Why you have nothing to wear?
Based on some of the recent discussions I’ve heard, I believe we need this article and this discussion.
We need to understand out why you can’t stand what’s in your closet and feel like you have nothing to wear.
I have eight reasons based on my own personal experience of having nothing to wear but a closet full of clothes for years.
You Haven’t Cleaned Out Your Closet
You haven’t cleaned out your closet, which is the first reason you have nothing to wear.
Do not get hung up on things!
I used to look at something and think to myself, “It’s in fine condition, it still fits, it’s gorgeous, but I’m just not into it.” So, despite the fact that it’s a perfectly decent thing, I can’t get rid of it.
I’m planning to resell it on Poshmark, but I never seem to get around to it because it takes time, which I rarely have.
What I now do is take the items out, place them in a box, keep them, date them, and go through them when I have the opportunity to sort them out.
Another thing that was causing me to get stuck on this aspect of clearing out my closet was the fact that I always kept a lot of clothes in there that I liked but didn’t want to wear right now. They weren’t necessarily things I was drawn to.
All of these items have been moved to my guest bedroom closet and are waiting for me to look through them. But I simply removed them from my site, which significantly reduced the amount of clutter in my mind.
You’ve got to clear out the clutter!
You Don’t Have Good Foundation
The next most prevalent reason for having nothing to wear is that you lack a strong foundation of basic clothing.
To put those statement items like printed tops and printed pants and flashy things together and create them into an outfit, you need fundamentals in your closet to glue everything together.
You Have Wrong Type of Clothes
The third reason you probably have nothing to wear is that you have a number of items that are suitable for Saturday night clubbing and table dance.
That reminds me of when I was 25 years old. But I’m no longer 25.
So, while you have plenty of clothes for a Saturday night party, you don’t have enough for every day or your 9 to 5 job.
Your clothing choices do not correspond to your lifestyle!
I used to go out and be attracted to shiny items in the store and want to buy something that was very great looking, but it was not for when I was dropping my son off at school on a Tuesday.
You must evaluate your life (it won’t take long), as well as your wardrobe, and determine that “I am missing a large number of items that I can wear to work, but I have a large number of items that I can wear to church, and church only happens once a week.”
Clothes That Only Fit Occasionally
Another argument is that you have a lot of wonderful, pretty, and cute clothes in your closet that look great on you when you’re 10 pounds lighter or lose 10 pounds.
Or if you’re having a skinny day and aren’t bloated, and you’re comfortable wearing six-inch heels.
Because they’re lovely, you have a lot of them.
When you’re trying to get dressed, this might produce a lot of tension in your brain.
I’d always grab the same same item over and over again.
I got rid of everything. I didn’t throw anything away, but I did sell some of stuff on Poshmark. I kept some of stuff in my guest bedroom closet because I wasn’t sure about it.
Remove it from your line of sight!
Remove it from your sight if it does not fit you properly due to your increased weight.
You Haven’t Played Dress Up
The next reason is that you haven’t experimented with your clothing. Not simply picking them up and holding them up to see if you want to wear them, but really putting them on your body and pairing them with various items.
You must put everything to the test. Every time I do this, I’m surprised by what I find in my closet that I like.
Pair it together!
You Give Your Outfit Too Much Thought
You have the impression that it must be some grandiose Sex in the City style in order to look good and stylish.
That is just false!
There are a lot of ladies that seem trendy, put-together, and polished with just a few basic pieces.
It’s not like they went nuts mixing and matching patterns and prints. They only have a top and bottom, as well as sunglasses and jewelry, but they look incredible.
Three things must be accomplished by your outfit.
It must fit your physique as it currently appears.
It must be something that makes you happy. Not only does it make you feel comfortable, but it also thrills you and makes you feel like the most beautiful version of yourself.
All that is required is that it be suited for the occasion. Maybe you look amazing in your sequin jumpsuit and red shoes, but you have to take your dog to the doctor. The two aren’t exactly compatible.
That’s all three things that must happen for the outfit to appear decent.
You’re in a Style Rut
This has happened to all of us and will continue to happen to all of us.
All we have to do now is work on getting through it.
When you’re in a style rut, your clothes don’t inspire you and you feel horrible every time you glance in your closet.
I used to have a lot of clothes that were comfortable and fit well, but I didn’t particularly enjoy wearing them.
It never occurred to me to just wear clothes that were both functional and attractive. That seemed to me to be an impossible combination to discover.
Then I made a promise to myself that I would not keep or buy anything in my closet that did not fulfill both of those criteria.
Of course, I have items for a Saturday night, but if it’s not comfortable for me to move around in, and also if it doesn’t thrill me, I get rid of it.
If you’re truly bored with your clothes, you could also take a friend shopping with you and have them pick out clothes for you.
They’ll choose items you wouldn’t typically choose, and make sure you try everything on because you might wind up like something you didn’t think would work for your body, but your friend saw it on you and felt it looked okay.
What Are They Going to Say?
The eighth reason you have nothing to wear is that you are afraid of being criticized if you wear anything you wish to wear.
You like what you have in your closet, but you’re afraid to wear it because you’re too old, too obese, too tall, or too short.
There are a lot of things we tell ourselves, especially as we grow older. Every single lady goes through this. These are insecurities that we all share.
Because of our fear, we are preventing ourselves from being who we truly are and living up to our full potential. This worry that everyone will judge us.
However, there is both good and bad news.
Let me begin with the bad news.
The bad news is that no matter what you do, others will judge you.
They’ll judge you for something else if you don’t wear the item; if you do wear the thing, they’ll judge you for something else.
They’ll judge you based on how much money you have or don’t have, as well as what you ate or didn’t eat. The list could go on and on. Everyone has a point of view.
The good news is as follows:
They only look at you for around three seconds before passing judgment.
If you think about it, the last time you judged someone, whether intentionally or unintentionally, you didn’t stay there for very long. You continued on with your life because you had your own difficulties to deal with.
More good news: when people judge you, it’s more about a problem they’re having with themselves than it is with you.
When we witness someone else doing something we believe we are incapable of, we begin to judge them because we judge ourselves in the same way.
When deciding whether or not to wear the item, keep in mind that everyone has their own challenges.
And who cares if they judge you.
Why should their opinion matter for those three seconds when they’re staring at you and thinking you shouldn’t have worn the green jacket or whatever it is?
I’ve never understood why people are so bothered by what others are wearing.
Let us all make an effort to be our true selves.
I know we’re only talking about clothes, but clothes are how we express ourselves, and I believe it’s critical to love ourselves on the inside and out and to be able to be who we want to be.