It is easy to come across a situation where you have a lot of different pieces of clothing but when you look in your drawers and wardrobe as you prepare to get dressed to go somewhere you realise that you do not actually want to wear the majority of them. This can be for a number of possible reasons, for example it could be that a lot of your wardrobe has become dated or it could be that you tend to make decisions when buying clothes that are not well planned. If you are in need of a shopping trip for new clothes then you should set out with a few things in mind.
Is it worth the price?
Unless you are someone with masses of disposable income then you should be slightly more tactical when choosing which items of clothing to buy. There are many elements of a varied wardrobe that can be bought for less expense than you may have thought. When you are out shopping or browsing a clothing site online you may come across a number of different items that you are instantly drawn to. Your attention will then naturally be drawn to the price tag and if it is particularly expensive you will consider whether you can afford it. It is certainly fine to have a few more expensive clothes but there are plenty of items that are not worth shelling out the extra money for when cheaper and equally good alternatives are available.
Imagine how often you will wear it
Whenever you are seriously considering making a purchase of clothing you should seriously consider whether it is something that you can wear for a range of occasions or if it will be something that will be a lot more limited. A way to come to this decision is to think how well it will fit in with the clothes you already have. If you are attracted to the item for a reason but know that realistically it will not be used enough to justify the price then avoid buying it.
Always try before you buy
You can find an item of clothing that looks great and you really like but until you try it on it is still possible that it just may not be right for you. This is why it is so important to try clothing on before you buy it. When it comes to shopping online you should take care of this aspect by ensuring that the store has a good returns policy.
Article written by Alan Kember on behalf of Clothes Box, the women and mens vintage clothing company.