Feeling stuck in a style rut? Follow our simple tips to breathing new life into your wardrobe again...
We all get it – the between season wardrobe blues – especially when we’re hovering between winter and spring, desperate to get our new sandals on and be outside in the sun. The unreliable weather in England, however, makes it difficult for us to plan what to wear and we seem to cling on to our winter woollies for a lot longer than we’d like.
The answer? A little spring clean’ in your wardrobe. While it doesn’t sound all that groundbreaking, we promise, it’ll change your wardrobe life for the better! Making a little space in your wardrobe for the season ahead means that you can forward plan, buying a few key purchases that will tap into the season’s forthcoming trends and breathe new life into your closet.
It’s easy to feel stuck in a style rut – especially when the weather is still chilly – so why not follow our guide to injecting your look with a new update? Adding one-off items is a budget-friendly way of refreshing your existing clothes collection – without breaking the bank. Why not invest in a print kimono that you can wear with loads of different colours, daytime or nighttime? Alternatively a statement pair of shoes that will be the centre point of an outfit will be a great investment in between seasons. Finding a statement garment that can be the focal point of several outfits, is key to spending money wisely and investing in a piece you will wear time and time again.
Begin injecting spring-like or summery colours and prints now and you will immediately feel refreshed – ready to welcome spring with open arms.
Here, we’ve comprised a few top tips on how to avoid getting in a wardrobe rut, just incase you’re really stuck.
So step into the new season with confidence by clicking through our top tips for avoiding a wardrobe rut.
We’re all guilty of sticking to the same old comfortable jeans, but if you’re serious about a mini wardrobe makeover, it’s time to try some new styles. Denim is a huge trend for the upcoming season, so whether it’s a pair of oversized boyfriend jeans, a denim shirt or even a skirt, now is the time to experiment. And if you want to try double denim – even better!
Women who find heels a struggle, rejoice! Flats are BIG news this season – so much so that they’re overtaking heels as the must-have footwear for any fashionista. Whether it’s a pair of pointed metallic ones, stylish brogues or super-comfy trainers, these will look great with everything in your wardrobe – even dresses and skirts. £99
While purchasing a luxury handbag does require an initial financial hit, the rewards reaped are ten-fold. Toting a new designer bag against a simple black coat in your existing wardrobe will instantly bring your cover-up back to life again – and even helps old pieces look brand new. YSL’s Monogramme Cabas Tote will go with virtually everything you own and has a lifetime’s worth of wear!
If you want to introduce a pop of colour to your look, you don’t always need to rely on your wardrobe to do the hard work. Make-up can act as a style makeover too, so why not try a new bold lip or slick of bright nail colour like Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour in Tapage, £18. And the best part is, If you feel you’ve made an error – it can be easily rectified!
Dangly and drop earrings, or this season’s style must-have – cuffs – will always give your outfit a subtle lift. Keep them minimal if you’re wearing bright colours or patterns, go statement with a simple outfit, or try a cuff with jeans and a biker jacket for a cool, head-turning style.
Sometimes we can try too hard at getting the perfect ensemble together that’s smart and sophisticated but really, your wardrobe will instantly benefit from a splash of fun from time to time. Try a statement clutch – the high street has a great selection this season thanks to the inspiration from catwalk collections.
If your failsafe working wardrobe tends to lean on trouser suits to maintain that professional edge, but you feel like you’re veering into dowdy territory, then a sleek skirt could be your weekday friend. Feminine and sophisticated, try an on-trend midi skirt like this LK Bennett Alton Tweed Skirt, £195
Suede is everywhere right now, and if you want to get ahead of the trend, we suggest an investment piece! The brave ones will go for the must-haves of the season – skirts and jackets – but if you’re looking to just dip your toe into the trend, a suede fringed bag is a great option.
Sometimes it’s easy to neglect your after-hours wardrobe in favour of shiny new day time pieces. Investing in new nightwear will make you feel refreshed and revived – and might even help you sleep more soundly too!