Are you sick of your current wardrobe? Have you worn a jumper and black jeans every day for the past two months?
When you’re in a style rut, you’re most likely wearing the same clothes over and over again purely as a means to an end, a way to get through the day. It becomes about functionality rather than an inspired, creative style.
I’m guessing if you’re reading this, you’re probably thinking you might be stuck in a style rut. Don’t despair – or blow your budget buying clothes you can’t wear yet. Creating a wardrobe you absolutely love is within reach.
In this article, I am sharing my proven 3 Step Method (The 3 D method) that will help you get out of a style rut and love your wardrobe again without spending loads of money:
Discover your style
If your existing wardrobe doesn’t make your heart sing and dance anymore, then it might have something to do with a mismatch between your personal style and wardrobe.
Your personal style should be reflective of your likes, creativity, and lifestyle. When you develop a personal style, you’re curating a unique image and wardrobe that helps you to express yourself and embody the person you want to be. Not only can it vastly impact peoples’ impressions and judgments of you, but it can also be a tool to advance you in the world and help you find your people.
Discovering your style involves working out your style personality in line with your values, discovering how to style your shape and proportions and how to wear colours that reflect both your natural colouring and style personality.
By taking time to find out what suits you and what doesn’t, you will have the confidence to edit your own wardrobe, and wear different combinations.
Declutter and restyle your wardrobe
I see you, checking your favourite online store. But pause for a moment. Adding one more cute top isn’t going to help you in the long run.
You need to start by getting rid of all the things in your closet that aren’t serving you.
It may seem counterintuitive to remove options from your wardrobe when you’re in a style rut. But sometimes you have to take out all the distractions in order to see the things you actually like. If you’re looking at 100 pieces you only kind of tolerate, you won’t see the 7 pieces you still adore.
If you haven’t cleaned out your closet in a while, then now is the time to do it. There are so many ways to declutter your wardrobe and it doesn’t have to be this huge task that you dread doing.
If you aren’t suffering from a clothing avalanche, taking everything out might not be as necessary. You could easily sort through clothes one at a time when you switch them out for the season and whenever you are feeling twitchy and “have nothing to wear.” The whole point is to be more aware of your options and find an easy way to create stylish outfits from your current pieces in minutes.
Design and recreate new outfits
My clients’ style ruts usually arise at times when life is hectic. Picture this: you have a late night working/socialising, then sleep in as late as possible and rush your morning routine next day. You don’t have time to think about what to wear, throw things on at the last minute and find that you don’t feel confident in your outfits. Sound familiar?
The best way to avoid this is having the right shades in your wardrobe that you can easily mix and match so that you don’t have to spend too much time thinking about your outfit choices.
Style ruts can also be avoided by having the skills to make any piece look great on your body even if it doesn’t technically work for your ‘shape’. Little tricks like tucking, belting, cuffing, rolling and clever accessorising can elevate an outfit in seconds even when you are short of time.
Hopefully following some or all of these quick pieces of advice will give you the inspiration you need to break out of that rut, and get your style back on track! Let me know how you get on.
If you still feel you need professional help to get out of your style rut, overhaul your style and build a wardrobe you are excited about, I have the perfect solution for you, you can get in touch with me here.
Until next time,
Your personal stylist,