There’s no need to constantly shop for new items of clothing as long as you stand style-wise. However, if you find your closet boring, too basic, and unexciting it might be a time to get some updates. So, keep on reading for the 5 no-fail signs it’s time to update the contents of your closet and shake up your style.
- Putting outfits together feels like a chore.
Getting dressed in the morning can be challenging at times, but by no means should you be in a state of panic every time you open your closet. If you are completely bored by the contents of your wardrobe, it’s time to think about updating what you own. However, before going shopping, you need to purge some of the items you haven’t worn for years so you can replace them with pieces you love and that are versatile. Like fashion blogger Micah Gianneli, you may simply tie your favorite plaid shirt on your waist to add some flair to your casual outfits instead of just wearing it with your everyday pants.
- You can’t remember your last clothing purchase.
If you can’t remember when the last time you shop for clothes, you might be relying on your current stock of styles for way too long. Though there’s no need to reboot your wardrobe with every new trends, going too long without adding a new life into your closet can make it tough to put together outfits you feel good wearing. You may simply refresh your closet by buying one new classic and toss in one trendy piece per season.
- You’re in a style rut.
The longer you remain in your rut, the harder it’s going to be to get ready in the mornings, and the longer it’s going to take you to decide on what to wear. This time, you may do yourself a favor and go shopping. You may simply shake up your style with a geometric print skirt like fashion blogger Nicole Warne wore to spice up your basic tops effortlessly.
- Your outfit rotation is continually shrinking.
While you may have once had what felt like countless outfits, you’re now dealing with so few options that you’re worried about repeating outfits in the same week. If that sounds like you, it’s definitely time for a style update. Just make sure you have the basic pieces to get you started, like a flattering pair of dark denim jeans, well-fitting blazer, tailored trousers, pencil skirt, white button-down shirt, little black dress, black pumps, ballet flats, and plain shirt, then add on some trendy ensembles that can refresh your looks.
- Your clothes don’t flatter your body and suit your lifestyle anymore.
If you’re still wearing most of the items that resided in your closet some years ago, an update is necessary. Whether you’ve gone from college to work or had lost massive pounds, your clothes should flatter your current body and suit your current lifestyle. Even though some items never go out of style, they do start to show their age. You might have gone up or down a size, and everything you own should fit you properly. Regardless how expensive the item is, if it doesn’t fit you well, it will look unflattering. By heeding our tricks, you’ll be able to update your style strategically.