Five rules for buying clothes successfully

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Due to the Covid-19 epidemic, the start date for winter sales has been postponed to January 20th. Inventory unsold due to containment this fall promises big reductions and choices.

There is a great temptation in the face of good promotions to buy things that we dont need, that arent exactly our size, that we dont like very much and that are forgotten in the back of the closet. To avoid wasting money, you need to limit yourself to the necessary purchases.

Stop unnecessary purchases

Start by sorting and tidying your closets so you have a clear idea of ​​what you really need to buy. After youve emptied your closets, put away whatever you want to keep from your clothing family: pants, t-shirts, shirts, sweaters, etc.

Everything that has not been worn for over a year can in turn be divided into three piles: What is worn, stained and deformed is put in the clothes bin for recycling. What is in good condition but no longer our size and what we are fed up with can be resold at a flea market, in a consignment store or on resale websites and applications such as Vinted, Vestiaire Kollektiv, Le Bon Münze, Wallapop etc. What we dont resell can be donated to charity. Now we can list what we need.

Lets be efficient

To save time, it is ideal to do a scouting before selling. But everything is more complicated with the Covid-19 epidemic: sometimes you cant try before buying. We risk the wrong size. The same applies to online purchases.

To find out your jacket size, measure your chest size in cm and divide it by 2. For trousers, it is either the waist size divided by 2 minus 8 or the waist size divided by 2. For the shirts, the neck size in cm.

When selling in-store, you must dress to sell: Wear comfortable shoes and clothes that are easy to take off and put on again: jeans, a sweater, a T-shirt instead of a shirt, and an unbuttoned vest.

Choosing timeless clothing

We always prefer plain colors to prints as patterns can quickly go out of style. Good basics of good quality instead of low prices on the other side of the world.

Think of clothes that can be worn all year round, including summer, like jeans and t-shirts. And with timeless basics that we will wear until the arrival of spring and next winter, such as a pea coat or a parka or a fine down jacket, a waterproof trench coat.

For women: a tailored jacket, a loose blazer, pants for business meetings and at the weekend, a white blouse, shirt dress, white blouse, etc. For men: chinos, a plain white, sky blue, dark blue or black polo shirt, a white shirt, a blue or gray suit.