It’s interesting that as our lives change and evolve, we sometimes hanker for something we used to have. Sometimes we get stuck at a time in our lives when life was more fun or when we were younger and actually felt ‘cool’. Perhaps we don’t fully appreciate that as life has changed and moved on, so have we. Never is this more apparent than when looking into a clients’ wardrobe or taking them shopping. Your wardrobe often provides an interesting insight into your life.
Are there garments in your wardrobe that no longer work but you won’t let go of because, “that has been so good — I’d love to find another one just like it”? Or is there a pair of shoes or a bag that is completely worn out but you have loved so much you can’t part with them? Could you be stuck?
Being ‘stuck’ can be problematic for a couple of reasons: you may not actually be able to find the specific, “just like the one I had and loved” item, or if you do find it, among a myriad of more up-to-date options you risk buying an item that’s, well, out-of-date. To be blunt, garments or accessories that are out-of-date will make you look out-of-date, not younger and definitely not cooler.
I admit to recently scouring the stores looking for an update on a great wedge I bought a couple of years ago and have worn to death, and if I’m honest I’d replace the shoe entirely if I could (except in a smaller size now I know how much they stretch), but that’s not what I’m talking about here. I’m talking about items that are more than ten years old. Things that belong in a life pre-children or even pre-husband. Items that you used to wear to work, bags you used to carry, coats you’ve loved, tops you partied in.
If this is you, it might be time to seek some expert advice from someone who isn’t emotionally connected to the items in question.
Want a bit of help sorting the ‘once cool’ stuff from the ‘real life now’ stuff in your wardrobe? Want less clutter but more to wear? We’d love to help. Call us on 09 529 5115, check out our website signaturestyle.co.nz or pop into our 35 Broadway, Newmarket studio.