I've talked about it a few times but I've been in quite the fashion rut, which is one of the reasons I took a blogging break. Perhaps it's because I'm hanging out with people who dress very casually. Perhaps it's because I've got other things that were filling the void I used to use fashion for but alas, I think I'm getting out of my rut.
My five tips for getting out of a style rut
1. Clean out your closet
I didn't realize this was a step I was taking to get out of my rut but it was integral in figuring out what I want my wardrobe to look like. It helped me figure out the gaps in my wardrobe (that I'm still trying to fill...), what I needed to get rid of, and what I still really loved. I got rid of a lot of clothing I never wore, was too big/small, or I just didn't feel like was 'me' anymore. So, when I looked at my newly organized closet I started to feel more inspired.
2. Read magazines
I bet as a blogger you weren't expecting this tip to come from me! But I have a special place in my heart for reading magazines. I love curling up on the couch with a nice magazine for an afternoon/evening of relaxation. While I don't think magazines are as relatable as bloggers, there is something nice about flipping through the pages once and a while.
3. Make a style inspiration folder on your phone, computer, etc
I've been doing this for a few months and it's been helping a lot. Like I mentioned above, I love reading magazines but sometimes you just need some good street style inspiration. I save pictures from instagram, blogs, pinterest, etc onto my computer or phone and look at them when I need some inspiration.
4. Try out unexpected combinations
I like to try out different combinations by randomly picking pieces from my wardrobe. A lot of times it doesn't work but when it goes, ohhh boy do you get an awesome new outfit! Sometimes I'll spend an afternoon or an evening trying out different looks from my closet.
5. Switch up your beauty routine
If I'm feeling "blah" about my wardrobe I like to experiment with my beauty routine. I'll throw on a fun eyeshadow or lipstick, try a new blush, whatever! Sometimes just throwing a new shade on my face gives me ideas of how to coordinate my outfit. Plus, it takes a little of the pressure off if I feel like I'm wearing a particularly boring outfit.
All Items in this post are thrifted.
So there you have it!
How do you get out of a style rut?
Let me know in the comments!