Getting into a fashion rut is a frustrating experience. On one hand, you’re feeling uninspired by the clothes in your closet and on the other, you’re not ready for a complete overhaul. Fashion ruts happen to all of us, but with a few simple updates to your wardrobe you can regain your signature style once again.
In this article, we’re giving you some tips to take your wardrobe from drab to fab using the items you already have, and by introducing a few additional pieces to spice things up.
Make some room
Sometimes it’s not the items in the closet that we’re fed up with, but it’s how they’re presented. Before you bring in anything new, take a moment to restructure your closet’s organization.
You can start with the KonMariMethod. This method created by Marie Kondo basically says that anything that does not spark joy in your home, should no longer be in your home—this goes for every room from closet to kitchen. Evaluate each piece within your wardrobe and ask yourself whether it sparks joy or if it can go into the donation pile.
This concept will help you curate a selection that suits your current style preferences while also honoring classic styles.
Repurpose unused articles
Once you’ve narrowed down your selection, you’ll start to see new life in your clothes already. If you saved a few items that you love but don’t wear enough, think about how you can repurpose them. Perhaps you have a long dress that could be altered by a professional tailor to suit your style preferences. Or, if you’re looking for a DIY project you could turn an old blouse or vintage tee into a new handbag with a little craftiness.
But repurposing your clothes doesn’t even have to mean altering—you can achieve the same idea by simply rethinking how you might have styled the item in the past. Need some inspiration? Just head to Pinterest or Instagram for some style inspiration.
Play with patterns
Oftentimes we get so caught up in the capsule closet concept that we forget to have some fun with style and bring a little personality into day to day looks. If this sounds like your current style dilemma, it may be time to start experimenting with bold colors, eccentric patterns, and unconventional fabrics.
You don’t have to get too crazy if you’re worried about derailing your signature style, either. Start with some playful intimates like a printed bodysuit or bralette that can peek out under your seasonal festival wear. This small add can elevate an otherwise uninteresting look.
Accent with accessories
If you’re feeling uninspired by your wardrobe, but you’re not quite ready to make any big changes yet, accessories are a great option to help you step up your style. And if you think about it, buying a couple of vibrant accessories is a whole lot more economical than buying all new outfits.
Not sure where to start? Here are a few ways you can revamp your selection of accessories.
- A pair of retro sunglasses are the ideal accent to any summer look. Opt for a funky shape or color to add some edge to any daytime look.
- A stylish bag is another practical and fashionable way to take your wardrobe up a notch. Fanny packs are having a serious moment in 2019, so hop on the train before it’s too late!
- Hats and scarves are another great way to finalize a look and create some dimension in your closet. For casual outings, a vintage baseball cap would create effortless coolness. And for an evening out on the town, a wide brim wool hat paired with a silk scarf would achieve that European-esque elegance you’ve always dreamed of.
Rebuild your basics
Your basics are the foundation of your wardrobe. While it’s important to express your originality, you should still focus the bulk of your buys on minimalistic items like basic tees and jeans. These items can easily pair with one another which makes it easier for you to create outfits and add accessories to amplify your looks.
Fashion ruts happen to the best of us, but by following these tips you can get reinspired once again!