What you wear is how you present yourself to the world, especially today, when human contacts are so quick. Fashion is instant language.” — Miuccia Prada
Have you ever looked into your wardrobe and decided,’ No, just no.’ Nothing in there excites you anymore. The only reason you wear those clothes is that the alternative is walking around in your birthday suit. How you look can affect your mood or your confidence. Best believe that if your clothes bore you, it will reflect your personality. So if your clothes no longer do it for you, it is time to add a little pizazz to your wardrobe.
Some women if not all are plagued by the same problem. You buy something you love, you find a way to squeeze it into your daily outfit, get bored of it and toss it into the dark corners of your closets never to be seen again. Basically, your closet is where clothes come to die. Do not look at me like that, you know it is true.
Take some time to declutter your wardrobe. Go through all your belongings and decide which clothes, shoes and accessories you do not use anymore. Be true to yourself. If you have not worn it in 6 months, let it go or start wearing it. You can donate the clothes that you do not need any more if they are still in good condition. Decluttering is also therapeutic. It is a way to cleanse. Additionally, it frees up space for new and more mood uplifting outfits. How To Declutter Your Home
Get bold Pieces
Now, this is for people who love to play it safe when it comes to dressing up. There is nothing wrong with that really. However, if you are bored with your wardrobe, investing in a few bold pieces is a great idea. You do not have to go to the extreme, you can just pair the bold pieces up with some neutral pieces to tone down the look.
For women, it can be some bold pants, shoes, a bag or even eyewear. You can get some tips here – 18 Wardrobe Essentials For Women. For men, a bold coloured blazer can spruce up your look really well or you could try out some of the ideas mentioned in 23 Items Every Man Should Have In His Wardrobe. If your pocket can allow it, work with a stylist who can help you find what works for you. The idea is to experiment. Try out options you have been too scared to try out or simply thought were not for you.
After you declutter, check to see if there are items that you can alter to switch them up a little. These involve pimping out your old clothes to work and look better. Like turning an old dress into a skirt or painting shoes to make them look a little more exciting. There are a lot of DIY projects you can do to switch up your looks. You can also work with a tailor for any elaborate designs you may feel would work for you too.
Accessories were meant to do just that; spruce up your look. According to Bridgette Reas, a style expert, 25% of your wardrobe budget should go to accessories. An accessory can make a simple outfit look outstanding. If you do not normally accessorize, aim to start doing so. If your old accessories are not cutting it for you, you can purchase bolder ones. One can also repurpose their jewellery. Turn that necklace into a bracelet. Fashion: Accessorizing your office outfit
Sprucing up your wardrobe does not have to be an expensive affair. Just take some time and work on a wardrobe that works for you. This way, your wardrobe can match how you look and feel.