3 ways to bring new life into your wardrobe without shopping

These days, I only shop for items I REALLY need. Gone are the days of window shopping or buying a dress just because it looks good. Nowadays I have to actually need what I buy and that is even true with samples too! I reject samples I don’t need. There is no point in having a wardrobe full of clothes and shoes I don’t wear. This is the same for the kiddies as well. They are growing at a terrific rate and outgrowing their clothes and shoes every few months now. There are many unworn clothes and shoes (due to the lockdown and current state of affairs) that no longer fit. This is why my shopping is down to only the essentials that we need now.

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3 ways to bring new life into your wardrobe without shopping

My shopping taste has changed but my love for fashion and style hasn’t so I work with my existing wardrobe. There are many ways to bring new life into your wardrobe without shopping. Here are 3 ideas for you –

Pair your items differently

Rethinking the way you wear your pieces is one way to bring new life into your wardrobe. I love pairing my items in different ways to create different looks. That way, every piece or accessory feels brand new even though I have had them for ages.

Season-less items

I am not so into seasons when it comes to clothing and accessories now. Having said there are some items that are only wearable only in certain seasons. Having more season-less items is one way of getting the most out of your wardrobe. That way, you can wear different items in various seasons and style them appropriately.

Make alterations

Making alterations when necessary is one way of extending the life of your pieces and accessories. Sewing a badge on a dress will give it a whole new look. Taking up the hem on your jeans is another fun and stylish alteration you could make.

How are you making the most of your wardrobe this season?

 

 

How fashion shopping will look like post lock-down

I do most of my shopping online and I have done so for many years. It is a lot easier for me to shop online and have my items delivered. I am still learning how to drive, so moving around isn’t the easiest. However, even if I could drive, I would still prefer shopping online. Going from shop to shop is draining even when I am fashion shopping alone. So my shopping life won’t change at all post lock-down. I will continue shopping online whenever I can. However, for those who love shopping in the stores, window shopping will change once the shops open here in the UK. I have gotten a few emails from various stores and I can picture the changes already. Many people have taken to online shopping as expected, and I believe the demand for online shopping will carrying on increasing even after the restrictions have been lifted because of the ease and convenience.

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No changing rooms

Changing rooms may likely not be back in most stores post lockdown for many reasons. It would be harder adhering to social distance rules with changing rooms. I was never a fan of changing rooms. There is a whole post about how I hated using changing rooms back in the day. So I won’t be missing this hight street feature when it becomes unavailable. One thing I wonder about is how returns will be carried out post lock-down.

Hand cleaning stations

In some of the emails I got, hand cleaning stations will be introduced all over the stores. There will likely be a hand cleaning station at the entrance of every store and all customers will have to disinfect their hands before shopping.

Limit to number of customers in the stores

There will be a limit to the number of customers that will be in a store at every given time. This should be expected to stick to the social distancing rule or it will be impossible to shop the sales rack for example and keep your distance.

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What do you think of these post-lockdown measures for fashion shopping? Do you see the trend for online shopping carrying on post-lockdown?

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