1. There are some things that will always be ‘you’
2. Forgive the fit
This may be a bit controversial, because based on a lot of articles I’ve read in the past, they claim that hanging onto old sizes of dresses and jeans will just make you feel worse about yourself. Not true. Our bodies change so much over one month, one year, three to five years. What may not fit for six months may look incredible in a year’s time. And think about how much effort it took to find that perfect length of a sequin skirt (okay, just me?) but seriously – don’t let your self-confidence issues get in the way of a future-proofed wardrobe. I currently am dealing with a situation (can we note that this update was on September 2017) where none of my high waisted denim shorts close comfortably and it kills me inside. Of course it makes me feel awful! But you know what, it’s beautiful what our bodies can cope with, so don’t punish yourself with limiting what kind of clothes you can wear.
3. Clothes may be on trend but accessories are forever
I get the whole jumping on the bandwagon and purchasing something from the high street that’s incredibly seasonal and on-trend. I get it, no judgement here. However, when it comes to accessories, these are something with the ability to last longer and be worn a lot more often than any other item of clothing, bar maybe denim, so investment is key. But it doesn’t even need to be expensive. I remember picking up these ‘classic’ Mary Jane platform heels on a bored lunch break after school from Forever 21. And just two seasons ago, Saint Laurent featured a similar style on the runway, which means that in a normal people time frame they’re still relevant.