After hitting the gym and eating right, you may be noticing that your pants can’t be cinched with a belt anymore or even your tops are starting to hang off your shoulders. Yes! Finally, you beginning to see the healthy weight loss results you’ve been working so hard to achieve, and it’s time to go shopping and buy some new clothes. Now the million-pound question, what do you do with all your old clothes? Do you keep them, just in case you pack few kg back on or doing keep them because they are brand name, and you are afraid to replace them because you don’t really want to break the bank.
I am going to share with you some helpful tips for shopping for smaller clothes that won't break the bank as you continue your weight loss journey, these tips are what I have used successful during my own weight loss Journey.
The first thing! look at the clothing that’s in your closet now. Weed out anything that’s too loose or oversized in a way that’s no longer fashionable — these, you can donate! Or even sell them on E-bay make a little extra cash to go towards your shopping. Now select anything that’s more than a full size too small, and stash these in a way for the future. The items that are left are your foundation, so lay them out on your bed to determine which new pieces will help you complete various outfits. You might find yourself with a bottom and only need a nice top or the other way around. This will give you a better idea of what to shop far.
Picking The Right Clothes
When shopping for smaller clothes after you've lost weight, focus on closet staples. You’ll most likely need a new pair of jeans, dress pants, shorts, shirts ect. Because your body shape has likely changed, don’t be afraid to try on different types of fits. You never know, those skinny fit jeans may look amazing compared to those baggy boots cut jeans you had
been wearing! Perfect opportunity to try something new.
If you are like me and 95% of other person on a weight loss, then you probably was self-conscious about your weight in the past, you may have relied on loose-fitting clothes or oversized styles to hide it, I remember going to the gym I used deck out track bottoms and sweat shirts.. and now, those days are in the past — it’s time to show off your new figure, your new body the new you! To complement your stretchy knit basics, some gym leggings, skinny jeans, look for a handful of structured pieces that will highlight your assets. This might mean a tailored blazer or some new gym gear, that will not just complement, the new you but enhance your workout, you may be surprised at how many styles flatter you now.
You already know you’ll likely have to go shopping again in a few months — so now is not the time to look for investment pieces or designer brands. Stick with reasonably priced mall retailers or boutiques and look for basic pieces that work as part of more than one outfit. You may also need to adjust your mindset regarding where you can shop. If you’re dramatically smaller, you may have “shrunk out” of a larger size. Yep you!
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