Zero Waste Dressing: 5 Tips + 1 Fashion Challenge
Monday morning. It's the rush. Coffee, shower and... "Pfffff! I have nothing to wear! ". In front of your dressing room overflowing with clothes , fashion accessories and pairs of shoes, you curse with rage and mentally plan your next shopping session . Heh heh hep! What if your wardrobe hid forgotten treasures? Associations never tried? New trends to explore? What if you could renew your dressing room with your current clothes or change with inexpensive designer pieces ? After these 5 Zero Waste Dressing Tips , you will no longer be able to say that you have nothing to wear in the morning! ;)
1. Divert your clothes
What if this slinky strappy dress wasn't just a dress? What if she could turn into two separate garments ? A tank top and a tight skirt. Tadaaaaam! You have just won two clothes without having spent a euro.
The bottom of your dresses (bodycon, straight, trapeze, etc.) can be worn as a skirt if you layer a sweater on top. Ditto with a jumpsuit or a jumpsuit.
Another idea: the men's shirt which, in addition to an oversized shirt with a masculine/feminine effect on you, can also serve as a bustier dress with the sleeves tied in a belt.
And hop ! A man's shirt turned into a sexy strapless dress (Pinterest)
You love your summer dress and you refuse to put it away in the back of the closet for the winter? Wear it over a long-sleeved top (or a turtleneck).
Read also: How to wear my dresses and skirts in winter?
2. Opt for original accessories
Do you want to have the impression of changing your wardrobe at little cost ? So you should invest in assumed accessories.
From fashionista memory, you have already been surprised in the act of admiration in front of original, colorful or shiny accessories. But you didn't dare. You thought "no, I would never dare!" and "I wouldn't wear it often enough".
And if it was precisely THE essential strong piece to wake up your dressing room too wise? The one that would give you that rare and indescribable feeling of REALLY changing your look? To be someone else for a day.
A strong piece is the assurance of receiving compliments and questions like "is it new?" every time you wear it.
Also think of hats, jewellery, ankle socks, high socks, etc.
You will be impressed with the change.
3. Zero Waste Dressing: rediscover your buried treasures
Do you always shoot the same 4-5 outfits when your wardrobe is overflowing with choices? Among the 80% of seldom-worn clothes there are undoubtedly hidden treasures . With a little imagination and a good dose of daring, you could give them a second chance. Try new combinations: cuts, materials, colors...
Take everything out and rediscover these somewhat forgotten pieces.
Another tip if you catch the first garment on the top of the pile without thinking in the morning: introduce a rotation when putting away your laundry .
Instead of putting clean laundry on top of the pile, put it on the bottom. In this way, you will wear all your clothes without exception.
And if one of them no longer pleases you, go to the next tip.
4. Sell and buy in wardrobe sales
Vinted, Ebay, Le Bon Coin, LookBook App... Vide-dressing platforms are multiplying to the delight of fashionistas and fashion lovers who do not necessarily have the wallet to afford designer pieces at the price strong.
The dressing room is for you if:
- you often like to change your wardrobe
- you can no longer stand certain pieces of your dressing room
Instead of keeping the pariahs for 20 years in the depths of the closet, resell them, make a small pot and reinvest in the new collection of Small Prints for example;)
Give a second life to your clothes, your fashion accessories and your shoes. Make another girl happy to find a cool piece at a low price!
5. Take inspiration from the best
Having trouble finding your style of dress? You never know what to buy and what to avoid during a shopping session?
First of all, learn to decode your morphology and your colorimetry to find the pieces that will best enhance you. But since fashion is also about having fun, learn to recognize what appeals to you.
To rediscover the pleasure of choosing your clothes in the morning and wearing them all day since they represent your personality, go in search of inspiration.
The Internet is full of ideas for current looks, trends to follow and avant-garde clothing associations. If you are looking for inspiration from stars, fashionistas or fashion influencers, Pinterest and Instagram will quickly become your best friends.
Easily track, pin, and find new look ideas every day from around the world. Observe the associations of colours, materials and the cuts of the clothes according to the morphologies and skin tones of your favorite fashionistas.
Youtube is also full of hundreds of videos with different purposes:
- GRWM: Get Ready With Me
- Haul Tour: Loot after a shopping session
- Seasonal lookbooks
- morning routine
- night routine
- Tower room dressing room
- Daily vlogs
Zero Waste Dressing Bonus Tip: The Fashion Challenge
How to create new outfits with what you already have in your wardrobe?
Your mission, if you accept it, is to complete this challenge tomorrow morning without changing the current order of your clothes in your closet.>
- Take a random piece (t-shirt, skirt, sweater...)
- Complete your outfit by matching the colors of the chosen piece with the rest. Or contrast outright.
- In short, have fun rediscovering your wardrobe with the smile!
Have fun rediscovering your dressing room or waking it up on the cheap!
100% Zero Waste Dressing :D