The facts: time flies, you’re late and here again, you don’t know what to wear…
It has nothing to do with your wardrobe (full of clothes): you just have no inspiration, no ideas, no desire of wearing anything you have…
I think we’ve all been through this… Sometimes we’re just not in a good mood and or we feel like we would go for something different (or new?). However, when it happens, before falling for a new dress, I have a few tips to move on.
(when not credited, all pictures are from Pinterest)
1/ Start with neutral pieces of clothing
A neutral piece of clothing is a really good staple that you can start with when you’re lacking inspiration. It’s quite like cooking: imagine that not knowing what to eat, you’re opening a closet looking for inspiration and here they are: pasta! A perfect foundation for your next dinner. Yet you just need to decide what sauce you’re going to add! (in our clothing case, the sauce will be the accessories ;)
This is why it is so important to have good basics in your wardrobe.
And what a neutral piece of clothing shall have?
- an easy to wear well-fitting shape
- a neutral color (black, grey, white, off-white, beige, navy blue, dark green, burgundy)
2/ If your staples have outstanding cut and fabric, you may just wear them without adding anything and have a stunning outfit! (Mais si !)
If you want to add personal style to it:
- Mix different neutral colors
- Mix different textures in the same shades
- Style up the clothes: lift up collar, roll sleeves, or bottom pants, etc
3/ If you want something more playful: add colored accessories to your neutral basics!
Now, you know why I’m an accessories lover! :))
Add a scarf
A colored or printed bag
A pair of statement earings
Stunning booties or heels…
4/ A different strategy will be to start with a statement piece
Even if you’re not attending a fancy vernissage or a fashionable evening, knowing this little tip, you can wear cutting-edge pieces on a daily basis…
First, you have to identify the characteristics of the piece: what makes it unique and exciting?
Is it the shape? super skinny, super short, super baggy, super voluminous?
Is it the style: baroque, retro, futurist, arty, extra dressy?
Is it the color?
Of course, a single piece can gather several eccentric features…
5/Then, balance in the opposite direction of the statement piece
Sometimes, it can be a piece of clothing that has been sleeping in your closet for years because it is too extreme. Find in what way it’s extreme and match with the opposite.
Too short > Too revealing, too sexy > wear baggy, wear flat, wear casual
= A mini skirt with booties and an oversized sweater
Too baggy > Therefore not flattering > wear skin tight, reveal skin at other places
= overlong overlarge leg pants with a tight top tucked in
Both pants The Frankie Shop
Too ladylike > Too retro, too classic, too old > wear boyish, wear fashionable
= Chanel heels with a pair of jeans and an oversized sweater
Too arty > too crazy, too eccentric > wear basic, wear understated
= A multicolored skirt with a black top (or a beige trench coat) and a pair of sneakers (or black shoes)
Too dressy > too much for the occasion > wear casual, wear simple
= A white lace top with jeans and flats
Too bright > too noticeable > wear neutrals, wear subdued shades
= a bright fuschia pants with an off-white jacket and pale pink tee-shirt
Both pictures Scotch&Soda
Et Voila! You shouldn’t have a hard time dressing anymore! ;)