If you’re bored with your wardrobe, even better news: you don’t have to leave your home to fix it.
Here are some ideas to banish closet boredom:
Hit up Pinterest and Instagram. I have a few search terms I use when I need a Pinterest inspiration: French woman, weekend looks, style over 50, thrifted style, and more. I was browsing “older women style” (heh) and this image popped up to inspire:
While you’re doing online searches, borrow from the best. If there’s a public person whose style you admire, look at a dozen pictures and find something new. One of my favorites is Jenna Lyons, and the way she mingles her colors and patterns. Try your print trousers with a classic mariniere tee.
Create a wardrobe challenge for yourself. Yes, just for you; you don’t have to get anyone else on board. For example: wear the same skirt or trousers three times in a week, but with different accessories and moods. Wear a graphic sweatshirt and sneakers one day, a fitted chambray shirt with heeled loafers on the second, and a soft, colorful tee with a blazer for the third.
Let a friend pick out your outfit for the day, from your closet. And then wear it, and see how you feel. Another perspective, in person, is incredibly helpful. You might discover that a fitted, shorter dress, or a pattern-mixed outfit looks truly fabulous on you. My friend Suzanne once suggested just picking a top and a bottom from your closet without even looking! That’s daring and fun, and look what I came up with:
Check out Visible Monday. The fashionistas who post there have a slew of ideas to bust boredom. Check out the way Nora works some scarf magic, Nicole tries high socks under her glam boots, and Miss Cellany combines a petticoat with a skirt.
Explore, experiment, take a chance, and stay fabulous, xo,
Some not-boring pieces to browse:
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