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When I jumped into the whole fashion bandwagon, I had quite a difficult time deciding which items to purchase as I tended to buy any and everything and this resulted in me having tons of clothes that I didn't wear and constantly being faced with the "So many clothes yet nothing to wear predicament".

Now if you are going through this dilemma then this post is for you.
 I will be dishing tips on things to consider before building your closet or shopping. It's all about making the most of your wardrobe, looking fashionable while still being budget friendly.

1. Define your style

Until you define you style, you will always be faced with too many clothes and nothing to wear. When you know what your style is, you know what to purchase rather than buying everything you like. Now if you are still figuring out your style, no worries just invest in the 17 wardrobe basics I listed in this post. Also  take note of what items you find yourself comfortable in and also what type of clothing items or accessories that you are drawn to. If you're still in doubt, look to fashion icons or bloggers to get inspiration.

2. Know your body

The truth is that what person A rocked and killed, may actually not look great person B. So learn what works for you in order to make smart shopping choices. Now If you're unsure of what will work for you, again look to fashion bloggers with similar body types as yours and observe what works for them. But at the end of the day it's all about what you are comfortable in. Stay tuned for a post on dressing for your body type.

3. Basics

A simple tip to solve the "nothing to wear predicament" is to invest in wardrobe essentials because it all starts from there. Once you have the essential pieces, you can work your way from there no matter your style or body shape. So start from the basics and then invest in signature pieces that showcase your style.

 4. Understand your lifestyle

When I started shopping , I was always investing in heels. But the truth is at that time, I was a student who commuted to school from a long distance, so that was not exactly the practical choice. If you fail to factor in your lifestyle and occupation when making choices, you will remain in this fashion predicament.  Now I'm not saying you shouldn't buy glamorous dresses or heels for when you want to go out, but rather than investing in clothes that you would wear once in a while, why not invest more in your day to day attires.

5. Location

This may not matter to some people, but if you're in my home country, Nigeria you would know that there are certain places where you can't dress a certain way too. Wearing anything too short or tight often gets you questioning stares and the wrong kind of attention from Amebo (nosy) people. So please be mindful of the people and culture in your area when you are purchasing clothes so as to avoid you being uncomfortable.

6. Budget

Of course I can't forget the most important tip. Your budget is the difference between you getting a Chanel purse or a look-alike on Justfab. Now there is no point, looking expensive when you have nothing in your bank account. Thankfully sales, promotions and discounts are perfect for this.  If you're still unsure of how to look fashionable on a budget then this post is for you

I hope you found this post quite helpful. 
What things do you consider before purchasing new items?

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Now if you are still confused about your style, dressing for your body type or how to look fashionable on a budget then send me an email at
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  1. great tips... especially the fifth one..(totally relatable)...:)

  2. Great tips! Thanks for sharing!