At this point I'm thinking pretty seriously about what I want to wear when I reach goal. I desperately need some basics in my wardrobe being that pretty much all my clothes are seriously baggy on me at the moment. Venusian Glow has been discussing lately creating wardrobe rules so here's what I want to go by:
- Undergarments always come first. No matter how beautiful a dress it just isn't going to fit well without a supportive bra and well-fitting underwear.
- Quality over quantity. I'm an adult now, not a college student and I'm past the time of only buying a bazilliion super cheap T-shirts from H&M's sales items where none of them really fit and they all go bad after a couple of months.
- Buying brands that I believe in. At the moment I'm looking for brands that are made locally in their own country (if possible) and ones that promote a healthy body image and diversity in their models. Realistically, I'm on a budget so a few cheaper items might squeeze in there but I'd like to focus primarily on brands that I love.
- Buying brands that fit my body type. I don't have a problem paying for alterations but I also want to put my money where my mouth is. I know alterations are not as cheap for every other woman around the world so I want to spend my money on clothes that fit me and other women like me..
- Buying brands that listen to the consumer. I've discussed this before on my blog but I'm much more likely to buy from brands that listen to their customer's feedback.
- Buying the correct size, not just what's on sale. I've been pretty poor all my life so my natural instinct is to buy clothes for as cheap as price as possible. While that was my only choice when I was younger, it's NOT the cheapest option in the long run because cheap, ill-fitting clothes don't get worn as much and/or get worn out sooner.
- Keeping in mind my positives and problem areas. There's a lot that I love about my new body but realistically major weight loss and pregnancy changes a women's body so my needs have changed in clothes. Pants seem to hit my waist line funny and I almost always have a problem with a muffin top. I've found that skirts and dresses are quite flattering on me, though, and it might be wise to go more in that direction.
- As much as I love funky, trendy pieces basics are what I need first before I add to my wardrobe so that should be the focus for the time being.