3. Use your most-worn pieces as the starting point.
Your trying to imitate others does not mean you should get a complete wardrobe revamp. Even if you aren’t all too happy with the state of your wardrobe right now, chances are you own at least a couple of individual pieces that you do like.
An easy, fail-proof way to start upgrading your wardrobe and how you dress is to use those pieces as the starting point. Here’s how:
As a first step, figure out what separates your favourites from the rest of your clothes, i.e. why you wear them more often. Think colours, fabric, fit/silhouette, overall style and details
Again, make sure you are precise at this point. Instead of settling at ‘I like that pair of pants because it’s comfortable and has a nice fit’, find out what exact feature of the piece makes it so comfortable and well-fitting. The all-natural material, the high waist, the thicker fabric?
Once you have defined what you like about your favourite pieces, you’ll be left with a detailed list of things that are all your style and that you can use a guide while out shopping for clothes to imitate the styles you like. Since you have been wearing all of those things for a while already, there is a much lower risk that you’ll buy something that will end up un-worn at the back of your closet. Doing all these will help you to “shop smarter”.
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Fatoye Joy is 300level law student of University of Ilorin. She writes articles for fashion magazines. She is a model and an usher. She also does private tutoring of primary school pupils and secondary school students. She loves listening to music, reading novels and cooking. She is a Christian who loves God.
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