There’s no doubt that fashion can be a great tool for creativity and self-expression. In fact, our sartorial choices let us make a statement and express how we feel without uttering a single word.
That said, there comes a time when we all get stuck in a fashion rut. This is when we begin to feel like our closet could use a little bit of revamping. To achieve that, check out these nine tips on how you can spruce up your wardrobe and boost your style.
Reach for the right colors
The best place to start when looking to transform your wardrobe and boost your style is to make sure you’re wearing the colors that help you look your absolute best. We’re all different, and certain colors are going to suit us better depending on our hair, skin, and eye color.
For instance, those with cooler skin tones tend to look best in pale yellows, sky blues, and pastels. On the other hand, colors from the warmer end of the spectrum (olive, camel, creams) will benefit darker skin tones. What’s important is that you figure out what’s the right color palette for you, and shop accordingly.
Step outside of your fashion comfort zone
Many of us feel safest when they shop for the items they already own. But playing it too safe gets old after a while. Sometimes, the best way to hit a refresh button on your wardrobe is to step outside of your comfort zone.
Whether that means giving a new fashion trend a shot or experimenting with a color or pattern you wouldn’t normally wear, by constantly pushing yourself to try something new, you can learn a thing or two about your personal style. Even if the item in question doesn’t seem to fit you right, you wouldn’t have known that if you haven’t tried it on, right?
Make an effort to explore new brands
Just like wearing your favorite pieces, it’s all too easy to fall into the habit of choosing the same brands. While there’s nothing wrong with hitting your favorite shops occasionally, it’s important that you expand your style horizons.
Start by browsing the items from the newest moda fashion collection, trying on that new shoe style, and finding alternatives to your usual go-to pieces (e.g. a skirt instead of pants). Doing so will ensure you don’t end up with several versions of the same thing. It’ll also keep your style fresh and up to date.
Look at your favorite style icons for inspiration
Sometimes, all a woman needs to do to revamp her style is to look to other fashionable women for inspiration. Whoever your favorite style icon may be, you’re drawn to their style for a reason.
Whether it’s the way they combine certain colors or the way they manage to make even the simplest everyday outfits look extravagant, figure out what makes their style unique. Then, apply the rules when making your own sartorial choices. With so many accounts dedicated to celebrity style, you should have no trouble getting your daily dose of fashion inspiration.
Come up with a uniform
Wearing the same exact thing over and over again can get a bit boring after a while. That said, it’s still a good idea to build a capsule wardrobe consisting of your favorite basic pieces. Having a uniform and a capsule wardrobe doesn’t only eliminate the feeling of having nothing to wear. It also provides you with a clear idea of what fits you right.
The best part? You don’t really need a lot of items to begin with. With some styling tricks and clever accessorizing, you can easily make any outfit look like new. Keep it simple, come up with a formula, and stick with it.
Wear some of your old things in fresh, new ways
Many times, rejuvenating your wardrobe and current style will call for investing in some new pieces. But that doesn’t mean that there aren’t any completely free ways to revamp your style. Sometimes, all it really takes is wearing some of your old clothes in new ways.
Whether that means repurposing certain items from your current closet or combining new with vintage garments, with the right amount of confidence, you can make any outfit work!
Consider a clothes swap
Bored with your own closet? Make it feel fresh and new by swapping clothes with some of the most stylish people in your friendship circle! Start by examining your wardrobe and taking out the items you haven’t worn in a while.
Have your friends do the same, and then exchange one item for another. With some drinks and snacks, you can even turn a simple clothes swap into a fun party!
If it doesn’t fit – ditch it
Whether we’re talking about the clothes we wear on a daily basis or special occasion attire, fit is everything. When our clothes fit the way they’re supposed to, it helps elevate our outfit and makes the entire look that much more polished and put-together.
The thing is, many of us have a hard time parting with garments that don’t fit us properly. Be it the neckline, hemline, the seam, length, or size of the item, if it doesn’t fit – ditch it. Not only will eliminating unnecessary items free up precious closet space, but it’ll also help you earn some quick cash.
Accessorize – the right way
There’s no doubt that little accessorizing goes a long way in sprucing up even the most basic-looking outfits. The key is to figure out how to include accessories in your outfit the right way.
For some, this will mean adding a belt that will accentuate their best features. For others, it’ll involve choosing an ideal statement necklace or picking up an interesting pair of earrings, or a fancy watch. Not only are these smaller pieces ideal for adding personality to your outfits, but they also elevate your style significantly without you necessarily making any significant investments.
Looking good means feeling good, and what you wear goes a long way in determining your mood and mindset. Stick with the tips above, and you’ll manage to avoid getting into a style rut and instead make positive changes that will help you look your best every single day.