“I’ve got a closet full of clothes but I never have anything to wear”
“I feel frustrated when I need to decide what I have to wear”
Whether you did raise your hands or not, I’m convinced that you could relate to at least one of these. Hey! You don’t have to feel bad, trust me, even I belonged to the same brigade once upon a time. Fashion keeps changing every single day. And if we’re someone who is alien to the world of fashion, it becomes evident in our dressing styles as well. But, why don’t we look at it as a routine? You know…like the things we do every day. We wake up, brush our teeth, take a shower and we get dressed. The clothes that we wrap our bodies with defines us as a person. They talk about our moods and speak to the world about what we think and feel in particular.
Styles aren’t complicated— they are just a way for you to be more confident in your own skin (just dress up to look like yourself, not like Kim Kardashian or any other person whose style you adore). In our lives, we often know where the problem lies but we don’t know how to find a solution to it. And, what do we end up doing in such situations? We become the sheep that follow the herd. This holds very true with respect to clothes as well.
I learned it the hard way. It took me a while to realize that I should pick clothes that help me define my individuality. Of course, I never got it right the first time. I’m sure most of you end up trying various outfits before a party and then finally zero in on one, right? So, here are a few steps from an amateur average dresser (like me). This is what I keep in my mind while picking clothes, and I hope it will help you too.
Step 1: Determine Your Style
The very first thing to do is to clear your head when it comes to what style suits you the best. Are you someone who would walk into a party with a velvet dress, or someone who’d walk in with a pair of jeans and a t-shirt paired with a leather jacket and boots? Figure out what’s more you and what’s not you when it comes to style. If you are having trouble doing that, scroll through social media and see what catches your eye. Do you like what a certain celebrity is wearing? Maybe, that’s your style.
Start saving the images of what you like. Figure out what’s common among them. Do some analysis and zero down on your sense of style. Whatever it may be, at the end of the day, it’s all about you. Only you have to approve your style.
Step 2: Understand Your Body Type
Second thing is to understand your body shape. There’s no better person than you to understand your body right? When you wear a dress, you’ll feel comfortable only if it suits your body shape. Understand what kind of cuts and styles suit your body best. There are plenty of sources on the internet that can guide you through this. If you don’t know your body well, shopping will continue to be a nerve-wracking task for you.
Step 3: Throw Out The Unnecessary Clothes
You’ll love this step. The first two steps were your homework. Now that you’ve figured the first two steps right. The third step is all about execution. Clean your closet. Throw all those outfits out that don’t suit your body shape or don’t compliment your style. Leave behind only those clothes that define you the best.
Why should you do it? It’s simple. You don’t really want to do the same mistake again—riffling through a bunch of unwanted clothes. It will leave you frustrated.
And one thing good about an empty closet is that it signals out that you need to shop. This time it will be fun because you’ve got a clear vision of what you like and don’t, and what suits your body and doesn’t. So, happy shopping peeps.
The last and final step is to get ready for the runway. What I mean to say is, it’s the final step of putting your outfits together. For this, I think it is best to just follow your gut. Creating outfits should be fun. Don’t get panicky about it. If you think you can’t do it alone, take your best friend’s help or takes cues from the virtual fashion world on the internet. Whatever you decide to wear, make sure you feel the best in it. It’s like eating your favorite cake. No matter how good the plain cake is, you want yours with the best icing ever.
So, the next time you are in front of a mirror or your closet wondering what to wear, do a quick run through these steps in your head. You’ll definitely end up looking like the best cake on the block (with sprinkles of course).