So, you’ve been losing a lot of weight and suddenly you realize that your pants are falling off, your shirt is hanging down, and you’re in need of some new clothes that fit. Buying new, smaller clothes can be very exciting, but it can also be intimidating and overwhelming.
To help make your shopping experience as easy and fun as possible here are some tips for dressing your new body!
- Make Room in Your Closet
Before you go shopping, sort out your closet by getting rid of all the items you are no longer wearing. Over-sized clothes or outfits that you haven’t worn in at least a year should be the first items you through out. When you’re cleaning the closet be confident that you’re never going to need them again; purging your over-sized items will help reinforce your weight loss goals.
- Pick Bright Colors
Used to wearing neutral colors? Change it up by adding some color to your wardrobe. Bright colors can be a confidence booster – unlike brown or grey.
- Accessorize Boldly
Don’t like brighter colors? Spice up your wardrobe with some bold, fun accessories. Things like handbags, necklaces, earrings, and scarves can compliment a variety of outfits, and you won’t have to worry about re-investing in these pieces as you continue to lose weight.
- Invest in Basics
Weight-loss shopping can be a lot of fun, but it’s a good idea to start with a few simple garments to get you started and build you wardrobe from there. Look for garments like black pants, a good blazer, and basic tops that fit snug and go well with other clothes you already have in your closet.
- Experiment with Styles
As your body changes it’s important to experiment with a variety of fabrics, cuts, and styles. A top that may not have flattered you a few months ago may look wonderful now. Keep an open mind and try on a variety of pieces and styles – you may be surprised.
- Ask for Advice
You don’t have to shop alone! Ask friends or family members to tag along and be honest about which types of garments flatter your new figure. Rather go alone? Ask the salesperson for his/her opinion on fit and cut. If you’re friend has a smartphone ask them to some pictures outside the dressing room to compare size and fit. A partner can help you figure out what really works to show off that new figure.
Most importantly, don’t get too carried away buying clothes while you’re still actively losing weight. Treat yourself to nice things, but until you have reached your ideal weight keep clothing purchases to the necessary items. You want to watch your spending for numerous reasons. Not only will you save money, you won’t give yourself any reason to undermine your weight loss. The last thing you want is the excuse of a new wardrobe to slow you down or keep you from achieving your weight loss goals!
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