You’re standing in front of your wardrobe. It’s bursting from the seams. You groan in frustration. How can I have nothing to wear?
If this sounds familiar, don’t worry – you’re not the only one. At its core, fashion is about mixing science with art. Figuring out the perfect recipe can be challenging, to say the least.
Luckily, a great sense of style can be learned and internalised once you know where to look for advice. As a personal stylist, I have spent years analysing the psychology of fashion and helping my clients dress confidently.
Ready? Here are my top 5 signs your wardrobe needs a revamp.
Most of Your Clothes Are Gathering Dust
Do you tend to repeatedly wear the same set of outfits while those impulse purchases you made a year ago still lie untouched?
This is likely because you’re not sure how to coordinate your new pieces with the rest of your clothes, especially if your new wardrobe addition is slightly out of your comfort zone.
The trick is to create a capsule set of outfits that represent the real you. This helps you use 100% of your clothes to their full potential.
You Consider Coordinating Your Pieces a Monumental Chore
Aesthetic principles follow the Goldilocks Rule – getting the ratio of similar and different pieces just right. This is why moderate matching makes for the most fashionable outfit. Finding the ideal balance can be a real conundrum, however.
If coordinating your pieces seems difficult or tedious, a proper wardrobe makeover with expert guidance is your gateway to stress-free mornings. One of my beginner tips is to learn about the power of statement pieces and dressing for your body shape.
The Thought of Dressing for Work Makes You Anxious
The work environment is where you have the chance to shine on a daily basis, so it can be incredibly disheartening when your work outfits don’t match your desired expression style. If you’re feeling anxious and self-conscious every workday, you may benefit from a style revamp.
What to do if you can’t find something to wear? Begin with small steps, such as learning about the importance of the colour wheel, and you’ll feel a wonderful confidence boost as you find clothes that compliment your skin tone.
Shopping Drains All Your Energy
Let me guess. You’ve been at the shopping mall for three hours, found zero clothes that fit you, and feel a headache coming on. One day of shopping is enough to put you off fashion for the next year.
This is a common experience that can be made more effective by learning where to shop, what to look for, why you think your wardrobe needs it, and how it can fit your style. Shopping with intention and with the right styling knowledge to guide you, is the perfect way to fully understand how to find the perfect outfit and how to revamp your style, without breaking the bank.
Nothing You Wear Feels… Right
Finally, listen to your gut.
Does your wardrobe make you feel confident, inspired, and powerful? Or do you sense there could be more to how you dress, something that lights a spark within you? Could this be the perfect time to look at how to update your wardrobe? Yes, probably! There’s nothing wrong in wanting to prioritise a little ‘me time’, and by finally taking the plunge and seeking expert, friendly advice, you could be on the path to feeling ‘right’ again and super confident in your styling choices.
Fashion is all about expression. Don’t be afraid to show the world the best version of yourself!
Fashion and creating your own personal style is an empowering combination of following scientific rules and using your own artistic touch. If the five above-mentioned signs resonate with you, feel free to book a session with me or learn more about dressing confidently on my blog.
Before you know it, your wardrobe will turn from a source of frustration into that of joy.