If you are someone who often looks into the mirror and feels disappointed, you are not alone. If you are upset that the outfits in your wardrobe cannot be called ensembles and you have everything in the wardrobe but just cannot find the right piece, you are at the right place. All of us have been through this at some point of time in our lives. It is normal to feel like your wardrobe needs a makeover and we are here to help you with it. There are simple and cost-efficient ways to upgrade the look using the items that are already in your wardrobe while adding a few interesting pieces. With just a little bit of creativity and an open mind, you can transform your wardrobe in no time.
1. Shop in your closet
Do you wear 20% of your clothes most of the time? If you answered yes, it is time to re-consider what you wear. You need to start shopping in your closet first. Inspect every hanger and every piece of clothing you have to identify what you are not wearing. If you have purchased something recently, it means you liked how it looked on you and you must wear it more often. If you have forgotten about the sweater or new jeans under the pile of clothes, take it out and put it on. Do not be afraid to experiment with what you already have. Have a new perspective towards it and try to mix and match. Lay out the clothes on the bed and try them. You can coordinate the old things in new ways and make yourself look stylish and classy.
2. Make a change
It is not necessary to buy tens of new t-shirts or jeans to change your wardrobe. You can simply change one thing about an outfit and it will look as good as new. When you are sick of suits, try dress shirts or look for new ties to make the suits look different. If you do not want to wear formal dresses, you can wear skirts. If you are always wearing the same top, jeans, and belt, you need to change the belt and see how it transforms the look. When you are headed for dinner and don’t want the same old blouse and skirt, put on gothic style clothing like a sweatshirt and jeans. Even small changes can make you feel like you are wearing something new. Add a few, simple pieces to the current wardrobe to do it. You can add a ‘70s inspired item and see how it transforms the wardrobe immediately.
3. Do not shop from the same stores
Do you always shop from the same brands and three or four stores? How about trying a new place this time? Look for new brands and designers, go to new stores and check out their collection. If you are always buying dresses from one brand, you need to take a look at the latest collection from a new designer. It does not mean you need to spend a lot of money on it. But when you walk into a different store, you will get to learn a lot about the latest styles, trends, and colors. Try a new pattern or buy a shirt in a different color. Looking for new options is easy when you are walking through the local mall.
4. Work with a stylist
If you do not have the time to look at different stores and brands but want to uplevel your wardrobe, you can consider hiring a stylist. There are several stylists who will be happy to work with you and be your personal shopping assistant. Several designers and brands have in-house stylists who can help you pick pieces based on your body and style. They can help you try different samples and you can then make a decision. Some brands also offer similar services online where you can try the samples and place an order through the website right there.
5. Upgrade the outerwear
The easiest way to upgrade your wardrobe is to buy new outerwear. You only need to invest in a new coat, jacket, or sweater and you are all set. It is a simple way to add something to the look and it will make your wardrobe feel complete. Buy a trench coat or a stylish jacket you can literally put over anything.
6. Use accessories
Men and women can change the look completely by adding a few, simple accessories. It could be a necklace, earrings or a pocket square, or a bow tie. You will notice how it immediately uplifts your look. Even a hat or scarf can have a great impact on the usual jeans and t-shirt.
These are a few simple and effective ways you can use to upgrade your wardrobe without burning a hole in your wallet.
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