Have you ever stood in front of your closet full of clothes, looked at it, and felt like you have nothing to wear? Yes, I feel the same way sometimes! All we could wish for is a “Clueless” Cher’s closet where you can have your outfit ready with just one click!
But the reality is that we have to choose our own outfits every day… It can be very frustrating to have a lot of clothes but there’s nothing to wear.
So, I’m here to tell you that there are several reasons why this happens, and I’ll ask you the famous question, “Why do you have a lot of clothes but there’s nothing to wear?”
There are 7 reasons why you might have a lot of clothes but nothing to wear, and here are the main ones:
Your lifestyle and clothing style do not match each other
If your clothes don’t match your lifestyle, you may end up with a closet full of clothes that you don’t want to wear! Regardless of how amazing those clothes are! Let me explain…
Your lifestyle determines the types of clothes you need. For example, if you always work in a formal work environment like a large company, you may need practical formal clothes. Then, you will have a lot of formal clothes.
If you change your job and your new job has no dress code and you can wear whatever you want, you will find that your closet is full of formal clothes, and that’s where the problem begins.
Solving this problem involves considering two things when shopping for new clothes:
First, how can this piece of clothing be worn in three different ways?
Second, will this piece be suitable for all different outings and occasions, such as casual daytime outings and nighttime events?
Of course, there are exceptions if you are buying clothes for a special occasion or rebuilding your wardrobe from scratch.
However, owning pieces that can be worn in versatile ways is the basic principle of owning a multi-purpose wardrobe filled with clothes you can wear. This allows you to buy fewer pieces that are carefully coordinated, and it will be much easier to coordinate your clothes together every day.
Your clothing size no longer fits you!
The first reason is that they are not your size to begin with; maybe you bought them during discount seasons and forgot to try them on, only to find out they are either too big or too small, or perhaps you have gained or lost weight, causing the clothes in your wardrobe to no longer fit.
The second reason is that they do not suit your body shape, so they do not look good on you. The key to dressing well is understanding your body shape and choosing clothes that flatter it.
The solution to this problem is to:
If you solve this problem, you will discover that you have many options that you were not aware of.
For beginners, regardless of your size, it is time to say goodbye to clothes that no longer fit you, or if you can have them altered by a tailor to fit you, then do so.
Secondly, you should understand and know your body shape so that you know what suits it and what does not. This will make shopping trips and planning your outfits much easier.
You have some essential pieces of clothing missing from your wardrobe or you have too many of the same design!
You may have a wardrobe full of great clothes that you can’t wear because you don’t have the right pieces to coordinate them with. Or you may think that your wardrobe is boring and you don’t want to wear anything from it; if you have both of these problems, it’s because you have too many statement pieces and not enough pieces to coordinate with them, or you have too many basics, which gives you the impression that you have nothing to wear.
Solving this problem:
In my opinion, an excellent wardrobe requires a good balance between basic pieces in neutral colors such as white, black, and beige, and statement pieces. If you have too many statement pieces but not enough basics, it will be difficult to put together a complete outfit.
On the other hand, if you have plenty of basic pieces but not enough statement pieces, you may feel bored with your wardrobe.
To solve this problem, you need to strike a good balance between these two types of clothing.
You don’t know how to coordinate your clothes
I know what you’re thinking: I have clothes that fit my lifestyle, size, and look great on my body, in addition to a good balance between basic and statement pieces, so why do I still feel like I have nothing to wear?
The answer is, you don’t have an idea of what goes with what! For example, does this blouse go with these pants? Or what colors can I wear together?
Solving this problem:
This is a problem that many people face, and there’s nothing to be ashamed of, but you should solve it.
Here are some tips that can help you:
Always look for sources of inspiration, such as Pinterest or following fashion styling accounts on Instagram, and use them as a source of inspiration for you to coordinate your outfits or colors that complement each other. After a while, you won’t need these sources, and you’ll be able to do it yourself.
You buy the same style of clothing design every time
Many of us buy the same thing without realizing it. For example, if you have 30 pairs of jeans, but they are all tight and dark-colored, then you really only have one clothing option! You don’t have a diverse collection of jeans in your wardrobe, so you feel like you have nothing to wear.
Here’s how to solve this problem:
It may be difficult for you to solve this problem, but the secret here is to be brave and open-minded while shopping. For example, if you like a certain color of jeans, instead of relying on tight jeans, try something different, like wide-leg jeans.
Or, if you’re always looking for a specific blouse, try a new design. Just be open to trying something new and you can start with small steps, like going for different colors instead of always going for the same color.
With practice, you’ll find it very easy to step out of your comfort zone.
Your wardrobe is disorganized or messy
I am a naturally messy person, so I understand how difficult it is to organize things, especially clothes. But having your clothes everywhere and not knowing where they are makes it very difficult to wear any of them, or in some cases, you can even forget certain clothes.
So when you organize your closet, it makes coordinating your clothes in the morning so much easier and saves you countless hours spent staring at them.
Solving this problem:
Having a well-organized and tidy clothing closet can be extremely helpful for you! Now you might be wondering, “How can I do that?”… One option is to gather all your pants, whether you hang them or fold them, and skirts together, or in other words, grouping all the clothing pieces together.
Some people organize their clothing closet by colors, but this is not necessary.
Don’t allow yourself enough time to get ready to go out
If you’re one of those people who get ready last minute and don’t give yourself enough time to plan your outfit or decide what to wear, you’ll end up wearing too many clothes and neglecting some of them.
That’s why, whenever you go out, give yourself enough time to get ready, even if you’re just going out for coffee.