3 Amazing Ways to Resurrect Your Wardrobe
How to make your wardrobe look 10 times more expensive, without buying anything new.
We’ve all been there. Hurriedly fumbling through our closet looking for an outfit we feel sexy in. Something that’s unique, feels new and isn’t boring. Well, that’s about to become a thing of the past. After checking out these three tips, you’ll be an expert in fashion transformations. Here are my top three tips, with advice from the best tailor in Manhattan, Nick Torres from Beyond Bespoke Tailors.
Hilary’s Tip #1: Notice how designer clothing looks so amazing? It’s mostly because of the way it’s cut — ie. the tailoring and fit. But you don’t need to buy designer duds to look that good, we promise. You can make your clothes look designer by tailoring everything you have that doesn’t fit perfectly.
Nick’s Tips: Designer or not, when you get something new, make sure the shoulders fit. This is the best advice I can give you. Shoulders tend to be the most expensive alteration in tailoring and may require 2 or 3 fittings. If the shoulder position fits you perfectly, the rest is just a few nip and tucks away!
Hilary’s Tip #2: Be your own designer. Make that boring jacket more interesting by adding satin cuffs or leather elbow patches, or cut that long dress short and add french lace around the bottom. You’ll end up with a unique piece nobody else has — and that you can take credit for!
Nick’s Tips: Designing your own clothes is always fun and with the right eye you could create some amazing one-of-a-kind timepieces. Adding gold buttons to a simple black blazer could take the blazer from boring to WOW in 7 minutes flat.
Hilary’s Tip #3: Did you lose weight? Give your roomy “pre-vegan-you” clothing a chance by tailoring it into new life (and a cinched waistline!)
Nick’s Tips: Almost everything can be resized to fit a smaller version of yourself. While rummaging through your old wardrobe look at pocket positioning this may be the only thing that will hold you back from tapering your larger clothing. It the pockets are to close to the seams that need to be taken in you may lose those pockets.