Hey, Y'all!!! I'm back and I hope your week has been going great! My week has been going well so far. I'm trying to stay more positive these days.
Today's blog will be geared toward my weight loss journey. Being a fashion blogger, of course, I love to shop for new clothes. But while losing weight, I can't buy a lot of things because I'm not at my goal weight. Right now, I'm currently trying to sell gently worn and new clothing that is too big for me right now and I refuse to make the same mistake. With online research and my personal experience, I will be giving yall some tips that would be helpful if you're also having the same issue. I hope this will help us in our journey. Let's get into it.
Tip #1: Edit your wardrobe to see what can be kept or given away.
This tip is very important. If you have a piece of clothing you do not want to part with such as a dress or jacket, you can easily get those tailored to your current size. I have blazers I could have kept and gotten altered, but I made the decision to sell them instead. Make sure to try on items you would love to keep. If not, then either donate or sell it. I love to find new pieces to mix and match with my current wardrobe to give it a new look. I will discuss that shortly.
Tip #2: Buy 2nd hand clothing.
This is one tip that is really helping me on this journey. I love shopping, but I refuse to spend a ton of money on new clothes just to resell them in a couple of months. You can't go wrong with the pricing. Thrift stores are very inexpensive and I often find a ton of jewels whenever I go. I tend to go thrift shopping every couple of weeks. When it comes to shopping second-hand, you have to be able to see if the item will fit you. Some thrift stores also have dressing rooms if you would like to try them on. I shop at them so frequently I can easily tell if I can wear something or not.
Tip #3 Shop Clearance if possible.
As I mentioned above, you can shop for secondhand clothing. If you don't like the option, you can also shop clearance at some of your favorite retailers. I love the clearance racks. Whenever stores are making room for upcoming season inventory, a lot of items will go on sale. The closer to the new season it is, the cheaper the prices. I always shop for spring and summer items after the season because the price will go down significantly. Retailers always set up new season inventory 2 seasons ahead of time.
Tip#4: Buy fitting clothes
You can't always go by the size. As long as it fits comfortably, that's the goal. Every brand's sizing is different. Target jeans may differ from Old Navy jeans, I wear a 14 in a certain pair of jeans and a 16 in another, but that's ok. You wear the clothes. The clothes don't wear you. You will feel the most confident wearing clothes that fit you right at that moment. Plus, it also motivates you if you desire to wear a smaller size.
Tip #5 Make sure to take measurements when shopping online.
Shopping online while losing weight can be a challenge to some people. Make sure to take your current measurements and compare them to the brand's measurements. You have to make sure you look at the measurements on every item. Also, check the material. For example, 100& polyester normally don't have any stretch. If it says 95% polyester and 5% spandex, it does have stretch, Also, online stores will normally have information stating the stretch level in the description section of each clothing item. Paying attention to small details like that will help tremendously.
These are the tips I've learned along the way during this journey. They have really helped me out a lot. I have 20 more pounds to go until I reach my goal weight and I look forward to shopping more and building my wardrobe up once again. If yall have any questions, feel free to reach out on here or any of my platforms. I work a 9-5, so be patient with me. I will reply soon as I get a break. This is a journey I'm glad to be on and getting healthy is very important. Until next time fashionistas, LaKedra is out!