How I Get Myself Out Of A Style Slump

21 Jun

 

If you’re feeling yourself falling back into a style rut, if you’re starting to get a bit tired and bored with your clothes and your current look, if you’re getting stuck each morning putting something to wear together and you’re really not sure what to buy to inject some freshness into your wardrobe……perhaps it’s time for a Wardrobe Review.

Although we’re only a few weeks into winter I recently found myself feeling a bit blah about some of my clothes, and felt like I needed to shake things up a bit.

I’m just like everyone else.  I find myself getting a bit lazy, bored, unexcited about my clothes and putting outfits together.  For me it can happen when I’m busy, tired, stressed or have other things on my mind.  I start to reach for the easy option and wear the same thing over and over.  Fortunately, I’m very aware of it when it happens and I know how to pull myself out it.

Firstly, I spend some time going through images on Pinterest to get some fresh new ideas.  (I particularly focus on pictures I’ve collected in “My Style” and “My Style Role Models” boards so I can be reminded of what I love.

Then I sit down and reassess my style.  I’ll make a list of about 5 or 6 words that describe the personal style (and the image) that currently feels right for me based on my lifestyle.  (Doing this keeps me on track with what I need to achieve the look)

Once I’ve done that I’ll go through each and every piece of clothing I have (for that particular season) and work out whether they’re still working for me.  Do I need to freshen them up?  Do I need to see if I can come up with a new way to wear them? Do I need to reinvent (alter) them? Do I need to buy something that will give it new life?  (As I did here)  Or do I simply need to let them go?

Next up, I’ll spend some time playing around with new outfit combinations with the intention of trying to come up with at least 3 – 5 ways to wear each piece.  (If you follow me on Instagram you’ll see that I try to show you how I use my clothes in lots of different ways and that you don’t necessarily need a lot of clothes, to have lots of outfits)

Doing this not only creates new outfits, but also gives me a good idea of what gaps I have in my wardrobe.  (For example, I may discover that there’s a skirt I wore in summer that would work well in winter with the right knit, tights and boots)

Dressing stylishly is not just about how you look.  It’s also about how you feel.  Winter is long and can be miserable and dreary, so it’s important that we dress in a way that uplifts us and makes us feel good about ourselves.  If some of the pieces you’re wearing now to get through winter, are tired, drab or outdated, that’s how they’ll make you feel.

If you need some help getting unstuck from your winter style slump – perhaps a Wardrobe Review or some Outfit Planning (or both!) shoot me through an email here

*If you’re not sure about which style session is right for you, we can have a chat about it and I can help you decide.

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Are You Limiting Your Wardrobe’s Potential?

19 Jun

 

Are you limiting your wardrobe possibilities by putting your clothes into inflexible categories?

For example, only wearing your black pants to work, only wearing your favourite wrap dress to weddings, only wearing your denim skirt in summer and only wearing sequins or beads in the evening.

Think creatively and challenge yourself to use your clothes in different ways. You may find that you have many more outfits than you thought you did.

*If this is something you struggle with, keep in mind I do outfit planning sessions. You can find all the details here

READ: “Outfit Planning” here 

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Tees – They Don’t Need To Be Expensive, But This Is What They Do Need To Be

16 Jun

I don’t think you need to spend a lot of money on t-shirts. (The one I’m wearing in the photo cost me about $10 from a Bonds outlet) You should however…

1. Keep them looking fresh and new and update a few times a year. (Particularly if you’re wearing them often.)

2. Find a style that works for your body shape, taking special note of…the neckline, the sleeve, the fabric, and if you’re someone who likes to wear it un-tucked the length and the shape of the hem.

Don’t just settle for any old, “that’ll have to do” tee.

Search and sample!

READ: “Weekend Wardrobe Challenge – T-Shirts” here

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To Visually Widen The Hips, Try This

14 Jun

One way to visually broaden the hips, is to wear pants (or anything for that matter) with horizontal zips on the area.

Should you, however, wish to minimise the area or at least not draw attention there – avoid them.

READ: “How To Make Your Bum Look Bigger in Jeans” here 

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