Number one excuse as to why people put off booking me for my styling services? They want to lose weight first.
I hear it ALL the time, “I don’t want to shop for a new wardrobe now because I am going to lose weight and after that happens I’d have to buy all new clothes again.”
Uh-huh. Heard that one before.
It’s not that I don’t think people can lose weight. Heck, people do it all the time and I think it’s great. Taking care of your body is actually more important than clothes BUT here is where it gets dicey …
The mental torture and the blows to your self esteem that come along with having nothing to wear because your clothes don’t fit properly can be downright dangerous. Know what else can be dangerous? Missing out on life because you feel fat in your clothes, or maybe it’s that you enjoying life just a little less because you aren’t taking care of your image.
So what is the solution? Buy clothes for the body you in are NOW! Here are some other helpful tips that might help you wrap your head around this concept.
I am not a big supporter of fast fashion but in this case, it’s the best way to go. If you have plans to the lose the weight or are actively working out/ eating right then buy pieces that won’t break the bank. Hit up Zara, H&M, and the likes. By the time you shed those extra pounds the clothes will be out of style or will have fallen apart anyhow.
“Used” clothing sometimes gets a bad reputation but don’t turn your back on second hand stores during this transitional period. SO many of those stores have clothes will the tags still on them! You can find good stuff in there for your current body without breaking the bank.
You are probably sick of me talking about tailoring but if you aren’t utilizing one, you really should start. If you shrink and can’t fit into your new clothes, then get that shit tailored! It is much more cost effective than buying new and it will fit your new body perfectly.
It hurts to buy clothes that you can only wear for a short period of time – I get it. You know what doesn’t hurt? Feeling confident in your new body and having a little extra money in your pocket. If you find your clothing is suddenly too big, then sell your gently used clothing. You won’t make a fortune but it’s better than a kick in the pants. Am I right?