5 Ways You’re Sabotaging Your Wardrobe

When I can’t find anything to wear in my closet I’m a flatlining fashionista. Here are 5 reasons you’re not getting the most out of your existing wardrobe:
Hurt feelings aside, I’ve had many sessions of reinventing my wardrobe to suit my needs.  If you’re taking your wardobe at face value, you may be limiting the versatility and fun of shopping your own closet.


#1 – You’re only using pieces at face value

The online description called it a mini dress, but you won’t pair it up with shorts or leggings?  I know its a tee shirt, but would you concider wearing it over a blouse like a sweater?




#2 – You’re not keeping up maintenance

You have missing buttons, faded colors, and a dry cleaning bag that’s been sitting around for ages.  Think of how you could be wearing these pieces if you only got the maintence under control.  If you can’t find a matching button, buy a new set and replace all of them to give it a new look.  If that’s too much work, pop em all off and wear it as an open layer.  Get the RIT dye and re-up that color or opt for a new shade.  And for the love of couture… take those clothes to the cleaners!


#3 – You’re letting size be an issue

No… Under no circumstances am I advocating that you wear those tight trousers or button-popping blouse. You can put somone’s eye out like that ya know…  I’m encouraging you to look critically at pieces that you can layer as your weight fluctuates.  A too-tight bodycon skirt could fit better as a tube top. A baggy shirt could be haute tucked into a high waist pencil skirt. Experiment with ideas you feel confortable in.


#4 – You’re not accessorizing fully

Have you given any thought to accessorizing your accessories? Handbags, scarves, hats, jewelry, belts – they can all modify your garments.  They can also modify each other.  Replace a brimmed hat band with a necklace.  Pin brooches to a clutch.  Belt a one shouldered scarf.



#5 – You’re not viewing your whole collection.

Don’t be ashamed to admit closet sprawl. Most women I know are or have been guilty of letting their wares live temporarily or permanently in other parts of the home.  I have a laundry room of drip-dry garments, a well-intentioned chair of “hang-up clothes”, and a few pairs of shoes that reside at work or in the car.  Dilligently assemble your troops so you can see what you’re working with.


What’s your current wardrobe situation?

3 thoughts on “5 Ways You’re Sabotaging Your Wardrobe

  1. doubleclicklife

    Oh yes. You’re not alone. YW. I hope it’s helpful. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Too much in an overstuffed walk-in closet; guest closet and basement closet – time to declutter and downsize!

    • doubleclicklife

      Oh yes. Me too! Time to start that donate pile! Lol

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