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What to do when you’re bored of your wardrobe

25th October, 2020

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It all hits us at some point—that feeling when you look into your wardrobe and think you have absolutely nothing to wear. It’s easy to hit a wardrobe rut when you’re constantly wearing the same things on rotation but the solution isn’t necessarily hitting the shops with credit card in hand, it’s actually finding new reasons to fall in love with things you already own. Here’s how…

Challenge yourself to rework an old favourite

If there’s a blouse you absolutely adore but it has become a little lacklustre of late because of the sheer frequency in which you wear it why not challenge yourself to style it in a new way? If you would usually wear it with a skinny jeans why not try pairing it with a high-waisted skirt or a pair of wide leg pants instead? Don’t just rely on your usual outfit combinations, learn to experiment by trying on unlikely pairings and push yourself out of your fashion comfort zone. You never know what great look you may unearth in the process.

Just add accessories

It’s true, the right accessories can really transform a tired wardrobe. Pair a scarf with a dress or top a shirt with a statement necklace to give each look a new spin. Alternatively if you wear the same bag everyday why not mix things up and try pairing your outfit with a different bag each day. A simple bag change can really alter the overall effect of an outfit. The same goes for shoes. If you usually wear a particular look with heels try pairing it with flats. If you usually wear it with dressy shoes try teaming it with sneakers instead.

Change up your bag to refresh favourite outfits

Turn to some visual inspiration

I am guilty of falling into a wardrobe rut where I’ll just repeat the same outfits over and over again. To help shake myself out of this I’ll do a quick scroll through Instagram, flip through a fashion magazine or visit some of my favourite style websites just to get the creative juices flowing. Sometimes all it takes is one image to spark a new idea for an outfit I can pull together using what I already own.

Get something altered

Survey your wardrobe and see if there’s anything that can be repurposed into something new with a few alterations. Sometimes all it takes to completely transform something could be a new hemline or having something taken in in order to change the silhouette. You could find yourself with a brand new wardrobe favourite for just the cost of visiting a tailor.

Take my outfit challenge

If you’re bored of your wardrobe after an easy to follow plan on how to tackle it, try my 7-day outfit challenge. I’ve outlined a different thing to try each day and it will force you to have to look at what you already own and steer you into new territory.

What are some of your favourite ways to refresh your wardrobe?
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Bookmark this: Polyvore

27th June, 2016
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A selection of outfit collages on Polyvore

If you’ve ever woken up in the morning and been stuck for outfit inspiration you’re not alone. There’s nothing like a little visual inspiration to get the styling juices flowing and if you’re after an additional source of inspiration than the usual suspects of Instagram, blogs and Pinterest you have to bookmark Polyvore.

If you’re not familiar with the site, never fear, awhile ago I spoke with the CEO of Polyvore, Jess Lee who explained it: “Polyvore is about styling inspiration that you can buy but powered by a community of people all over the world. So it’s sort of a one stop shop with all the different products from all different stores in one convenient place and then people all around the world use our tools to mix and match and create these products into outfits or moodboards and collages and people come and browse to shop those looks.”

You can browse the site according to outfits, products and what’s trending which not only makes pulling together a look super easy, it also makes shopping really efficient.

If you love styling outfits Polyvore also allows you to create your own collages and moodboards of different looks which you can share with the rest of the Polyvore community. Lee says, “Polyvore encourages people to develop their own sense of style and be authentic and get this amazing support from this lovely community who are really, really nice and are there to affirm you and make you feel good about your current style. I think that’s really inspiring.”

Social media, shopping and styling inspo on one site? Time to bookmark!