We’ve all been there, stuck in a fashionable rut with a wardrobe full of clothes yet it still feels like we have nothing to wear. I’ve been living in loungewear for the past year (much like the rest of the world), but I’m ready to refresh my style and get my clothes in order. Now springtime is finally here, it’s time to switch up our style for the new season ahead.
First things first, it’s time to purge your wardrobe. When I want to switch up my style one of the first things I do is go through what I already own to see what I no longer wear, and get rid of what’s no longer serving me. Whatever takes up space that I no longer need, I either try and sell on Depop or eBay, or I donate to a local charity.
Next when I want to refresh what I’m wearing, I create style boards on Pinterest and Instagram, and save pictures of peoples style that I admire and want to emulate. Once I have a good amount of pictures saved, it’s easier to see what look I’m going for and what pieces I’ll need to achieve certain looks.
One thing I try not to do is to let my old clothes go to waste. I like to give old clothes a new lease of life by customising or tailoring them, to fit in more with the aesthetic I’m after.
Invest in and discover new brands that fit your vibe, rather than buying into trends. The seasons current trends will come and go, and you don’t want to be left with a wardrobe full of pieces that don’t excite you anymore.
Know your body shape and style, what areas of your physique you like to show off and what areas you don’t, and play to your strengths. Search out items that are suited to you personally, as no two body shapes are the same.
When you want to redefine your style, don’t start from scratch. Add in a few items here and there that you can mix in with your current wardrobe, and concentrate on creating outfit combinations that still feel very you.
All in all, my advice to you if you want to switch up your style is to really think about the clothing style you want to go for, what pieces you want to invest in to create that style, and how it’s going to make you feel. What advice do you have for someone who’s stuck in a rut and wants to experiment with their wardrobe? Let me know in the comments section below…
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