With spring in full swing and the promise of summer nipping at our heels, many of our minds have turned to decluttering our homes and lives with a little something we like to call “spring cleaning!” As we get busy sorting through the clutter, this is a great time to take a closer look at our wardrobes and do a little updating of our own personal style! Here are a few simple tips for ways you can easily update your look!
1. Clean out your closet! This should be the number one task on your list. If it doesn’t fit or is out of style, there is no reason to keep it around!
2. Imitation is the highest form of flattery. Find someone whose style you admire and try adapting his or her look to your own. It’s also a good idea to find a friend whose opinion you trust and ask for their help. We are not always the best judge of how we appear to other people, so having a trusted friend to go to can be a wonderful asset!
3. Quality vs. Quantity. If your wardrobe is lacking and so is your budget, it can be tempting to buy trendy pieces at bargain prices to get you through the season; but you will find yourself back at square one when the next season rolls round! Instead, invest in the basics. Your foundation pieces should be made of quality fabric, offer great fit, and be in a neutral color such as black, navy, dark grey, or chocolate brown. Great foundation pieces become wardrobe staples that can go from day to night and definitely save you money in the long run.
4. Update your Accessories. Accessories are one way to easily update your wardrobe without having to empty your piggy bank. A carefully-selected scarf, the perfect belt or dramatic gold bangles can add new life to any outfit and give it a whole different twist! And, of course, I think picking up a fresh new Shell or two for your Miche Bag is a great way to update your look.
5. Plan. If there is one thing we can all use more of, it’s time. There are few things more stressful than trying to figure out what to wear for the day after we have hit the snooze button one too many times, right? One trick that will eliminate stress and save time is to plan your outfits for the week in advance—or at the very least have a backup plan! Try coming up with five complete looks you like and take a photo of each. Start collecting a photo album of these outfits and when the alarm clock rings, you’ll be ready!