Lately, I am bored. Bored with my clothes, bored with my closet. I feel like I've worn everything in there 1000 times.
Ever feel like that? Now obviously, I am the only one who thinks that, when I am out no one has noticed that I wore that v-neck tee a few times last month. I got into an interesting discussion the other day with an adopted coworker at Starbucks about clothing. He only owned ten pieces of clothing. I often saw him in the same sweater and jeans and thought nothing of it. (Staple tees and dark jeans the human eye often does not detect duplicates of). He explained how he was VERY into minimalism and since he worked from home 99% of the time he didn't need a vast work wardrobe. He also rode his bike to Starbucks in the snow to let you know just how much of a die-hard minimalist he was but I digress.
If he can wear the same 5 pieces without people really thinking twice I can survive with my vast wardrobe of options and instead of going out to buy a bunch of brand new things find ways to make it feel fresh for myself so that I am excited about getting dressed in the morning and owning my look. So how can we do this??
CLOSET REFRESH IDEAS
1. Accessorize- A basic tee gains in instant facelift with a necklace. If you feel your necklaces are outdated. Layer a long necklace with a short one for an instant update!
TIP: Stick with the same metal color to make it feel more cohesive.
2. DIY- Often times people feel they need to be a master seamstress to give a piece of clothing a new look but that is not the case. Knot the bottom of a flowy blouse or tee for a more casual look OR do the same to a maxi dress/skirt and keep the knot off to one side. Instant casual chic!
3. Style Glasses- Have you always wore that basic tee with a pair of shorts this summer? Can you wear it with a flirty skirt or a pair of colored capris? Sometimes all we need is a different set of eyes. Did you put away those duster cardigans for summer? Pair a lightweight one with shorts and a tank for a transition into autumn upgrade!
4. Organize, Organize! Sometimes sorting your closet by color or by long sleeve, short sleeve, tank can change your perspective and you'll think of new outfit combos that you would not originally thought of. This also leads us to the next tip...
5. When in doubt, throw it out- Ok. So don't throw it out per se but put it aside or give it to a friend. Lately, I went through my closet and if I couldn't find any sort of way that I liked to wear a piece in my closet I put it in a pile and am going to come back to the pile in a few weeks and see if I can come up with something. If not, to my friends it goes and if they don't need any of it then I give it away to a local charity.
*** Have a friend over to give you a fresh perspective or call me up I can help you save money by giving you new ways to wear what you have as well as a list of what to buy***
Happy spicing up! Love ya! Meg