Do you sometimes struggle coming up with new outfit ideas each day?
You wake up. You look in your closet, and see the same old stuff. It’s not exciting to wear!
If you could use a little inspiration in the wardrobe department, then click play on the video to see how to put together a fresh look from clothing you already own.
You don’t need to go to the store and buy something. Instead work with what you have! Find an item in your closet that you haven’t worn. Let’s consider it new because it’s been sitting untouched for so long. It is new to your current outfit rotation. Remember, there’s a reason you bought this piece. You (hopefully) loved it at some point. It could be that it got lost in the back of your closet. Or perhaps you haven’t been able to figure out how to wear it. That’s what we are going to do.
This is going to ensure that you’ll actually wear the outfit. If it’s comfortable then you’re more apt to put it on! An example could be the cashmere turtleneck sweater that feels soft on your skin. Or maybe it’s your Stan Smith Adidas sneakers. You know you could wear these for hours! Or it might be your high rise skinny jeans that keep your tummy tucked in just the right amount which allows you to feel free to move through your day. Put them on!
Now don’t confuse your signature piece with your same old thing. Your same old thing is what you always wear because you know it works. (Um… yoga pants, anyone?) But it’s certainly not exciting to put on. You want to find your signature statement; the part of your outfit that’s undeniably you. Your signature is something you often wear. It’s your statement to the world. And people recognize this statement as yours.
This could be a sentimental item, like the knit sweater your grandmother made you. Or it may be a victory buy like the expensive leather handbag you bought yourself after getting the new job. The intention is for this item to make you happy whenever you put it on. So find something in your wardrobe that sparks joy!
It’s time to take your outfit up several notches to make it SUPER exciting to put on. And to do this you must include an element of surprise. Would you add a pop of color, or wild print on the collar of the shirt worn underneath your sweater? Or how about having your necklace strand drape down your back instead of the usual front? Play around with what works. But this is the time to have fun!
This is completely straight forward. You know it when you see it…that one item that you’re so excited to wear because it accomplishes all the above! Jumpsuits and dresses can often make you say YES because of how easy they are to help you create an outfit you love.
When it’s time to get into your closet, and put together this amazing outfit, you don’t have to find things that fall into all 6 categories. Aim to cover 3 of the 6 steps to get you going. If you can find more, definitely bring them in. But don’t overthink it, and get caught up in finding the perfect pieces.
Remember, you’re not going for perfection.
You’re going for what you love.