Clothes are amazing and fun, but they can also suck big-time especially when your weight is fluctuating.
Now, I have no clue what it’s like dressing a body post-pregnancy since I don’t have kids…yet. #blessed
The thought of having a child now gives me heart palpitations. #truestory
However, I do know what it’s like to have to buy new clothes during weight loss.
Oddly, enough this topic came up on The Skinny Confidential Facebook group, and I brilliantly broke down how I would handle having/wanting to revamp your wardrobe when your body isn’t at your ideal weight.
So, I thought why not share this topic with my amazing readers….yes I’m talking to you!
First things first, put down the credit cards and don’t go breaking the bank on your new wardrobe, save that shit for when you’ve reached your #goal weight.
Right now, you want quantity over quality for clothes since in a few months these pieces will be too big.
However, I will suggest investing in some more classic and expensive accessories – bags, jewelry, and shoes. More on that later.
You want to get pieces from stores like Target, H&M, Zara, Gap. These stores sell, cheaper trendier items that are great to toss after a few months but they also carry fantastic staples that won’t break the bank.
Since your body is still in flux, you want to stay away from anything that will make you feel “big” or worse about your body. This doesn’t mean putting on a Muumuu dress cause that shit will make you look HUGE no matter how skinny you are.
Think fitted, but comfortable clothes. Because face it, if you’re not feeling the best about your body and you buy something that’s not comfortable – YOU ARE NOT GOING TO WEAR IT. Trust me, I beg of you.
So, what pieces should you be buying?
T-shirts – V-Neck only, don’t dare do any of that crew-neck shit. Think tank-tops, cute sundresses, leggings, and a good stretchy jean. I live for a good stretchy jean.
Also, I suggest investing in one or two good pairs of jeans and good quality leggings since you’ll probably be living in them. #letsbereal
One of the issues many women face is feeling guilty for living in leggings – why??? EVERYONE does it. Own it, love it, live it. Who gives a shit? Leggings are comfortable and can look chic as fuck if worn right.
Now I mentioned not spending a lot, but I do think you’ll need to invest in 1 or 2 pricier staples. A cool blazer or bomber jacket. This time of year I’d go for the bomber jacket because it’s light and can be dressed up or down.
Finally, let’s talk about accessories. Personally, I’d spend more on my accessories right now. The accessories you buy now will still fit you after you lose weight unlike the clothes you buy, so I suggest investing a little more in them.
Remember, shoes always fit. And great accessories can make any outfit look fashionable and expensive.
So, invest in a higher-end purse or some statement jewelry. And if you can’t spend a ton I suggest Nordstrom they have a great range of handbags and jewelry at various prices.
Mix and match your basic pieces with high-end accessories, and you’ll have a fabulous wardrobe that will get you over this hump.
Then just think of all the shopping fun you’ll have once you’re at your goal weight.
To sum it up here are my tips for revamping your wardrobe:
- Don’t Spend A lot
- Pick Basic Pieces
- Choose Comfortable but Fitting Clothes
- Invest in 1 or 2 Pricer Classic Pieces
- Accessorize Your Heart Out
How have you revamped your wardrobe? How do you dress and style yourself during weight loss?