No matter how great we think our personal style is, we should always explore new avenues in fashion. For example, you might be feeling bored with your current wardrobe but might not have the money to completely upgrade it. Or, you may feel that your outfits are too repetitive and that some of them do not go with your personality anymore. The result? Stand in front of a wardrobe full of clothes with an I-have-nothing-to-wear feeling.
Don’t worry, though, because you’re not alone. If you are looking to refresh your wardrobe, consider the whys and whats. Why do you want to do it? What exactly do you want to do? Do you just want to clear out the clutter or do a complete style overhaul? Once you figure out the purpose, it is time for the hows.
Many of us only wear a small chunk of our wardrobe. It may be best that we first try to go shopping in our closets. Who knows, you may find some fashionable items that you didn’t know you owned. This way, you can be more sustainable by recycling your old looks, and you may also save some cash. Revamp your wardrobe and shoo away your style boredom using the following fashion tips.
1. Decide what you need.
When creating a wardrobe, it is important to own classics and multifunctional items. The quality of classic clothing items is that they are timeless and never go out of style. For instance, if you own a white shirt or blouse, you probably know that it is always trendy, regardless of the season.
Stop buying in sets and own multifunctional items instead, such as a black or navy blazer. This is the key to building a versatile wardrobe. Invest in items that you can wear to different occasions. Depending on how you style it, you can wear your blazer for a casual day out or to a business meeting.
- White tee (men and women)
- Dark and light washed jeans (men and women)
- Blazer (men and women)
- Denim jacket (men and women)
- Little black dress (women)
- Flats (women)
- Heels (women)
- Statement accessories (women)
- Polo shirts (men)
- Ties (men)
- Leather shoes (men)
- Watches (men)
If you have these basics as part of your collection, keep them aside. If you don’t, this is where you should start investing.
2. Decide what you need.
After you’ve already followed the first step, start reconsidering all your purchases. Pull all your outfits out and think about the items you love. You can keep the items that you often wear and donate or sell the ones you haven’t worn in a long time.
Most of the time, we’re hoarding clothes that don’t even fit us anymore. At this point, try on your clothes to see what fits you and what doesn’t. If you think an item doesn’t suit your body type or you don’t feel confident wearing it, it needs to go.
Keep all your items on the bed or on the floor and make three piles: throw, keep, and maybe pile. It is important to stay honest with yourself while you’re doing this. Don’t keep items hoping they’ll fit you someday, or you’ll repair them later. Similarly, don’t keep things out of nostalgia. Once you’ve sorted the three piles, return to the ‘maybe’ pile and consider the pieces again.
3. Play with accessories
Accessories are essential to complete your looks. Little things like a pair of sunglasses or statement earrings can make a big difference.
- Use a belt with your dresses. A belt can help to define your waistline or to work up loose bottoms.
- Scarves and hats are timeless items. They enhance your outfit and will also keep you warm during the colder months.
- Add interesting jewelry pieces to your wardrobe. You can go for subtle or statement designs. You can give your basic outfits a boost with pearl earrings or silver rings. Watches are also a timeless yet practical accessory that you can style with different kinds of outfits.