There’s always a time when we want to refresh our wardrobe. Maybe you’re tired of looking inside and finding nothing you can wear. Perhaps you’re someone who likes to overhaul your closet every few months to keep it looking fresh. Buying an entirely new wardrobe every season isn’t possible for most of us. The pandemic has shown just how little clothing we utilize, as we all get in the habit of outfit repeating in the world of Zoom calls. Most of us ignore at least half of the clothes in our closet.
Now is the perfect time to take a look into your closet and reassess what you have. We’re rounding up three ways to effortlessly refresh your wardrobe for any season.
Find Your Inspiration
It’s easy to get carried away and to fill up your online shopping cart with more clothing than you could ever wear. Nailing down your style aesthetic can help make it easier to decide which pieces you want to invest in and add to your closet. The next time you’re scrolling through Instagram, screenshot or save the outfits that you want to recreate. Bloggers like @brittanyxavier and @inthefrow can give you your daily dose of outfit inspiration.
After a little while, you’ll have a collection of photos that can act as a style board. Identify any overlapping pieces that keep appearing, and that’ll form the basis of your shopping list.
Don’t Underestimate Accessories
If you’re running out of closet space or on a budget, don’t underestimate the power of accessories. They are a versatile way to shake up an outfit and add a touch of your personality to your look. Whether it’s a vintage scarf, gold bangles, or oversized Jackie O inspired shades, there’s an accessory out there for everyone. If you’re looking to get the most wear out of your accessories, choose a neutral colour or something you can dress up or down.
You could wear a thin scarf in your hair as a headband for casual looks or style it as a bracelet during spring and summer. Jewellery is always the perfect place to start, especially if you want to invest into your closet with pieces that you’ll wear for years to come.
Invest in a Coat
Sometimes we want to splurge on one piece every season that will refresh and rejuvenate our closet. A coat or jacket is something you can wear with any outfit (weather permitting!) and it can change up any look. Stick to versatile neutrals for a classic look, but don’t be afraid to experiment with a bold colour if you want to make a statement. Choose a style that reflects your aesthetic. There will be the perfect coat or jacket out there for you, whether you want to buy it new or vintage. You might even be able to rediscover a coat at the back of your closet that you forgot you even had. Refresh your wardrobe by choosing a coat you can wear every day.
Are you planning to refresh your wardrobe this season? What pieces are you searching for?