2 Tips for Your Clothing Collection

The frustrations of coming up with suitable outfits each day cannot be under stated but the makeup of your wardrobe can minimize the irritations if you follow these 2 tips

  1. Build an Interchangeable Wardrobe

The key with spending money on good quality clothing is to make sure everything you purchase is going to be worn. Nothing is more expensive than an item you never use. When you invest in clothing you must also make sure everything you pay for will be used. One way to make sure this happens is to acquire pieces that are interchangeable.

An interchangeable wardrobe means each piece of clothing in your wardrobe matches a large number of complementary items. You can create numerous outfits that all look really good and take very little effort and time to combine. A light grey top that matches 4 out of your 7 pairs of bottoms is interchangeable. A fiery red top that only works well with 1 of your 7 bottoms is not interchangeable. Which means you must keep coordinating in mind when choosing clothes and the colours you like.

An interchangeable wardrobe means that the colours of clothing items will rarely be difficult to match and will allow you to mix and match as you please.

  1. Do Not Be Tight Fisted

Do not be tight fisted, pay a little more for quality. Cry once about the price, and then spend a lifetime reaping the rewards as quality has the unique characteristic of actually looking better over time (when taken care of). Buying quality shoes, shirts, suits, bags and brief cases mean that they will last you years, maybe decades. And when something happens to them they can be repaired at a fraction of the cost of buying new.

Buying cheap means you will wear it twice if you are lucky and then throw it away or never wear it in public again when the colour starts running or the seams come loose. And the worst part is you will be throwing away money every few years buying new clothing just because it is cheap.


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