We’ve all been through a time in our lives when we open our wardrobe, only to find that we have absolutely nothing to wear.
For many people, this may certainly not be the case but, for others it may be a sign that they really do need to give their wardrobe an update.
If you’ve been thinking about starting from scratch and buying a whole new wardrobe for yourself, here’s how you know tha the right time has come.
1. Your Clothes Are No Longer in Style
A lot of trends are coming and going all the time which unfortunately means that some of the clothes that you buy at the moment are no longer going to be as fashionable as they were when you first bought them.
For many pieces of clothing, especially staple items like jeans, t-shirts etc. you don’t need to worry about these going out of style any time soon. However, for things like trendy shoes, cut-out t-shirts, or seasonal prints, they may not be something you reach for in a few years time.
If you’re going through your wardrobe and you feel that all of your clothes are outdated and followed trends that a few years out of style, it might be time to make the investment in getting yourself a whole new wardrobe.
2. Your Body Shape Change
As we grow older, it’s natural that our body shape will change. It’s also completely normal to gain or lose weight throughout our lives, which can often mean that some of our old pieces of clothing no longer fit us.
Life’s too short to try and squeeze yourself into clothes that don’t fit so, if you are struggling to find pieces in your closet that fit you, it’s probably time to find some new items of clothing that flatter your body.
When shopping for clothes, measure yourself beforehand to compare to size guides on the websites you’re shopping on. This will make it easier to find clothes that are going to fit you perfectly – regardless of whether they’re from the regular, petite or curve range.
3.You’re Moving to A Different Climate
If you’re used to the long, rainy winters of the UK, you probably won’t have a huge collection of summer-ready bikini, skirts and shorts.
Although your wardrobe may be fit for the climate you’re currently in, these pieces will not be very useful if you decide to pack your bags and move to a country with a warmer climate.
You may be able to take some of your existing clothes with you but, chances are, you’re going to need to go on a bit of a shopping trip to update your wardrobe with pieces of clothing that are more suited to the climate you’re going to be moving to.
4. Your “go-to” Clothing Items Are Getting Worn Out
We all may have wardrobes full of clothes, but most people will find themselves reaching for the main go-to items regularly.
Whether these are your favourite pair of jeans, or your go-to t-shirts that are a staple in every outfit you put together, it can feel like a nightmare when these pieces are starting to get worn out.
If your staple pieces are not looking as fresh and new as they once were, we’d recommend taking yourself out and picking up some replacements so you can keep on wearing your favourite outfits.
5. You Can Afford It.
Finally, there’s no fun in buying new clothes if you don’t have the money to afford all of your new pieces. The right time to buy a new wardrobe is at a time when you have the budget to comfortably buy all the clothes you need without having to owrryabout your depleting bank balance.
The idea is that you should be buying new clothes when you need it, not just because you want to buy new things. If you want to be sustainable and become more a savvy shopper, try making a list of the things you need and then get them all at once when you can afford them.
Getting A New Wardrobe Is An Exciting Opportunity
In this article, we’ve helped you to decide whether now is the right time to buy yourself a new wardrobe.
Before you start browsing online fashion websites, or run down to your closest mall, you should think about whether you really need to buy all these new clothes; do your current items still fit you, do you have any pieces that are still in style, and do you have the budget to spend on new items?
If, after going through all our points, you still think that you definitely need to upgrade your wardrobe with some new items of clothing, we can’t wait to see you pick up!