If you’ve been feeling a bit uninspired looking at your closet lately, it could be time for a closet revamp. Any dedicated fashionista will tell you that planning out your wardrobe is essential, whether it’s a closet cleanout or restoration or making up mood boards to get inspired, there are more than a few ways to get out of style rut.
Wardrobe Update Tips
We’ve rounded up a few ways to switch up your style and shop your current closet, just in case your resolution was to try the No Spending Challenge. We have a few pieces, trends and practices you should swap out for a fresh start and lots of repeat-worthy (check out our series on this for even more ideas) options to invest in that you’ll be wearing years from now. Keep reading to see our suggestions!
Ditch Something New and Get Something Tailored
This is a great way to shop your own closet and really customize your clothes to fit you. How many pieces have you bought and never worn because they didn’t fit just right? Grab those too-long pants, that blazer that’s just a size off or too long that has been sitting in your closet forever and get them tailored. You get to repurpose something you already own so it’s like new, save a bit of money and curb impulse spending.
Swap Mini Bags For Oversized Bags
No trend was cuter than the mini bag trend, no matter how ridiculously small or impractical they managed to get. While these teeny-tiny bags might be fun for a night out, a bag that barely fits your phone and wallet won’t work every day, it’s a bit more realistic to invest in a bigger bag. The trend seems to be wildly moving to the other side of the spectrum meaning oversized bags could be trending in 2020 but if you’re interested in longevity, invest in something in the middle like this oversized Telfar shopping bag.
Wear Something Old a New Way
Wearing your favorite pieces in a new way is a real challenge and a real chance to break out of your style rut and it costs nothing. Seek inspiration everywhere from street style Pinterest boards and your Instagram feed to the street and runway. Mix patterns and textures, cuff, layer or belt it. For a quick fix swap your basic black belt for something more eye-catching that can be used to belt jeans, dresses, and everything in-between.
Ditch Seasonal Dressing
Summer may not be the time to ditch seasonal dressing but winter is optimal for wearing your old favorites in new ways. Instead of pushing your summer pieces to the back of your closet find ways to work them into your winter and fall wardrobe. Beat the cold by layering tights, tees, and turtlenecks under your summer staples like slip dresses and trousers. Sweaters will also look just as good worn over your favorite dress.
Swap Skinny Jeans for Something New
Before someone tries to make low-rise jeans happen again, embrace high waisted and looser fitting styles. Try flared styles or mom jeans that can look just as chic with your outfits as your favorite straight leg and skinny jean styles
Swap the New for the Old
With apps like Depop and consignment sites like the Real Real and Vestiare Collective, thrift shopping is easier than ever, so the next time you want to buy something new opt for something thrifted. Rather than map out an afternoon of poring through racks at thrift shops, you can filter through brands, styles and sizes and of course, sort price from low to high. Shop newer pieces, vintage favorites or harder to find pieces like Phoebe Philo-era Céline. Not only is it an investment, but it’s also chic and sustainable.
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