It is a good idea to upgrade your wardrobe every now and then. Even if most of your clothes are of durable materials and are high-quality, they will still wear down over time. Plus, you’re likely interested in getting on board with new fashion trends. If you’re interested in improving your wardrobe but aren’t sure where to start, here are four wardrobe improvements this year to get you started.
1. New Socks And Underwear
Getting new socks and underwear every few months is a no-brainer for some people. For others, it might be easily forgotten about for years! Believe it or not, the undergarments you wear can directly impact your self-confidence and mood. You might want to spend a bit extra on the clothes you wear under your clothes.
That said, ensure that you’re purchasing socks and underwear made from breathable fabrics so you can stay comfortable no matter the weather. That same rule should apply to your camisoles and sports bras. Some go-to choices might include cotton panties and cool max socks. Breathable fabrics are essential for hotter months of the year.
2. New Everyday Shoes
Even if you’re someone with a massive shoe collection, you likely have a pair of shoes that you wear most days, at least on a seasonal basis. Over time, your everyday shoes will likely get worn in, and you might develop holes and rips on the fabric.
As attached as you may be to your favorite footwear, if you see these signs, it’s either time to start caring for your shoes, or it’s time to get a new pair altogether!
You want to buy high-quality shoes so you can rely on them in different weather conditions. Always go with durable fabrics that will last you for a long time. Choose boots or sneakers with rubber soles so that your shoes are slip-resistant.
3. New Jeans Collection
Jeans are everyone’s favorite because they last forever. Once you notice that the colors are fading, that holes and tears are either appearing out of nowhere or that the existing rips are getting stretched out, you know it’s time for a change. Before you’re left with nothing but dresses, start shopping for a new jeans collection.
Shop for durable, high-quality denim whenever possible. Stick to jeans dyed with natural dyes so that your skin does not get irritated when you wear your new jeans. Make sure that your new jeans are made of fabric blends that won’t shrink in the wash.
4. Updated Essential Outerwear
Just like your shoes, you want outerwear that you can rely on. You’ve probably worn the same winter coat for a few years now and are noticing signs that it may be time to replace it. You should be able to count on a heavy-duty jacket for a few years before noticing that it’s time to upgrade. If this is the situation you’re in, congrats! Your jacket did its job.
Now it’s time to shop for a new go-to jacket. Shop for waterproof and scratch-resistant jackets. This way, you can count on your new coat for another few years before you need to buy a new one again! Aim for jackets with hoods so that you can stay as warm as possible once the weather gets cold.
The Bottom Line
This year, focus on the wardrobe improvements that you genuinely need. The basic staples like everyday footwear, outwear, jeans, and your socks and underwear are the main clothing items you’ll want to keep track of and update as needed. Consider the information above as you work on improving your wardrobe this year.