When was the last time you took a long, hard look at the clothes hanging in your closet? If you’re always having a hard time choosing an outfit for the day or if you stare at a closet full of clothes but still ending up thinking “I have nothing to wear,” it may be time to give your wardrobe a complete overhaul.
If you’re still unsure, here are four signs that could tell you it’s time.
1. There are a lot of Items You Don’t Wear
A good wardrobe does not need to be gigantic and filled with clothes. Rather, it can be more of a capsule that includes a selection of high-quality, timeless, and comfortable pieces that you can wear time and time again, and in different settings.
Students, for example, should have the essentials, such as a range of shirts, t-shirts, hoodies and sweats. Practicality, comfort, and fashion are always key factors to consider when shopping for clothes. Fire Label Merchandising recommends going for pieces that are comfortable and wearable at least for two seasons every year.
2. Some Clothes No Longer Fit
Many people save certain items in the hopes that they can still fit into them again in the future. Some people, meanwhile, have a knack for choosing clothes that aren’t quite the right size in the hopes that they can grow into these garments.
If it no longer fits, and you don’t see yourself wearing it in the near future, give it away or throw it out. Your wardrobe should be full of clothing that fits you perfectly and can be worn anytime. Well-fitted clothes should not only look good, but should also make you feel good about yourself.
3. You have “Nothing to Wear” Even with a Full Closet
There is no point in having a closet full of clothes if you don’t get to wear them regularly. It’s always better to have a solid range of pieces you can wear for different occasions—not a dizzying pile of fabrics you don’t love.
4. The Last Clothing Piece You Bought was for a Friend
If you haven’t bought anything new for several months now, or your clothes are out of date, it’s time for an upgrade. Your clothes should fit not only your body, but also your sartorial personality.
The perfect wardrobe is easier to create than you think—and more affordable. All you really need are a few key pieces, the right style, and attitude in shopping and putting on your clothes.