Last night I was getting ready to go out when I came across an issue that to be honest I rarely experience; wardrobe malfunction. As a guy I thought we were exempt from such a thing, in the past I’d never had that sort of problem before. So I was stood in front of my wardrobe with it looking a bit of a mess scratching my head wondering what I was going to wear. I knew I’d have to write a post on it the next day as I’m sure I’m not the only one who has been in a similar situation before. It’s even worse when you have a time you need to be ready for as the pressure mounts and the bed starts to pile up with clothes you’ve discarded.
Part of the problem I was experiencing was down to me not really knowing where I was going. Which in hindsight is key. I wasn’t sure If I’d need to be more dressed up or keep it casual. The way past that is to remember that if in doubt it’s better to be over dressed than under dressed. If you’re under dressed you’ll end up looking scruffy but if you’re over dressed people will be looking thinking “who’s that suave guy?”
I also bang on about look books a lot in some of my style focused posts. If there was ever a time for one it’s in these sorts of situations. Mine drastically needs updating, I have one but it’s on an external hard drive which I never have plugged into my laptop. So I’m thinking of moving it to the cloud and starting up a lookbook site, it’s for my own personal use rather than to get ‘hypes’ or ‘props’ from people. Can anyone one recommend a similar site?
Being prepared is a sure fire way of avoiding a wardrobe malfunction and there is a couple of ways of being prepared.
The first is planning ahead, during the day of the evening you’re going out. Start thinking about different pieces you can put together and wear. This will make it a lot easier than trying to start with a blank canvas, staring at your wardrobe.
The other way of being prepared is by maintaining your wardrobe. Good wardrobe maintenance is crucial not only for avoiding these situation,s but also to ensure the longevity of your clothes. Think about it, the last think you want is to finally decide on what you’re going to wear, pull it out of the wardrobe and then see it’s a) creased b) got a mark on it c) been chomped on by moths or d) lost it’s shape because of the incorrect hanger it’s been stored on.
You’ll be glad to know I did managed to go out in time in an outfit I was satisfied with but as I’ve outlined in this post wardrobe malfunctions can be avoided with a little time and effort.
Have you ever had a wardrobe malfunction? How do you respond?
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