Krystal D. Waiters
Serving: How to Create the Best Wardrobe for Spring/Summer
It’s Spring Time and that means we need something to wear! But before you start shopping, check out my tips on how to transition your wardrobe into Spring and how to create the best wardrobe for the season.
As always, ASSESS YOUR WARDROBE! Sorry for yelling (lol) but, this will forever be my first tip and probably my most important tip. It’s an imperative tip because you should see what you have before purchasing anything new. This eliminates clutter and also helps to create a functional wardrobe. As we transition into warmer weather, this is the perfect time to remove our heavier pieces and replace them with lighter ones. What I mean by this is, let’s start swapping out our darker fall colors, heavier coats and sweaters, and heavier fabrics like wool for more lighter pastel, cotton, satin/silk pieces. I find dedicating a day to swap out your clothes twice a year, helps to curb my appetite for excessive shopping (I literally did this last week). Once you’ve done all of that, identify what you feel is missing and/or needs to be replaced, or Spring trends that you wish to try, and then make your purchases.
Challenge yourself to try a “no buy” for at least 30 days. I did this for the month of March and I found that once I started shopping again it made me for cognizant of the real reasons why I’m shopping and made me become more intentional with my purchases. Of course a “no buy” helps with saving money, it also helps you to avoid accumulating unnecessary items. For me, it challenged me to create more outfits. It’s easy to create looks with new purchases but for the real fashion girls, true style comes from creating looks from pieces that you’ve already own! For those who are not familiar with a “no buy”, it is a period of time where you do not buy clothes, shoes, makeup or anything that you want feel you want to curb. I plan on only buying items at the start of every season and only buying things that needs to be replaced and/or items that I want to try.
Consider dopamine dressing! Dopamine dressing is dressing with the intention of boosting your mood. Whether it’s incorporating more color, style, or texture; all of these things can have psychological associations that can be tied to memories. With this concept of dressing, when we’re intentional with this type of dressing literally whatever we’re wearing will make us feel great. Also there’s been some psychological implications where getting out of your comfort zone when it comes to clothes can also trigger dopamine release. And if you’re not familiar with what dopamine, it is a chemical released in the brain that makes us feel good. I believe that when you start looking at fashion/clothing as a creative outlet, you’ll get more enjoyment when it comes to dressing.
Hopefully these tips will help you create a more functional wardrobe for the warmer months and potentially throughout the year! Thank you guys for rocking with your girl, be well and be blessed!