Do you ever find yourself in a wardrobe rut? But of course you do. I sure do! Sometimes I still stand in front of my closet and look at my clothes and think, man, I have nothing to wear.
If you saw my closet, you'd laugh. I guess you essentially do see my closet on a daily basis. I have plenty, right?
I've realized over the last year that it isn't that I have nothing to wear, it's that I have no energy to remix items or take measures to keep things "new".
Wearing new things is always so fun and exciting but when the newness wears off, I start pining for something even newer.
I think especially with wardrobe blogging, there is a pressure to keep things interesting and new every single day, but in reality, none of us live like that.
Sometimes what needs the fresh spark isn't the outside, but what's on the inside.
Be content with what you have, and invest in figuring out ways to keep things new and exciting.
It takes work to look put together, it's not just about spending x amount of money on a certain number (or label) of clothing and wiping your hands of the matter.
That fab feeling starts from within and is exemplified in what you wear and how you present yourself.
I've worn this identical look before so I was expecting I'd feel a little tired in it. But when I look at the photos I realize what a great little piece it is and it makes me happy to wear it, even if it's not anything new.
So dig out those items that have lost their sparkle, and challenge yourself to wear one or two of them this next week in a new way that's "you". I have a few things I've bought before my style evolution, but there are certainly plenty of ways I can make them "me".
I have felt fab and frumpy in the exact same outfit. I really believe that inner confidence has a lot more to do with our outward appearance than we realize.
Jeans: JBrand Love Story (archives), Sweater: Nordstrom, Tank: Target, Bag: Rebecca Minkoff MAB, Shoes: Coach, Watch: MK