It’s no secret that during the past year or so, we’ve all had to adjust to new ways of life. From lockdowns to social isolation, the way we go about our daily lives has been transformed, at least temporarily.
With the epidemic sweeping the planet, we’ve spent an increasing amount of time at home, and as a result, the designer fashion items we used to proudly wear out and about haven’t seen the light of day in quite some time. As the epidemic intensified and we spent more time at home, our wardrobe shifted away from the attractive and fashionable pieces we used to wear daily.
Now that things have settled down and our social lives have returned to normal, what can we do to make the most of our well-known and loved designer fashion pieces?
Here are a few of our golden tips for maximizing the value of your designer apparel purchases.
Keep nothing that does not fit.
As I previously said, we have been living differently than we have in the past, and with lockdowns keeping us home, it is quite logical that some of our favorite stylish things may no longer fit.
That is OK; it has been a trying period for many of us, and our routines have been disrupted; but, do not feel obligated to preserve a designer fashion garment that previously fit. We all evolve and develop, and what previously suited us perfectly may no longer seem or give the same amount of enjoyment and comfort.
If it does not fit, try donating it to a friend or family member who would benefit from it; alternatively, if it is in good shape, consider selling it and recouping some dollars to purchase some new items.
Is it time to update your look?
As with any extended period spent at home, many aspects of your life will have altered, including your daily routine and, of course, your taste. And, as you are well aware, fashion does not stand still, so what formerly complimented your style may now seem to be out of place.
This is acceptable, and it may be a good moment to replace your expensive fashion items with something that expresses the new you that has emerged unscathed from this trying period.
Perhaps try some new designers or a bold new appearance; this will not only keep you current with fashion trends but will also help you reintroduce yourself to your social circles and boost your mood.
Along with new items and a change in style, it may be worthwhile to experiment with some new designer fashion companies. New and intriguing designers are always making their way to the forefront of fashion, and as they expand, their brand gets more famous, so maybe now is a good time to take a chance on an up-and-coming designer rather than sticking to your normal labels.
There are several tools available for identifying developing talent, ranging from online blogs to YouTube channels, and I like researching new designers and experimenting with their brands.
Renting should not be ruled out.
Yes, you read that correctly. Renting designer apparel is growing in popularity, making high-end designer fashion more accessible to the public.
Of course, there are fees connected with this, and planning and renting items for important social gatherings can help you get the most bang for your buck. However, prepare early as certain pieces are very coveted and availability may be limited.
Designer fashion evolves at a breakneck pace, making it tough to keep up with what is available and what is popular, and what is not. By following the techniques outlined above, you may maximize the use of your designer fashion items.
If your items have fulfilled their function, consider the recommendations above to assist you with relocating or selling them. Remember, no sweatpants.
Fashion is always evolving, and being adaptable in your choices will enable you to stay current with the latest trends. Don’t be afraid to part with certain designer fashion things that may contain emotional significance, since you will create memories in them as well.