6 Ways To Get Out Of A Style Rut In Time For Summer
1. Have a sort out
In order to analyse what you’d like to change about your style, you need to de-clutter your wardrobe. You need to ask yourself: Will it ever come back in style? Will you wear it again? Can it be replaced? To make room for new clothes you’ll need to be ruthless when it comes to getting rid of old ones. If you’ve had it for years and it looks a bit worn out, then chances are you won’t wear it again.
2. Change styles
If you didn’t already know your exact style, you’ll notice trends in your buying habits after organising your wardrobe. Was there are style you owned for of than others? If you notice you wear more boyshorts, t-shirts, tracksuits, sports luxe wear and baggy tops then try swapping boyshorts for luxury lingerie and wear some dressier outfits like shirts, trousers and blazers. On the other hand, if you find you have plenty of going out outfits but not much loungewear, then invest in some comfy clothing from your favourite brands.
3. Try new colours
Black is a fabulous colour for coordinating with most outfits and accessories, but if you find you’re wearing it as your predominant colour then maybe it’s time for a change. Try some neutrals or greys if you really aren’t keen on bright colours, or switch things up with some patterned tops. Adding some light pastel colours to your wardrobe is always a good idea as they rarely go out of fashion, even if it’s just a coloured t-shirt or blouse, even the littlest changes can make the biggest difference in how you dress.
4. Experiment with hairstyles
We all feel comfortable with our signature styles, but sometimes change is needed. If you’ve got straight hair, then why not wear it curly? And if you’ve got curly hair then try straightening it for completely new you! If you’d rather embrace your natural hair, then there are plenty of YouTube tutorials for all hair types from braids and plaits to ponytails and sleek buns. If the thought of doing your hair every morning before work fills you with dread, then just do it for the weekends, you’ll find with more practice you get better at it anyway.
If you’re looking for a really big change in your style then getting a piercing could be a great idea. You don’t need to go crazy, but for example if you’ve never had your ears pierced before then wearing earrings could be a huge transformation for you. Nose and lip piercings can also really suit a lot of people, but it can be a big commitment. If you’re not sure then purchase some “fake” studs and rings first and see if it looks good! You can always just wear them instead of getting any piercings at all.
6. Be more daring
The next time you’re contemplating whether a top or dress will suit you – try it on! Be bolder with your clothing choices, the worst than can happen is that it doesn’t look good, so you don’t buy it. When you start to take more risks you’ll surprise yourself with what suits you.