If you’re the type of person who hasn’t changed their fashion sense in years, it might be time to finally switch things up.
Even if you’re quite happy following the same trends year in, year out, it’s always good to try something new. After all, variety is the spice of life, and this includes variety in your wardrobe.
Since it’s the start of a brand-new year, it’s the perfect time to consider starting afresh when it comes to your style. And we don’t just mean switching over to the woolly jumpers and thermal leggings for winter. We mean completely changing up your style from head to toe.
That being said, it’s important not to force yourself to change every single aspect of your style if you really don’t want to. Ultimately, what you wear makes a huge difference to the way you feel. When you’re wearing clothes that make you love, this will reflect in your confidence.
But if you’re starting to get bored of your current wardrobe, the New Year is the perfect time to re-think your style and try some new fashion trends.
Focus On Accessorizing
The accessories that you wear can make or break an outfit. You can transform almost any fashion piece into a whole new style by adding a statement belt, some stunning earrings, or a funky hat.
Your accessories can be used to turn a casual outfit into the perfect party attire or they can spruce up a ‘basic white tee and jeans’ kind of outfit.
The great thing about accessories is the huge range of options that are available. You can mix and match of variety of different items to create the perfect style.
For example, if you want to create a funky vintage style, you can buy things like custom leather patch hats and distressed denim jeans. If you are looking for a way to add color to your outfit, a bright leather bag or large patterned about will do the trick.
The key accessories to keep in your wardrobe are the following:
- Socks and tights
Get yourself several of each of the items above and you will have the ability to create a completely new look every single week if you wish!
Decluttering not only makes room for a bunch of new clothes in your wardrobe but it’s also a refreshing way to clear your mind. There are few things in life that feel better than a long decluttering session!
Collect a bag of clothes to take to the charity shop or give your friends and family members your wearable items to clear some room in your home. As you go through your wardrobe, consider whether or not each item is something that you would genuinely wear again. If you don’t think the item matches your desired aesthetic, get rid of it.
After decluttering your wardrobe, you can then start to shop around for new pieces to fill up your wardrobe once again. But try not to go overboard and buy too many new items. You don’t want to overfill your bedroom with too many clothes.
Instead, stick to buying the basics along with a small selection of bold and bright statement pieces to mix and match in your outfits.
Swap Clothes With Your Friends
We can’t always afford to buy a whole new wardrobe of clothes. We’ve got bills to pay and food to buy. When you’re revamping your style on a budget, doing a clothes swap with your friends is a great way to go.
Collect a selection of pieces from your wardrobe that your friend will love and get them to do the same. Get together and swap items so that you can both try out a new style.
A clothes swap is the perfect way to get rid of the old and trade these pieces with some new items without having to spend a penny. Plus, it’s much better for the environment when you’re not buying a lot of new fashion pieces.
You could even turn your clothes swapping into an event. Invite your friends round for a night of fun, food, and fashion!
Search for New Brands
If you’ve been sticking to the same trusted brands for years, it can be scary branching out and trying alternatives. But if you really want to switch up your fashion sense, discovering new brands and manufacturers is the perfect way to do so.
Head down to the high street or spend some time scrolling through social media to find different designer or budget-friendly brands. Take a look at their websites to see whether they sell the kind of items you’re looking for.
You never know, you might find a new all-time favorite brand that becomes your go-to.
Avoid Buying Sale Items Just Because They’re Cheaper
Cheaper isn’t always better. In fact, when it comes to fashion, the opposite is usually true. You might not want to spend a fortune revamping your wardrobe but that doesn’t mean you should buy every single sale item simply because it’s a bargain.
Sometimes, buying fewer items that are on the pricier side can be much better for your wardrobe than filling it up with cheap, low-quality items. Often, cheaper items don’t last as long, so you’ll end up spending more money replacing them in the long run.
You have to be tough with yourself and think about whether you genuinely want an item because it looks great and you can see yourself wearing it for months or years to come.
If the answer is a ‘no’ or even a ‘maybe’, then don’t buy the item. Instead, save your money and wait until you find a better piece that you are absolutely sure you will love.