The scale has moved and your blouses have started to hang loosely on your shoulders. There are gaps in your pants, and they’re starting to look baggy. This is it, the moment you’ve worked so hard for– it’s time to shop for a new wardrobe and buy new clothes! This is also a great way to reward yourself for the hard work and keep the motivation going. Here are five tips to rebuilding your wardrobe after weight loss:
1. Assess your current wardrobe.
Take out everything from your closet and lay it out in front of you. Create a pile with items that are oversized or too loose on you. Donate these items to a local shelter, donation center, or even host a clothing swap with friends.
2. Choose correctly sized undergarments.
Undergarments are the foundation to any outfit. Make sure to shop for undergarments that fit correctly, and don’t forget to get a bra fitting. Wearing an incorrect bra size will make blouses look frumpy, so this is key to dressing nicely.
3. Grab essentials and staple pieces.
When you’ve lost weight, your staples most likely don’t fit anymore. Before trying on new styles, go grab essentials and staple pieces like jeans, a classic black dress, and neutral blouses or a blazer. This may be your first time shopping for structured pieces, and now’s the time to embrace it! From an A-line skirt to a tailored blazer to a button-down shirt, you may be surprised at what pieces flatter your new body now! Consider hiring a stylist or a subscription wardrobe delivery service for custom pieces that fit you just right. Also, don’t be afraid of bright colors or prints anymore; while a little black dress is a must-have to flatter any body, feel free to spice things up in your wardrobe with your favorite colors too!
4. Reward yourself with a few investment pieces.
If you’re looking for an excuse to splurge, this is it. You worked hard for this accomplishment, so you deserve to reward yourself with a piece that you love. This can be an investment piece like a pair of skinny jeans or a group of silk bras, or statement pieces like designer jewelry or handbags.
5. Have fun with fashion!
You’ve lost the weight and you may be feeling differently than you did before. With a new body, you may find yourself developing a new style. Have fun discovering your new style, trying on that bikini you’ve eyed for so long, and feeling confident in this new healthy lifestyle!
Bonus Tip: Don’t break the bank!
While discovering your new style, shop at local second-hand stores or even go online thrift shopping for designer brands. Be on the lookout for stores with free returns, fast shipping, point reward systems, and loyalty programs. Finally, many stores have seasonal sales where you can get off-season styles for cheap. This saves you money in the long run!