BY: VANESSA ROBERTS
This is the final instalment of BWA’s ‘how to shop your wardrobe’ series. If you’ve ever looked at your bulging wardrobe and felt that you “have nothing to wear” then this series is for you!
The idea of shopping your wardrobe is based around the crazy notion of re-appreciating what you already have rather than indulging a constant flow of new things. You may be suffering from a lack of space, a strict budget, or just general boredom from wearing the same old easy outfits.
Equip yourself with my tested tricks and tips and you’ll be rocking interesting new outfits in no time.
Catch up on Part 1 ‘HOW TO SHOP YOUR WARDROBE‘ and Part 2 ‘HOW TO SHOP YOUR WARDROBE: FASHION CHALLENGE‘
1. Undertake to Update Your Under-pinnings
Perhaps you’ve shied away from short skirts or dresses? Or maybe you’re bored of hiding your legs away between April-October?
Adding interesting hosiery, whether patterned or coloured can quickly elevate an otherwise boring outfit and make what you deem “unwearable” wearable again. There are some incredible leggings, tights and stockings available and you do not need to spend a fortune. Unless it’s a super special occasion, opt for thicker varieties that withstand washing where possible.
In the right context, sheer tops can be brought to life by adding “feature” underwear that peeks through. A hint of what’s underneath can be totally acceptable in the right doses whilst breathing new life into otherwise overlooked and/or evening pieces.
Lastly, having one or two high-quality, dependable strapless bras in combination with smooth-fitting nude underwear is completely essential for getting the most out of strapless tops, special occasion dresses, halters and other items such as light coloured pants. Don’t relegate these purchases into the “too hard basket” simply because you lack the right foundations to make them work.
If your bras no longer fit, give yourself permission to buy ones that do! However, be sure to know your correct size. According to Mary Holland Lingerie, the vast majority of women are wearing bras that are completely wrong for them. Wearing a bra in the wrong size affects your comfort and appearance.
If you’re in Sydney, head to one of the 5 Mary Holland stores for a personalised bra-fitting. They have the best bra-fitting service anywhere. You’ll be surprised to learn your real size!
NEXT: UNDERGO SOME R&R…