Last updated on July 26th, 2020 at 09:18 pm
Clothes clothes everywhere, and not a thing to wear. Am I right? Sometimes, no matter how many times you empty your wardrobe onto your bed and shuffle through your various inter-seasonal favorites, there’s just no getting away from the fact that you wish you could snap your fingers and swap absolutely everything you own for just one new outfit that fits right and looks how you want to look.
Don’t worry, we all feel that way about 10 times per week, and we’re told by the fashion experts in article after article that it’s normal to want change — part of loving fashion is rolling with the seasonal, monthly, and sometimes weekly updates.
First things first, however, if you’re worried about dull skin or flat and lifeless hair, there’s not a pair of shoes in the world that will raise your sleep-deprived eyes from the land of the half-dead. You may wish to invest in a multi-vitamin and perhaps a hair thickener for thin hair. But if you’re sure you’d like some top tips on revamping your look courtesy of a quick fashion fix, let’s see what we can do…
Time to take the plunge
Your wardrobe is full of things that either kind of fit and kind of match or outright don’t fit and simply don’t match anything. But you hang on to them. Just in case. The problem is that all these ‘just in case’ outfits become the “it’ll have to do, I’m late” outfits that we actually walk around in every day. Worse still, we could be pushed towards wearing just a handful of things that we actually do like, giving our wardrobe an extremely limited reach.
Here’s what you need to do. Gather it all up. Every single bit of it. All the clothes you don’t need. Put it in bags and donate it all to charity. This cleansing beginning is going to pay off. With nothing to rely on, you have to get your act together.
Basics and layering
Basic t-shirts can be worn under a multitude of layering options. Build your outfit from the bottom up. You will need everyday jeans and nice going-out jeans. You will need a blazer or two, and you may want to look at some three-quarter length trousers.
From this basic set up, you can mix and match several days of outfits. Shirts/blouses are another great layering trick, as they can be worn in different ways — tucked or untucked, side-knotted to give an angled hemline, under a bodice, etc.
Lastly, document it…
Take pictures of your outfits and create mood boards. This will give you a catalog of past inspiration that can help you to add new items to existing outfits.
So, are you ready to start your style makeover?
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