You know how some days you look in your closet and simply cannot find anything to wear? Nothing seems exciting, and you can’t muster the strength to pull anything together. Here are my thoughts on keeping it fresh.
I constantly try to push myself and piece together new outfits in different combinations. Like, would think pink velvet blouse work with these maroon bell bottoms? Can I bring forth the courage to add a large rhinestone choker to go with it? Sometimes I can, and sometimes I can’t, depending on what I have to do that day. However, typically, if a fashion notion kind of freaks me out, I push myself to do it until I comfortable with it.
Unless, it’s not my taste. If I’m only doing it because I saw some influencer doing it, and it doesn’t vibe with my vibe, I’ll nix it. But if it’s a style I secretly love, but am concerned it’s too weird, I do my best to run with it. It’s my world I’m living in, you know? I want to tap into what feeds my muse as much as I can.
Another easy way to change things up is to play with mixing colors. The colors may be varied, although if they’re all the same intensity, i.e. the brightness or dullness of the color, I feel they should work together. They could be colors you haven’t put together in the past, but give it a whirl. I used to do this a lot more in the past, as more recently I tend to stay in the same color pallette. So this is something I’m going to work on right alongside you.
Texture is an additional manner in which you can add new flair to your ensemble. I like mixing everything from chunky knits with lamé to dainty lace with denim… And then always layer jewelry on top. It can funk up an outfit that otherwise would have been boring or at least expected. For me, playing it safe is seldom as rewarding as taking a risk. Sometimes I regret it, but who cares? You better werk, betch.
I also try to keep a few pieces in my wardrobe that excite me as challenges. Maybe they’re a little out there, or maybe they just really struck my fancy as far as a style I’ve always wanted to explore. I try to incorporate these pieces into my look when I’m in need of a fashion pick-me-up, and they never fail me.
At the end of the day, it’s all about your taste and what you feel comfortable with. Keep experimenting, keep having fun, and keep true to yourself letting your imagination play.