there, it would be an entirely different case if you hoarded the lot of them. There is absolutely no harm in giving some of those clothes away—particularly if they do nothing for you and does not really suit your style identity. After all, it is not like any of them will raid your closet the next time they visit and look for that one specific gift they have given you.
4.) You shop impulsively
We have all been there at one point in our lives, and in one way or another, it has to lead us to acquire some fashion items—even if we never really cared for them. We might be accompanying a friend on a shopping excursion and who wished to find the perfect cocktail dress for an officemate’s wedding or we might have simply found ourselves wandering around the mall only to lo and behold, end up in a clothing boutique. If you relate to either of the two, you might want to think twice before taking that clothing item to the checkout counter. Ask yourself first if you really need it and if you were not to buy it today, would you still be thinking of it tomorrow? If the answer is yes to both questions, then go ahead and indulge yourself. However, if you answered in the negative in either of the two, you might want to put it back on the rack. After all, you are not buying it for you. You are just buying it to pander your whims.
5.) You have kept all of your favorite clothes
We all have clothing items that we favor above the rest and more often than not, we keep them—regardless of whether they are still in a condition to be used or not. To some, these items hold sentimental value and can be a little difficult to let go of—after all, they are your favorites, you have had them for years, and you love them to bits. Unfortunately, holding on to these clothes is precisely what is holding you back from having a better style. While they might be a little hard to let go of, do know that you are bound to find new favorite clothes after you have made the firm decision to purge your wardrobe.
6.) You have lots of clothes that are more or less the same
We might find ourselves gravitating towards a specific style, but that in no way means that you should fill your closet with at least thirty pieces of the same style clothing. If you truly wish to elevate your style game, then you should advocate clothing diversity for your closet. Unless you want to sport one signature look forever, you need to change it up every once in a while and to do that; you will need more varied clothes in your closet.
While breaking these habits might a bit hard to do, realizing that they do exist is the initial step towards working on a goal to eliminate them. If you find yourself relating to any of the statements above, you might want to reassess the way you shop and the way you see fashion as a whole. After which, little by little you can start adapting style changes into your daily habits, eradicate former bad fashion practices and finally have a closet with a myriad of clothing options.