Style

getting out of a style rut

July 31, 2017 • By

Cotton Candy LA Shirt | One Teaspoon Bandit Shorts | Brixton Hat | Cape Robbin Mules | Vintage Bag

Getting out of a style rut can be daunting. Styling a look that is both effortless and indicative of your personal style takes creativity, and sometimes it is just too tempting to resort to black on black or a basic jeans and tee ensemble. For those times when I’m staring down a closet full of clothes, wondering what went wrong, I use these three tips to pull inspiration.

Revisit Old Favorites

I wore this hat for maybe 50% of 2013. For the past couple years, it has been hanging on my hat rack untouched. However, a few days ago I was compelled to pick it back up. I had forgotten how much I love this look! I ended up buying the one pictured here from the Nordstroms Sale. Sometimes just revisiting an old favorite can spark up some outfit inspiration.

Dive Deeper into a Style

Take note of what styles have been catching your eye. These are usually styles or trends that you have interests in trying yourself, so try to recreate them. In my last post, I talked about how I have been loving the oversized blazer look, so I thrifted a few to try myself. Just these few pieces helped me get out of my style rut and breathe some life into old outfits.

Refresh your Basics

You may be unaware of a gap in your closet that is making it harder for you to put a look together. 9 times out of 10, that gap is in the basics department. It is SO much easier to style when you have the appropriate basics. Take a quick inventory of your basics and see what you’re missing. A few weeks ago, I realized I didn’t own a classic white button down shirt. I bought the one pictured here, which admittedly isn’t really classic, but already I’ve been able to create a ton of different looks with the addition of this piece into my wardrobe.

-Madison