Updated: Aug 3, 2019
Did you find value in knowing the first 3 wardrobe mistakes most women make?
I know I used to suffer from wardrobe bloopers but I learned how to control my negative thoughts and purchase binges. Just by recognizing these mistakes and deciding to initiate the solutions into action will help you to eliminate the frustration, stress, time and money
Here are the 4 other mistakes most women make.
4. Evening items collecting dust
Do you have those special event items collecting dust in your drawers, shelves or hanging up in your closet? These include those evening bags, heels, jackets, pants, and earrings.
Search your drawers, closet or shelves for evening pieces that have a touch of bling. For some fun and variety, bring them out and wear along side your every day jeans, dresses, pants, tops. It will uplift your mood and even bring out some great memories.
5. Your closet screams chaos
Are there items that don’t mix and match? They are taking up space that does not serve your everyday wardrobe needs.
View your closet with a new fresh set of eyes. Think about how your clothing pieces may work within your everyday lifestyle, activities, and work situation.
If you don’t have anything to match up with these pieces, yet it aligns with your lifestyle, still in great condition and you feel great while wearing it, place it in a separate pile. Then take it with you for that intentional shopping experience to find a clothing piece that will go great with it
Caution: Avoid purchasing anything else when you walk by and a 50% off Sign is calling you. It is not a bargain if you have nothing to wear with it or doesn’t match your lifestyle.
6. Oversized clothing pieces taking up space
Purchasing over sized items to hide your body lines can actually give the appearance of your body looking larger and casting a darker image of what you are wearing.
You might have bought and wore the pieces a while ago when your body was changing or when you were pregnant and forgot they were still in your closet. Or you’re losing weight now and you bought these items at different weight levels. Unfortunately, these pieces will not give you the confidence to continue your weight loss journey because they do not flatter your weight loss successes.
Purchase clothing that follow your body lines and shape. Rather than hiding your flaws, oversize clothing will not serve the best you!
Be mindful on what you look like in the mirror and ask yourself, “Is this what I want the world to think of me?”
7. Are you fast and furious?
The saying “ Don’t shop the grocery store when you’re hungry!” actually makes sense. There are scientific studies that prove this. Five studies at the University of Minnesota revealed the participants in the study were more likely to pick up the high calorie foods and higher priced when they were hungry including candy, salty savory snacks and red meats. The results found it is the feelings of hunger that are more likely activated as the same behavior associated with acquisitions.
This same behavior is activated when buying clothing items, especially when you’re in a hurry or in need of a last-minute item for a special event. “It is the uncontrollable desire to want and own something,” per this report.
Don’t settle for buying food or non-food items just because you are hungry or you are planning to attend an event and you need something to wear. It can start the clutter craze all over again and the money and time spent on clothes won’t give you lasting results of looking and feeling great every day.
Are you overwhelmed by poor wardrobe habits?
It can be easy to look at this list and just want to throw your hands up in frustration. Why bother trying to make any changes, when you're making so many mistakes?
You don't have to make all the changes all at once. Pick one mistake to work on at a time, and make small changes. For example, make a goal to choose just 5 items to donate, if decluttering all at once seems too much right now. It doesn't have to be a big deal.
If you're still feeling stressed and overwhelmed by your wardrobe, there's no shame in asking for help. Book a free consultation and let me walk you through a customized solution for your style needs. You deserve to look your best. Book your free consultation here.