A Guide To Looking Stylish When Your Wardrobe Feels Boring
STOP! Before you check that cart, consider the many, many ways that you can flex your style and make what you've got sitting in your wardrobe work.
It's pleasantly surprising the things a wardrobe stocked with the bare essentials can do. The truth is, we dont need as many clothes as we think we do or probably already have. And now, with everyone going out again, shopping couldn't be more enticing, not to mention all the bargains you can find conveniently online.
But wait, the feeling to step out looking and feeling brand new is relatable, but as overwhelming as the desire to buy new things may feel, sometimes a few tweaks to your wardrobe can help you feel put together.
2021 might be the time of the bra top trend, but before, and not so long ago at that, the cool girls from television were wearing bras over T-shirts, and at the time, it was cool.
The point I'm getting is don't be afraid to get a little bit creative and do what you wouldn't typically try. Find interesting ways to wear a button-up shirt, like tying it in the front or wearing it off the shoulder.
You can even go through Pinterest, TikTok, or Instagram and check out what other fashion-forward individuals a doing to ignite your inspiration.
Instead of finding new clothes that will make you feel more stylish, look at ways to incorporate accessories into your outfit.
Right now, gold and chunky chains are all the rage, but you can also add delicate, minimalist pieces. Whatever your style is, you can significantly enhance your outfit with a statement piece and other cute add-ons.
Building A Capsule Wardrobe
There are just those items that are a dream to have because they're versatile enough for you to switch them up without feeling like you look the same every time you step out (even though this is your third time wearing these denim jeans).
If you need to shop, shop with versatility in mind. What are things that you can wear out with friends, on a date, or to the office.
A good example would be the loyal LBD. Depending on the design, you might wear it with sneakers and a T-shirt underneath for a casual day look. Once the sun goes down, trade-in those kicks for a pair of sleek heels, and you might even be able to get away with the look for a wedding like Hailey Bieber.
Avoid Falling For All The Bargains
It can be challenging to resist a sale. All of a sudden, you remember how you absolutely just had to have another pair of flared jeans a shade lighter than the one you already have because they'll look fantastic, and even if that's not reason enough, they're 30% off.
Be Honest With Yourself
If you're feeling weighed down by your wardrobe, maybe it is time to make some more significant changes. However, don't be rash and spend all at once to try and fill it up.
Consider what you don't want anymore and donate, trade, or repurpose it but get it out. This will help you see what you're working with. You might find that your wardrobe was boring you because it was too full. But if you feel like you'd like to add some pieces, gradually and mindfully fill up on things that you'd like to add.
Sure, no one can see that you're wearing perfume, but part of your style can be your smell. Not only that, it can boost your mood and make you feel a lot better. And as they say, when you feel good, you look good. Another tip, wear the good lingerie.
Sustainability has been a widespread conversation, and an increasing number of people are looking for ways to make better choices for the environment.
That includes reducing demand and waste. Instead of buying something for an occasion, rent something. You might also feel more adventurous because now you can get the style without the commitment.