Tuesday, 29 November 2016
How To Get Out Of A Wardrobe Rut
You’ve been there before: Day after day trying to choose the perfect outfit has left you completely drained. You’ve worn that flannel shirt with those tired black pants, your favorite LBD with those knee-high boots snagged at a sample sale, and the cute romper (yet again) with your go-to heels. Something’s been missing from your wardrobe game, but you can’t figure out just what it is.
That’s why we’re sharing our top tips on how to breathe new life into your closet once and for all. Finally, you’ll approach getting dressed in the morning with a fresh outlook.
Mix unexpected colors.
Who said black and blue don’t compliment each other? Why not pair your new pine green blouse with a well-tailored pair of navy trousers? How about a red pencil skirt with a pink top? You’ll be surprised how stepping outside of your comfort zone with color combos will make you more excited to get dressed.
Tibi Lou Lou Appliqué Trousers ($495)
Ann Taylor Loft Sheer Bell Sleeve Blouse ($50)
Milly Stretch Silk Off the Shoulder Top ($320)
Add a statement necklace to your LBD. Some days call for a good LBD. It’s a year-round staple that doesn’t require too much effort and can take you from the office to date night in a flash. Take your look up a notch with a bold necklace that adds a little extra oomph to your ensemble.
Bauble Bar Ygeme Bib ($68)
Stella & Dot Natalie Necklace ($98)
ABS by Allen Schwartz Jewelry Out Last Night Multi-Strand Necklace ($125)
Experiment with opposing prints.
Mixing prints is a lot easier than you think. No, it shouldn’t be reserved just for the pros. Whether you wear the same pattern in two different shades, varied prints that share a color, or mix a striped shirt with a skirt in a floral or polka dot pattern, it’s a fun way to take your ensemble from average to fab.
Talbot Edgemont Floral Pencil Skirt ($75)
Armani Striped Silk Scarf Top ($1,895)
Zara Printed Kimono Blouse ($40)
Try shoes in a style you might not normally wear.
If you’ve been set on the same heel height or style of boot for as long as you can remember, switch things up to make an outfit feel fresh. Try a brand you always overlook, or go for that color or print that’s been on your list of no’s for far too long.
Christian Louboutin So Kate Pointy Toe Pump ($745)
Nasty Gal Crowley Lace-Up Heel ($78)
Guess Akera Over-the-Knee Boots ($83)
Recognize the power of a handbag.
Like shoes, we love a good handbag to pull a look together. It’s an investment piece that’ll work season after season, regardless of what’s hot at any given moment. Choose a style you love within your budget and your wardrobe will be better for it. It’s amazing how adding a new bag to your rotation, or dusting off one you haven’t sported in a while will give you the boost you need to get more creative with your outfits.
Elizabeth and James Trapeze Cross Body Bag ($545)
Asos Pauls Boutique Dome Tote Bag ($106)
Marjorie Harvey Handbags Miss Kitty ($95)
Snag a chic pair of sunglasses. The right pair of shades can make you look and feel glam, even on your most down days—and we all have down days. While an all-black design is classic, experimenting with a bit of color, especially in the winter, could easily complete your look. And when you find a pair of sunglasses you absolutely love to wear, you’ll be more inspired to step up your style.
Cutler And Gross Aviator-Style Silver-Tone Mirrored Sunglasses ($500)
H&M Sunglasses ($13)
Quay All My Love Reflective Shades ($33)