Style slumps. They happen to us all. One day you’re ready to take on the runway, and the next, you’re staring at your closet with no idea what to wear and feeling completely uninspired. After months of quarantine and spending most of your days wearing sweatpants, hoodies, and t-shirts—that is, if you bothered to get out of your pajamas at all—it can be especially easy to fall into one of these fashion dry spells. To turn your fashion from drab to fab, here are some of the best ways to get out of a style slump and get back to looking amazing.
If you’re having a hard time coming up with outfit ideas, a great first step to breaking out of your fashion rut is to seek inspiration. Fortunately, there are virtually unlimited sources of style inspiration at your fingertips.
From fashion blogs and magazines to Instagram and Pinterest feeds, there is no shortage of outfit ideas available to you. However, that sheer amount of inspiration can be a little overwhelming. If you don’t know where to start, consider looking up specific celebrities whose style you enjoy or using keywords that define your style, such as “boho chic,” “preppy,” or “grunge” to target your search.
Get out of your comfort zone
When was the last time you took a risk with your fashion choices? While the clothing you wear should make you feel comfortable and confident, never straying from your go-to outfits can limit your style.
To break out of the confines of your comfort zone, consider purchasing a piece that is a little different from what you would typically buy. For example, if you always wear neutrals, purchasing a bag or pair of shoes that adds a pop of color to your outfit could provide a nice change. Mixing things up every once in a while is one of the best ways to get out of a style slump.
Focus on accessories
Don’t underestimate the power of a new belt, bag, scarf, or piece of jewelry. Small accessories can make a big difference when it comes to getting yourself out of a style slump. Rather than completely altering your wardrobe, consider playing around with some new accessories to freshen up your look.
Purge your wardrobe
Fashion is always changing and evolving. Failing to reassess your style periodically could be the reason you’ve fallen into a style slump.
If your closet is full of clothing that you haven’t worn in months or pieces that no longer reflect your current style, it’s time for a closet purge. Trust me; I know how hard it can be to get rid of clothing. Right when I’m about to put a piece of clothing in the donate pile, I’m suddenly filled with a sentimental connection to it or worry that I’ll need it for some unknown event in the future.
The truth is, however, that the only purpose that the unworn clothing in our closets serves is to collect dust. As such, it’s best to donate it to someone who will actually wear it. Without having to weed through a bunch of clothing that you never intend to wear, it will be much easier to find the clothing you actually like.