7 Wardrobe Changes You Need To Make Now That You’re Done With College
After spending four (or more) years in college, it’s time to say goodbye to your old wardrobe and hello to a new, more grown-up look. When you’re in college, you can get away with wearing athletic gear and leggings to class, but now it’s time to step up your wardrobe game as you enter the adult world. Here are seven wardrobe changes you need to make now that you’re done with college.
Get Rid Of Anything That Doesn’t Fit.
If your clothes are too tight or too loose, it’s time to get rid of them. Clothes that don’t fit properly are not only unflattering, but they’re also uncomfortable. Give yourself a fresh start by getting rid of anything that doesn’t fit and donating it to a local charity. It’s only natural for your body to grow and change as you age, so you can’t expect to fit into the same clothes from four years ago for the rest of your life.
Toss Out Anything That’s Stained Or Has Holes.
We all have that one favorite shirt or pair of jeans that we can’t bear to part with, even though it’s covered in stains or has holes in it. But trust us, it’s time to let go. If your clothes are stained or have holes, they’re not going to get any better with age. So toss them out and invest in new pieces you’ll want to wear. Keeping one of two shirts or a pair of jeans for DIY days is fine, but don’t let your entire wardrobe consist of worn-out clothes.
Get Rid Of Anything You Haven’t Worn In A Year.
If you haven’t worn something in a year, chances are you never will because you have likely outgrown it. By decluttering your wardrobe and getting rid of older clothes, it will be easier for you to see what you actually wear and what you need. Donate any clothing that still has life in it, or consider selling them to make a little bit of extra cash.
Invest In Some New Basics.
After years of living in sweatshirts and leggings, it’s time to invest in some new basics. Your basics should consist of everything you will wear under your outer layers, including bras, underwear, tank tops, and camisoles. It’s important to find the right fit for these pieces, so consider looking for a guide to help you find your bra size and underwear that is comfortable, not just trendy. Your tank tops and camisoles should also fit well and be versatile enough to wear under blazers or cardigans for work or on their own with a pair of jeans for a more casual look.
Treat Yourself To Some New Shoes And Accessories.
A new pair of shoes can completely change the look of an outfit, so don’t be afraid to treat yourself to a few new pairs now that you’re done with college. And while you’re at it, stock up on some new accessories like belts, bags, and jewelry to add a personal touch to your looks. When you’re in college, you probably find yourself wearing sneakers or flip-flops most days, but now it’s time to start investing in some dressier shoes like heels or loafers. And don’t forget about the power of a great bag or statement necklace to elevate any outfit.
Build A Capsule Wardrobe.
Now that you have some new basics and accessories, it’s time to start building a capsule wardrobe. A capsule wardrobe consists of a few key pieces that can be mixed and matched for various outfits. This will not only save you time when getting ready, but it will also save you money in the long run because you won’t have to constantly buy new clothes. Choose versatile items in neutral colors, like a black blazer or white button-down shirt, and add pops of color with accessories.
Update Your Professional Wardrobe.
Now that you’re done with college, chances are you’ll be looking for a job. Whether you land an interview at a traditional company or a start-up, first impressions matter; invest in some key pieces that will make you look polished and put-together, like tailored trousers, skirts, blazers, and dresses. With a few key investment pieces, you’ll be able to build multiple looks that will take you from the interviewing process all the way through your first year on the job.
In conclusion, decluttering your wardrobe can make getting dressed easier and improve your confidence and help you find your adult sense of style. So, invest in some new pieces and update your professional wardrobe to start this next chapter off on the right foot.