Fashion can be a costly affair especially as the trends keep on changing with every season year on year. In a research, it was found that Brits on an average spend £1042 on clothes every year. Still, there are clothing styles that are evergreen and can be worn for a specific season every year. Such clothes are must have’s and should definitely be a part of your wardrobe. Here, we will give you a list of must have’s for summer as well as some quick tips on how you can make your everlasting summer wardrobe.
While buying clothes, the most important thing is to make a list of all that you need to buy. Your inventory must not be either too much or too less. It must be just enough to ensure that you have all the must have’s as well as some trendy clothes so as to get you through the season. As the season ends, you are bound to discard the trendy clothes, so it is better to buy cheaper ones. But you must definitely spend on your must have’s.
- Must haves for summer season
While this can be a very person-specific list as personal preferences vary, here we give you a few generic must have’s list. Must have’s for summer season include a good pair of sunglasses, sliders, skirts (at least 2), a black dress for a good summer evening and summer dresses which can be worn anywhere and make you appear stylish and classy.
- Buy good quality stuff
This is a no-brainer as one of the easiest ways of maintaining a wardrobe last long is buying good quality stuff. But good quality clothes are costly and spending on them might come about as splurging. But wait, why do you think those end of season sales exist? Apart from being a stock clearance option for the sellers, it is the best way to find good quality clothes at reasonable prices. Mandmdirect.com currently has its wardrobe clearance sale going on wherein you can buy any and everything at greatly discounted prices.
- Have at least 3 sets of accessories
Fashionable accessories that include shoes, bags and watches are a must with every dress and are worn on a daily basis. It is important to own multiple sets of these as you can rotate and use them, making them trendy as well making sure that they don’t wear out too early due to continuous usage. Like your clothes, even your accessories will last longer if they are used within a measure. Isn’t it so much better to buy 2 to 3 sets and use them alternately rather than wearing one set for 2 to 3 months?
- Care for your clothes
Clothes last longer when they are cared for. Do not use dry cleaning unless it is absolutely necessary. The best ingredient to wash your cloth is water. Wash your clothes with little detergent and for difficult stains, use hot water for washing. While using hot water, just wash the stains with it by hand. Avoid using any harsh chemical especially on delicate summer fabric as it might end up damaging the cloth.
- Dry your clothes naturally
One of the benefits of a good summer is the weather and the heat of the season. It gives you an opportunity to line dry your clothes, which is especially important as the fabric gets to dry out naturally in the air.
- Sort your clothes
At the end of summer season, check your clothes and stockpile all the good clothes for next summer. Now the question is, how do you do that? UK has long winters which are mostly moist and moisture is the enemy of clothes. So while you sort your clothes, look for appropriate boxes or bags in which you can keep these clothes for a long time period. Use moth balls as they absorb moisture, thus assisting in the safe keeping of clothes through winter. Check your clothes once a month to keep tabs on moisture and cloth degradation due to dampening.
- Never wash clothes after one wear
Apart from your inners, all other clothes should be worn at least twice before wearing. When home, change your clothes as soon as possible. Keep a different set of clothes for home wear so that your regular wear is used only for wearing outdoors. This way, you ensure that you are not wearing those outfits for too long at home and can be worn again before washing.
- Use plastic bags to store shoes and bags
Dust invariably settles on your bags and shoes when you leave them in the open. When you are not using them even for a day or two, store them in plastic bags so that they remain dust free. Make this a habit as it is hardly a minute’s task.
- Take care of your leather accessories
Taking care of your leather accessories will not only help them last longer but also ensure that they look great. Leather, if not taken care of, spoils easily; hence, it is very important to properly maintain leather accessories.
So these were the tips for a perfect and everlasting summer wardrobe which will perk up your summer essentials. Which tip did you found useful? Let me know in the comments! 🙂