Why You Have Nothing To Wear And What To Do About It

Simply + Fiercely

The number one reason you have lots of clothes but nothing to wear is that there’s a massive difference between what you admire on a hanger (or someone else) and what you genuinely enjoy wearing.

This is why you ‘love’ that dress when you see it in a magazine, on a shop mannequin, or even your best friend. But it never feels right once you buy it and bring it home.

You can love something in the same way you’d love a piece of art in a museum, but that doesn’t mean you want to hang it in your living room.

You should start with wardrobe essentials. Throw out any preconceptions about wardrobe basics or capsule wardrobes. Instead, think about your favourite outfits.

How to create a functional wardrobe you love and wear

What do you always wear on repeat (or what do you feel best in), and what’s essential to create more of those outfits?

For example, I love short, flowy dresses, which I wear with shorts underneath to avoid flashing everyone. They are comfortable on my stomach, show off my legs, and are fun to wear.

They work for my lifestyle, and I know I’ll feel good in my clothes. Now, instead of reinventing the wheel every day, I simply repeat this style.

My “basics” are shorts and easy layering pieces, and a good chunk of my wardrobe is a collection of dresses. This allows me to be minimalist without sacrificing fun and variety—in a sense, I have created a personal uniform, which is what I actually recommend for everyone.

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