There are so many better ways to spend your hard-earned cash than on clothes that end up in wardrobes and drawers and never get worn and yet whenever I do Wardrobe Edits with Clients, I see them lurking in the background with the tell-tale label still attached. When I ask Clients why they don’t wear an item, it is normally “it was an impulse buy and I didn’t have time to take it back” or “I needed something so I thought it would do”.
If you added up how much you have spent on clothes that don’t get worn that are currently hanging in your wardrobe, how much would it amount to? £100, £500 or more? What could you do with that extra money – especially with Christmas approaching!
So, next time that you are in the changing room, trying on, here are 2 questions that I want you to ask yourself…
Do I Love It?
So, when you try it on, does it make you feel great, so great that actually you don’t want to take it off? I recently had a Personal Shopping trip with a client of mine and what was great about this particular client was that no matter how good an item looked on her, if it wasn’t an item that she loved, she did not buy it! She was honest enough with me – and herself – to admit that if she did not love it, she would probably not wear it and so we left it in the store. I loved this about her because I knew that when she did buy an item, it was something she was not only going to wear, but love wearing and that is what I want for all of my clients!
Does it go with at least 3 other items that I own?
I also have Clients tell me that they do not wear an item because they have nothing to wear with it. I have a simple rule that I do not already own at least 3 items that it will go with, then I will leave it in the Store. Getting dressed should be easy so we can just grab say a top and a pair of trousers and off we go and this is how we build a really flexible wardrobe.
So, next time you are in the changing room, please ask yourself these 2 simple questions and if the answer to one or both – then please leave the item in the shop and go and find something else; something that you will love to wear and that makes you feel fabulous!
I hope that you find this helpful! Please drop some comments below and let me know if this is something you will try next time you are on a shopping trip
Catch up soon,