New year, new you? Hmm. If that’s too much pressure, take an easier route by deciding to update your wardrobe essentials for the new year. It’s the perfect time to make your style more personal to you or just up your style game overall!
5 WAYS TO UPDATE YOUR WARDROBE ESSENTIALS
Take a trip:
Well, at least figuratively 🙂 I get some of the best style inspiration when I travel and always find new ways to elevate my wardrobe essentials and closet. But traveling isn’t always the easiest or most affordable! SO…Start gathering outfit inspo from bloggers or accounts that make an update to your style seem effortless and easy. I’m constantly saving pics on Instagram into an ‘Outfits’ folder for future reference and I have an entire board on Pinterest! Gathering inspiration is one of the easiest (& cheapest) ways to update your style for the new year. Search London or Paris street style to get that international inspo.
Lock down your wardrobe essentials’ ideal color palette:
Or at least your color palette for 2018! I’m a lover of neutrals because they’re easy to style and always classic. Sticking to a color palette of 5-7 colors will make your wardrobe essentials more distinct in 2018. This’ll also help you narrow things down while you’re shopping. My “colors” are white, black, cream, tan, blush pink, and blue (denim), and the occasional pop of red!
Add a feminine detail to your wardrobe essentials:
I’ve always centered my style around tailored accents more so than feminine details. But feminine touches like bows and ruffles are going to be making a big statement this season. All of a sudden I’m loving a bow here and a scallop hem there! Feminine tailoring or accents are very classic at their core, so that makes them easy to add to outfits to update your style. I always love to soften an edgier outfit with a pastel hue or ruffled sweater!
Add a new accessory to your wardrobe essentials:
A new accessory can be a low-risk investment in order to update your wardrobe essentials in 2018. I’m so glad I went for this beret for a little style refresh. It’s chic and now it’s actually cold enough outside to wear it! That’ll make it easier to incorporate it into more outfits. Consider a trending statement piece of jewelry (hoop earrings, anyone?) or a belt to add a new dimension to your wardrobe essentials. I always head to Pinterest for outfit inspo when I up level my accessory game.
Go to the tailor:
Yep, that’s right. I recently took all of my jeans (+ a pair of leggings) to the tailor to get hemmed to ankle length. I kept getting frustrated that the hems of my jeans were covering my boots or half-in, half-out of my shoes. Do you know what I mean?! The worst. There will never be a time that the right tailoring won’t be the best thing to do for your wardrobe essentials. If you have pieces that you love but something about the fit just prevents you from wearing it – go to the tailor! That way you can count on the fit of your staple pieces to be the best foundation for tons of outfits.