How to shop?
Due to the recent reorganization of your closet some gaps will inevitably appear. They will have to be filled by pieces in styles and colors that work for you. In order to ease this task, make a list of the most necessary items.
Contradictory to the name, the most important feature of this garment is not its price but how often you plan on wearing it. When you think about it, in the end a cheap dress that you've only worn once actually costs you more than an expensive cardigan you wear on a regular. Even though you can invest in all kinds of clothes, in the end, your taste and lifestyle should defy your decisions. These purchases should be the so-called core of your wardrobe.
Trendy garments are usually bought in order to keep your wardrobe updated. The word “trend” itself can mean anything, from certain models to popular colors.
Right size is everything:
Sizes will vary depending on the fitting and the place where you'll make purchases
Loose fitting will make you appear slimmer and more relaxed.
The great seven rules of choosing clothes:
Side stitches and zippers have to sit perfectly straight, no creasing.
Sleeves should not squeeze around your upper arms too tightly.
A finger should easily fit between the garment and your body.
Pants and skirts should fit nicely around the bottom and the hips and run straight down from there.
The sleeves of coats and jackets should always end around the wrist area.
Pockets should not stick out.
Jackets, blouses and dresses must zip up effortlessly and not fit too tightly in the chest area.
How to evaluate the quality of a garment:
Once again, no creasing on the stitches allowed!
Lining has to be smooth, flat, and even.
No threads should be hanging loose out of the button- holes.
A high price does not guarantee high quality so pay close attention to details!
Some helpful advice:
Don't be too ambitious when making a shopping list, you can almost never buy all the necessities in one go.
Grab with you a pair of shoes that you're planning to wear with the new outfit.
First, look for the color, then make sure that the garment fits, and only then decide whether or not you'll be able to incorporate it into your wardrobe.
Settle for, at most, four garments that you'll take to the fitting booth.
Always double-check that you've chosen the right size.
Ask the two most important questions: do you like yourself in this garment and can you afford it?
Avoid overly eager managers.
How to keep your clothes in mint condition:
Garments that get dirty easily, such as linen shirts should be washed after every use and suits should always be kept on hangers in order for them to remain fresh.
Shoes collect humidity whenever you wear them so letting them air out is important.
Fix minor damages such as missing buttons or small holes as soon as possible.
Try to use as little dry cleaning as possible since the chemicals used in the process wear the garment down.
Clean your shoes on a regular and use shoe trees.