Nothing To Wear
We’ve all been there, asking ourselves that annoying question… why do I have nothing to wear? Standing in a closet filled with clothes yet feeling like you have nothing to wear. It happens to us all from time to time, but there are some really simple reasons as to why you feel this way. Basically, you’re just bored with your current wardrobe. Don’t worry, you don’t have to toss everything out and start from scratch. Today I’m sharing my tips and tricks on how I refresh my wardrobe without spending a dime, and simple ways to fix this age-old fashion question.
Generally, if you’re bored with your wardrobe, it just means you haven’t mixed things up in awhile. We tend to reach for the same old things, the ones we feel most comfortable in, and we often forget to have fun with fashion. We get into the habit of wearing items that look best on us, or the pieces that we feel most confident in, limiting us and our wardrobe. This holds us back from experimenting with pieces we currently own and getting us into a style rut. I highly suggest grabbing a couple of items that you haven’t worn in awhile and challenging yourself to style them in an unexpected way. By doing this a few times a week, and reaching for items you normally just skip by, is a sure way to bring new life to your closet and your style.
Another reason you have nothing to wear, is you have too many pieces in your wardrobe. I know what you’re thinking, is having more options better? Sometimes the answer is, no! Having too many pieces that you can only style one way is not only taking up prime real estate in your closet, it can leave you feeling overwhelmed and frustrated. I always tell my friends, if you can’t style a certain item more than 3 ways, it might be time to let it go. Although those pieces might be beautiful, they might not be versatile enough for your style. Too many unused pieces just create confusion and clutter. Of course, we all have those fancy, expensive, one-of-a-kind pieces that either have a memory attached to them or are saved for special events, which are totally okay to hold onto.
How many of you have an item or two (or three or four) that simply don’t fit? Raise of hands? I’ve really gotten into a habit of tossing items that no longer fit. We all fluctuate in weight but holding onto pieces in hopes they fit again is not only damaging on our self-esteem but is another main reason why we think we have nothing to wear. The key to having a functioning wardrobe is to only have items you truly love and want to reach for daily. Having an array of items that no longer fit leaves you working harder to plan an outfit than needed. If you really want to keep those pieces, place them in a bin and out of sight so there’s not confusion in the morning.
I just addressed this above, but you should only have items in the wardrobe that make you feel special. Although this may seem simple, we all have a tendency to hold onto pieces for too long. Maybe it brings back a happy memory, it was expensive, it was a gift, for whatever reason, if it no longer brings you joy, it’s time to let it go. Every piece in your wardrobe should be fighting for wear-time. You want to walk into your closet and love every single piece. You want to have the freedom of knowing that no matter what you pick that day, you’re look and feel fabulous in.
I’m guilty of this one…not enough basics. I love me a cute dress, but unless I plan on styling it with blazers, jackets or oversized sweaters, I can really only style it one way. Have basic elements and staples you can build your outfits around is the key when creating that perfect and wearable wardrobe. Not the most fun to shop for but can really make or break your closet. A basic white tee, a sleek pair of black dress pants, a classic denim jacket, a skinny pair of blue jeans are the glue that hold your wardrobe together. Without these, we are just left with an array of pieces that are difficult to build around. If you feel like you’re missing something in your closet, instead of running out and buying that trendy piece of the moment, trying to look for an essential piece that can carry you through all 4 seasons. If it works both summer, spring, fall and winter, chances are it’s a basic.
Take this Chic Wish Sunflower Watercolor Skirt for example, its the perfect statement piece that can really elevate a look. It can also be paired with all your basics for a more casual look. Have fun with colour, like this Chic Wish Pink Bow Blouse, or play it safe with a classic white shirt or black tee. You can toss on a killer pair of heels for fancier occasions, or white sneakers for a laid-back weekend outfit. The possibilities are endless.