We all feel sometimes like we’re in a fashion rut. Usually mid season, just about this time usually, I get the feeling of being stuck when it comes to my style. I start lacking inspiration and losing interest in what’s out. Almost all stores have started launching their pre-fall/fall collections which seem a little confusing and too soon for me. It’s still boiling hot outside and those over the knee suede boots are not inspiring at all. The summer collections are all a deja vu by now, so what to do?
To help refresh my style and remotivate myself I shop my closet. Yes, it sounds kind of silly, but shopping my own closet helps me to truly feel challenged and re-energized when it comes to styling. First of all, I know that I like pretty much everything in there… which makes things easy.
The challenging part is not to re-wear the same outfits again, but to use what I already own and style them in a totally different way. Thus creating new outfits that I have never worn before.
I wore this crop top only once, on a beachy vacation. Because it’s extremely cropped I haven’t worn it since. As for the skirt, I always considered it a “winter” although the material isn’t that thick. I decided to pair the two together, for a whole new look… and I really loved it! The high waisted skirt is a perfect pairing for this crop top. Although it’s still showing a little skin, it’s hiding my belly and only showing an acceptable amount of skin.
As for these sandals, I’ve had these for a couple of years now and I’m still loving them. They’re a timeless style that’s always gonna be on trend and the black matches perfectly with the look. To make things a little less black & white, I picked this straw tassel bag that I got from Japan, infusing some color to this outfit. To finish everything off, I opted for gold jewelry and a bold red lipstick. None of the items I wore were new and yet it felt like I’m rocking a whole new outfit.
It’s easy nowadays to get sucked in with mindless consumption especially when it comes to fashion. Fast fashion has not only become a problem for our bank accounts but also the environment. So next time you feel like you in a fashion rut or have nothing to wear, take a moment to look into your wardrobe and make it a goal to create a whole new look by styling items you already own!