FASHION DIRECTOR/EXECUTIVE EDITOR
Have you ever had an event to attend and you look at your bulging wardrobe and ‘see’ absolutely nothing to wear? Most women actually do not give enough mileage to the clothes they invest so much in. In fact, you will be surprised to learn that as much as some women love to shop, that’s where the thrill ends because as soon as they purchase the items, and put it amongst an overly full wardrobe, they promptly forget about it until they see someone wearing something similar and they are like ‘l have that! Where did l put it again?’ Don’t get me wrong, true clothes horses actually give their investment a good run for their money. They know exactly what to wear, how to wear it and when to wear it. They are never caught unawares and can rustle something up as fast as a brilliant chef can do food in the kitchen. Most of these women have a good eye and are naturally stylish and on point at all times. On the flip side, you also have those who sadly just shop without learning the art of how to shop properly. They should make a mental note on what to avoid and what to acquire. In 7 Wardrobe Essentials Every Woman Should Own, you at least get the general picture of what items you must have that can take you anywhere whether night or day. What is saddening is when you don’t even get to enjoy the clothes you have. When you don’t know how to get good mileage from them without looking like you are ‘repeating’ all the time. Social media has put undue pressure on clothes not being worn twice. This is totally ridiculous. So what to do? You play around your outfit. Change accessories. Wear it to a place with different crowd. You spent so much so why give it so little exposure? Obviously the time gap between repetitions must be long. But it makes no sense to just keep buying new clothes for every single event... unless you print money in your backyard that is.
Besides, at the very worst, after at the very minimum, several wears, you can sell the said items on eBay and at least get something back for your investment. I really believe the time has also come for ‘clothes for hire’, which can be returned after each wear. Makes a lot of sense actually. So that, sometimes when you want something new, you just ‘rent’ the outfit, enjoy the thrill of wearing it then promptly return afterwards. Imagine how much money women will save just by doing that?
After all when you want milk, you don’t have to buy the whole cow do you?