Hello and welcome back to my blog! As you can see from the title, I’m going to be talking about how to get out of a style rut.
If you’re someone who is wearing the same thing over and over and over again, or just have no direction on what you want to wear, keep reading.
We all get into style ruts, even people in the fashion industry – it’s totally normal. What sucks is getting out of the rut; you never really care that you’re wearing the same thing, or you care too much and you can’t think of anything different so you panic and end up wearing the same thing? I do that all the time.
To make it seam a lot easier, I’m going to give my tips on how I get out of style ruts – now most of the tips do involve spending money, but to get new clothes you need to buy them, but that doesn’t mean they need to be expensive and crazy.
If you really are someone who has a go-to outfit that they wear everyday, it’s time to change. Style says a lot about your personality, so why not use it to your advantage? Instead of going for all black outfits, add some colour into your wardrobe and try something new. Adding colour is easy when it comes to style, you can simply do it with a bag, shoes or earrings! Adding something a little different each time you go out will really boost your confidence and make you feel comfortable wearing something different.
Now trends aren’t always for everyone, but looking at the latest trends can really help this style rut! Normally when you see something that looks good on someone else you’re like “oh wow I love that”, instead of not getting it, get it. There are always so many dupes of everything – my favourite store for anything on trend and affordable is Asos!
REVAMPING YOUR WARDROBE
When I hit a style rut I always tell myself it’s time to clear out my wardrobe, not to make room for new clothes but to see the old stuff I have that I never wear anymore. When you’re constantly grabbing the same thing you really forget what you have, so going through it really makes you go WOOOWW I FORGOT ABOUT THIS!! It’s also good to give away the clothes you know you don’t wear, I always donate my older clothes to charity. When clearing out your wardrobe, play around with items and try new things – grab an old skirt you never really wear and pair it with a nice top.
Finding inspo is such a big thing for me, not only when I’m in a style rut but just in general! I love looking at clothes and how other people have styled it. Another great idea is creating mood boards, whether you’re adding your favourite artist, style icon or anything you’re liking, it’ll really help you with getting your style back on track. I always look at my instagram feed and screenshot outfits I love, I also love going on Pinterest and creating my mood boards. If you’re a weekly reader you’d know I have a whole section dedicated to inspiration.
As always, thank you so much for reading! I would love to know how you get out of a style rut and what are your tips? I would also love to know if any of these tips helped you!
– A.L X