Everyone’s style evolves. Sometimes it’s due to a professional requirement, such as transitioning from school to work, but more often than not, we’ve grown out of or tired of a particular set of clothes or “style” that we used to adore. You might feel as if your clothing no longer fits who you are or that you wish to appear more put-together in your daily life. Updating your look can help you feel more attentive and prepared for the professional obstacles that the day may bring; it can also help you feel pretty, powerful, and in control. Check out the recommendations below to upgrade your wardrobe according to trending fashion.
Take a Look at Your Closet
Begin by considering your present personal style. Do your clothes reflect who you are now, or do they express something about you that you no longer identify with? Do they reflect new self-perceptions or beliefs? Make two lists of what you need in a wardrobe: one should include clothes required for your lifestyle, and the other should include optional apparel (e.g. slacks for work, fleece leggings for leisure, rain boots for spring, or cotton shorts for summer). The second list should detail your aesthetic preferences—how you want those products to appear.
Examine the Clothes and Outfits You Now Wear
Consider what you wear the most throughout the week. You could even want to take selfies in the toilet so you can browse through a little gallery.
When you know what you’re regularly wearing, you may ask yourself an important question: what is one modification you might make right now to enhance your look? Here, we’re looking for the best return on investment: the tiniest change that makes the biggest difference. Shoes, for example, frequently provide multiple functions for an ensemble. With sneakers, flats, or heels, the same jeans and tee can look casual, polished, or downright dressy. Upgrading from tees to blouses, leggings to pants, or plain items to patterned ones are more ways to boost your style.
Purchase New Products in Small Increments
Remember that you’re playing a long game after you’ve decided what to focus on. Upgrading all of one sort of apparel at once might be costly and inconvenient. Rather, think about how many blouses or pairs of shoes you believe you’ll need. Purchase one thing today, and then review your budget to see how you might spread out your purchases—perhaps one each month or deferring your most important purchase until a time when money is less tight than usual. Even if you have the financial means to replace everything at once, refrain, you’re trying on a new style that you believe you’ll like, but you never know until you try it on. Make sure to space your purchases out by at least a couple of weeks so you can get some use out of your new buy. You don’t want to end up with a closet full of clothes you don’t like!
Gradually Integrate New Items
If you try to shift from wearing blouses just on special occasions to wearing them every day, you might feel uncomfortable and self-conscious. Start by wearing a blouse once a week once you have one or a couple of new pieces. Increase it to two times a week after you’ve gotten used to it, and so on, until you’re wearing blouses five to seven days per week, every time you go to work, whatever else your final aim was.