5 Signs that it's Time to Update Your Wardrobe
Have you taken a good hard look at your wardrobe lately? If you don't love what you see, or feel like you need a change, it could be time to give it a refresh! Whether it needs a complete overhaul, or just a few key pieces replaced, we have everything you need to help you start to loving your wardrobe again. Not sure where to start? Our team has put together a list of helpful suggestions for when and how to give your style a fresh new look.
1 – Your Clothes are Starting to Show Wear and Tear
Having a few well-loved pieces in your wardrobe is not a bad thing. A favorite sweater, comfortable jeans, a worn-in sport coat; these are all perfect for wearing on the weekends or when you're on vacation. But when you're meeting clients or giving presentations at work, you need to look your best. If your dress shirts have a visible ring around the collar, or if the cuffs are starting to fray, either downgrade the shirt to weekend wear, or get rid of it. After time, suit jackets will start to show some wear around the edges; when this happens, look for a replacement. For trousers, check the area just above the knee to see if the fabric is starting to wear thin, and also check the seat of your trousers for a shiny appearance. Sitting in a chair all day produces a lot of friction, which can cause wool to become shiny. This is a good indication that it's time for some new pants. This Ermenegildo Zegna Gray Check Wool Suit would be a wonderful addition to any businessman's wardrobe, and won't wear out easily.
2 – There are More Mismatched Pieces than Outfits
One of the keys to a great wardrobe is having complementing pieces that can be worn together in different combinations to create a variety of outfits. If you can only wear one particular tie with each dress shirt, or you have a sport coat that doesn't go with anything else in your closet, it's time to get rid of the pieces that don't match, or find multiple pairs of pants or accessories to tie everything together. For example, this Brunello Cucinelli Light Pink Cotton Shirt could be paired with this Kiton Silk Tie or this Battisti Silk Tie. That same shirt could be worn with this Canali Sport Coat, with or without a tie. Pick out a few key pieces, like a suit, and build your shirts and accessories around them, so you have a variety of outfits and styles to choose from.
3 – You No Longer Feel Confident in How You Look
Your clothes should help you feel good about yourself, and you should feel confident when you wear them. If you no longer love your wardrobe because of changes to your personal style, weight fluctuations, being in a new environment, or any other reason, it's time to give your wardrobe a complete overhaul. And for the days that you aren't 100% loving what you're wearing (because even with an amazing wardrobe we all have those days), make sure you have some top-notch accessories in your arsenal. You will exude style and confidence walking down the street in these Silvano Lattanzi Wingtip Shoes, and this Cartier Watch is the perfect finishing touch to any outfit.
4 – You're Starting a New Career
A big change like this is the perfect reason to reevaluate your style and your clothes. Maybe you recently got promoted and you need to go for a more business professional appearance, or you're going to a company with a different dress code. Don't completely get rid of your old clothes, unless they're worn out, but pare them down to make room for the clothes you will now be wearing on a daily basis. Pick up a new briefcase in preparation for your new job as well!
5 – Your Wardrobe is Outdated
If you can't remember the last time you added some new pieces to your closet, it is definitely time for a change. Look for items that will give you a more contemporary look as well as some timeless classics that you will be able to wear for years to come. A simple, neutral cashmere sweater like this Lora Piana Roadster Sweater is a versatile item that is sure to become a go-to piece for casual wear. A neutral wool suit like this one is perfect to have for formal occasions.
If you're going through your closet and still aren't sure if you should get rid of a piece of clothing, ask yourself “have I worn this in the last year?” If the answer is no, then that item should no longer be in your wardrobe. Replace it with something that you love and will get lots of use out of.
Getting new clothes doesn't have to be scary or intimidating! Check out Top Shelf Apparel for everything you need to create a wardrobe that you love.