Mode femme : guide pour acheter moins, mieux et transformer votre look dans le temps.

Buy better and transform your look over time.

Buy better and transform your look over time.

Women's fashion: guide to buying less, better and transforming your look over time.

You may be heading into the new season hoping it's going to be an opportunity to make yourself even more stylish - and we're here to help you get there. Whether you're hanging on to old clothes that are never worn or items that were purchased on impulse and only ended up being worn once, we are all guilty of making decisions too quickly. when it comes to our wardrobe. To create space, save money and highlight the contents of your wardrobe, adopt the following tips and you will be fully satisfied with your clothing choices.

Guide to buying less, better and transforming your look over time

1. Don't buy an outfit for just one occasion

Who hasn't done it this way?  A wedding, a Christmas Eve, a Friday evening cocktail with colleagues. Write a planned outing on your calendar and you will immediately have the feeling that you will have nothing to wear for this occasion. Immediately, you want to wear an outfit that those around you should not know about. However, more often than not, even if we love the piece we buy, it may only be worn for a few occasions.

Instead of buying something too specific for certain events, try having a few dressier pieces in your wardrobe. Pieces that will be more versatile. If you buy simpler, more classic pieces, you will be able to wear them regularly. Accessorized wisely, they will offer a renewed look for each outing. 

2. Don’t buy and/or keep something that doesn’t suit you

It's not uncommon to hold on to items that no longer suit us in the hope that one day they will have our full attention again. It is also not uncommon to buy an item of clothing ( dress, skirt, blouse, top, etc. ) in a size that is too small as an incentive to lose weight or because it was not our usual size. However, holding on to these items - that you can't physically wear - is one of the worst things you can do if you're trying to downsize your wardrobe.

Be realistic and honest with yourself! If it doesn't suit you, give it to charity or someone you know who will be happy to wear it. 

3. Don’t buy and/or keep what doesn’t suit you

In addition to holding on to things that don't suit us, many of us keep pieces that we know clash with our personality and personal clothing style . Often we buy something on impulse because we saw a friend wearing it and thought it made her look perfect. However, because we do not all have the same body shape , we realize after the fact that the clothing purchased does not flatter our figure like theirs. In the end, the garment remains desperately in our wardrobe... If a garment does not immediately give you a feeling of well-being and comfort, it will have no place in your wardrobe.

4. Don't buy just because it's a good deal

It's easy to be won over by a significant discount. However, you should only take advantage of significant discounts if the coveted piece is something you really need to add to your wardrobe. Never buy an item of clothing just because the discount is good. 

5. When you invest in one item of clothing, get rid of another

A great way to keep your wardrobe a reasonable size is to follow this rule: one piece goes in, one piece goes out.  Every time you add something new, choose an item of clothing that has no or no longer a place in your wardrobe, sell it or, better still, donate it to a charity. This way, in addition to being useful to people who will be grateful to you for thinking of them, your shelves and hangers will be available to better organize your new acquisitions.  Furthermore, by adopting this new habit, knowing that you are going to have to part with an item of clothing, you will never buy something unless you absolutely love it. 

6. Extravagance may not be for you

Often we limit ourselves to the style that has dressed us for many years, which sometimes leads to a certain boredom, present from the moment we open the doors to our dressing room . The feeling of not finding anything flattering invades us. Be careful not to get too carried away by buying a piece of clothing that you like because it breaks with your usual style. Are you sure that once it arrives at your home, this piece will not stay on its hanger or your shelf? Keep in mind the clothes and outfits you like to wear. What would be new to acquire to give new shine to the whole? Think of this as a constant, evolving process, rather than returning to square one every month.

Allowing yourself to buy one really nice piece every month, rather than having two big shopping trips a year, will likely result in better considered decisions and, as a result, a much more stylish wardrobe.

7. Make tough decisions

Nobody likes throwing things away. Parting with an item of clothing is sometimes about letting go of happy memories, which can be very difficult to do. However, there's no need to hold on to everything you've never loved, especially if they're clothes you haven't worn in several years. If you really can't bear the idea of ​​parting with an item of clothing, store it well packaged in a box and a few years later perhaps you will have less qualms about parting with it. 

8. Create the perfect outfit for different circumstances

One of the big misconceptions when it comes to being stylish is that you should never buy outfits similar to the ones you already own. Of course, no woman will put up with seeing a collection of jackets or pants in the same shade stored in her wardrobe. However, don't be afraid to make the most of your clothing style. Your daily outfits are certainly in perfect harmony with your professional activity and your leisure activities. If we look at what TV news presenters or certain women in the public domain wear, we see that they have adopted a style that characterizes them. All the most stylish women in the world have their own uniform - they keep the styles the simplest, they know what makes them stand out in everyday life and they keep in mind what suits them best when acquiring new parts.

9. Take inventory regularly

It seems obvious, but it's easy to forget what's tucked in the bottom of the pile or hidden under another item of clothing. Each season, you have to put forward the clothes best suited to the weather and the family outings that will appear on your calendar. You will be able to better define that it could be the top or the skirt that would go perfectly with what you already have. 

10. Know how to restore 

Many of us feel guilty throwing away clothes as soon as they become damaged. However, just because an item of clothing is a little worn doesn't mean it should be thrown away.  It's easy to find a seamstress to make repairs that you can't do on your own. Any alteration can be carried out, whether it is to shorten pants or a dress, sew or change a zip, many seamstresses carry out their activity in commercial galleries or have their own premises. In addition, the prices are completely affordable.


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