Tips To Buy Good Clothes

It might make you feel a little better to know you’re not alone. It happens to more people than you’d think…and much more often than not.A report by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation claims the amount of clothing bought has doubled in 15 years, but the number of times an item is actually worn has fallen by 20%.

And I know for a fact (as you’ve told me, and I’ve seen it for myself) that some clothes aren’t being worn at all. Not even just once.

But don’t worry; if you have a closet full of clothes you’re not wearing, you are in the right place.

Over the past 17 years I’ve helped over a thousand clients to shop for clothes that work for them, that they enjoy wearing, and I’m sharing my wealth of knowledge with you in this post, so you can stop wasting money on disappointing clothes and begin to build a wardrobe you actually want to wear.


We’re all guilty of this one, and I reckon it is the biggest culprit when it comes to you buying clothes you don’t wear.

Be honest, how many times have you seen someone wearing something on Instagram and either clicked the ‘shop my look’ link, or gone out and purchased the item?
It is ridiculously easy to purchase things through Instagram and Pinterest and this has led to many ill judged purchases.

Take caution – before you hit ‘add to cart’ take a step back and have a quick think about when you might wear the item and whether or not it fits with your collection and your style

We’re hit with discounts and exclusive promo codes, online and in store, on a daily basis. They’re SO hard to resist (they are marketed that way!) and have a lot to answer for when it comes to those unworn items hanging in your wardrobe.
If you purchase something you wouldn’t usually buy, because it was reduced…and doesn’t matter if you don’t wear it. All you’re doing is wasting money on clothes that take up valuable space in your closet and make it really difficult for you to see what you have and put outfits together that work.
If you wouldn’t consider the item when it’s full price, don’t buy it when it’s reduced.

Shopping with a friend can sometimes result in bad purchases as, unlike a professional personal shopper, they have a tendency to unwittingly pick pieces for you that they like, rather than pieces that they think will suit you.
And if something isn’t quite right for you a friend often doesn’t have the heart to tell you so – especially if they can tell you love it!