Get the Most from Your Clothes
We all love to shop, but sometimes we are not as smart when it comes to the clothes we purchase as we should be. After all, looking good can be an expensive business, and if we aren’t taking steps to ensure we are getting the most value out of our clothing then we will be left with a bank balance that isn’t all too pretty to look at! Below, we outline five tips for ensuring your clothes keep you looking good for as long as possible:
It is easy to get wrapped up in the latest trends and throw caution to the wind from time to time, but it is advisable to think about your purchases. This will allow you to always buy the piece that is right for you, and also prevent you from buying those dud pieces you only wear once. Buying wisely can also mean spending a little more than you were planning on spending: it makes more sense to buy a high-quality pair of shoes for $100 rather than cheap, poor-quality shoes for $50. The more expensive shoes will look better and last much longer than the cheaper ones.
Treat them well
Clothes are a bit like headphones. If you are rough with them, they will soon be too damaged to be of any use. Treat them well, and they will be around for years! To make sure you aren’t handling your clothing too roughly, you need to make sure that you are following the washing instructions on the label to a T; they are there for a reason. If possible, avoid the dryer, and use a steamer rather than iron. Take a look at this clothes steamer review page to find the best one for your needs. Also, remember that not all hangers are created equal, and you will need to find the one that is right for the shape and style of your clothing.
Dig deep into the closet
It is understandable that, after we buy a piece of clothing, the novelty wears off and we put it to the back of the closet. If you are guilty of this, it might be time to take another look to see what is in the back of your closet. Who knows, you might have a few good pieces in there that you have completely forgotten about. It will feel like a brand new item, and it won’t cost you a cent!
OK, if your dress has a giant rip down the front, you might not be able to salvage it. But don’t give up on other items so easily. Learning some basic clothing repair tips will enable you to prolong the life of those items that are perfect apart from a few small issues. It will save you having to fork out to replace the item, too!
All in rotation
You might love your winter sweater, but if you wear it every day, then it won’t last forever. Some others stay in the closet too long and become musty. Make sure you are keeping your closet wears in a rotation, and they will all last a long longer!
Article by Alicia Baker