How To Manage Wardrobe?
To manage wardrobe together is no easy task. But it is not impossible either. You have to, first and foremost, understand yourself and evolve your own style. How simple or sophisticated your Wardrobe needs to depends upon how simple or sophisticated your lifestyle is! Its about as basic as that.
Suppose you are the sort that goes work and comes home, and your environment is casual at all times. There is absolutely no need to go on a binge buying formal or business suits. Your wardrobe could well revolve around semi-formal shirts and trousers, with some casual thrown in. If, on the other hand, you have a lifestyle that demands variety then your wardrobe needs to reflect that.
According to Charles Hix, in his defintive tome, “Dressing right”, an organized approach works best. You need to determine your clothing expectation and needs. The best way to do this is get hold of a notepad and start on a clean page with pencil.
Divide the page into four cloumns. In the first, list out all the activities you need cloths for and be specific, such as: Regular office wear, Broad/Business MEetings, Power Lunch, After-Office Cocktails, Formal Office Dinners, Theatre Evenings, Sunday Brunch at the club, Meeting friends for Drinks at the bar, Pub Hopping, Family Dinners, and so on.
In the next column, next to each occasion, write down the kind of cloth you would like to wear and feel your best in. This time don’t be too specific. Rather, just write “formal suits”, “sporty attire”, “preppy look” and such description that convey your mood and attitude than any specific outfit.
Now comes the tricky part. In the third section you need to write out an estimate of the approximate percentage of your time that you think you will spend on each activity in the coming months. This will help you determine how many items of clothing you need under each head.
Finally, in the last column, write down how important each activity is. Are you more concerned about how you appear at social functions than at work? Or vice versa? This will help you get the wardrobe you really want.
You can always put your own look together by mixing and matching what you have, but there are some tricks to becoming a good dresser: