Congratulations! You have hit your health goals and are proudly sporting a new shape.
This is an exciting time for many – who doesn’t need an excuse to go shopping? But for some it is a daunting process of overhauling their wardrobes, which can feel like more of a chore than a reward for all that hard work. Thankfully, there are some clever ways to approach a wardrobe refresh to make it simple as guilt-free pie.
Start with an audit of your current wardrobe. Clear out any ill-fitting items, but keep an eye out for pieces that could be altered.
Enex’s signature tailor Looksmart Alterations offers a wide range of services, from simple hemming to more bespoke modifications, to extend the wear of favourite garments.
Then make a list of any key clothing items needed to build a functional wardrobe from the ground up, prioritising based on needs and wants.
Get back to basics
Basics are the most important thing to get right after losing weight. Nothing feels better than a great pair of jeans or the perfect T-shirt – it’s true that simple is best when it comes to flattering the figure.
From tailored shirts to slim pants and cotton basics, Decjuba is synonymous with minimalist, chic style and makes for a great first port of call when assembling the foundations of a wardrobe.
For denim that works from day to night, Guessis a true leader and has a range of cuts to suit a variety of shapes and sizes.
Find your signature
With the basics sorted, the next step is to add in some signature pieces to help you feel a million bucks. Your new shape may take some getting used to, and it means that your old go-to silhouettes may no longer serve you. Don’t be afraid to try items you may never have picked off the rack before, because you never know what might look fabulous on a fitter figure.
Alannah Hill is a destination for ladylike glamour, with a range of embellished dresses ideal for cocktails with girlfriends.
If quirky is more your vibe, then Gorman always has a wide selection of unique prints that can’t help but make you smile. It’s time to be confident and let your clothes do the talking!
Why not throw in some activewear as a special reward? We so often wear our daggiest threads when exercising, but treating yourself to a fresh pair of tights and a well-fitting sports bra may help you stay focused into the future.
Lululemon’s supple fabrics feel soft on the skin and are breathable, so can be worn all day between the gym and errands. Choose patterned leggings for a fun twist, or stick to monochrome tones for a sleek aesthetic. Everyone deserves the right to feel special in activewear.