5 steps to break out of your style rut

5 steps to break out of your style rut

1. Clean out your closet.

Get rid of anything that hasn’t been worn in over a year, doesn’t excite you to think about putting it on, and put aside items for alteration or donate clothes that don’t fit. Don’t want to do this task alone? Book a closet edit here.

2. Organize by category

After you’ve edited your closet, organize by category (workwear, casual, athleisure) and then organize by color within each category. The more organized you are, the easier it is to pick your outfit for the day.

3. Stock up on good basics

You probably have more outfits than you think, but are missing some essential basics like a good black/white bodysuit, basic tee shirts for layering and jeans in multiple styles/washes. 

4. Figure out your “uniform”

What do you feel the best in? Black tee shirt and jeans?). Use that uniform to be the base of your look but play with layers and accessories to make it interesting and “new”! Take that black tee, tuck it in and add a belt. That same black tee? Add some fun earrings and a  great blazer. As you get more comfortable, take that same tee and throw it over a sheath dress and knot it at the smallest part of your waist. You won’t feel totally out of your comfort zone but you’ll feel like you have a new outfit. Here are ideas on how to easily style a sheath dress in various ways. 

5. Pin realistic outfit inspiration images on Pinterest.

After you have a bunch of inspirational style images, write down the consistencies. Are they mostly neutrals? Are you drawn to bolder looks? Skirts and dresses? Have you pinned a lot of maxi skirts? What style do they follow? Are they mostly “romantic”, “preppy” or “casual”? You can learn a lot about your own style by the images you’re drawn to. Once you make those notes, figure out how to recreate some of those looks by making a list of what you have and a list of what you need to execute these styles.

Here’s everything you need for a casual capsule wardrobe. 

Still struggling to get out of your rut, or even tackle your closet? Contact us to book an in person or virtual closet edit.

Written by Blair Moore