Are you stuck in a rut of wearing the same thing over and over again? I’ve got you covered with these simple three tips that will help you see your closet in a new light and put together fresh, fun outfits.
When I was in middle school and high school I drove my mom crazy because she’d buy me new things to wear but I’d still wear the same three or four things constantly.
And even as an adult, I totally fell into that — my favorite things would get put on repeat and more than half my closet would go unworn.
I’m sure many of you can relate and have found yourself in this kind of rut before!
I want to share three easy tips that will help you get out of that rut and get your entire closet back. Trust me, these tips are easy and doable!
These three tips will help you get out of the rut of wearing the same thing over and over.
1. Separate your clothes into seasons and keep only one season in your closet at a time.
This is such a helpful way to organize your closet and avoid having everything you own stuffed in one closet. When you can actually see what you have, it’s so much easier to reach for items you’d forgotten about. If you’re overwhelmed just walking into your closet, of course you’re going to reach for that item hanging at the very front that you’ve already worn twice this week.
If you have an extra closet, you could store your off season shoes, bags, and clothes in there. Or you can pack them up in a storage container and keep them in the garage.
Bonus! When you bring out the new season, it’s like having an entirely new wardrobe!
2. Find inspiration on Instagram or Pinterest.
Instagram and Pinterest are literally a treasure trove of outfit ideas. I love looking through, seeing an outfit on someone, and realizing I have pieces in my closet to re-create that outfit. It helps me re-think my closet a little bit and wear something in a new way, and that always sparks creativity for days for me.
I have an entire Pinterest board dedicated to outfit inspiration, and also Instagram’s “bookmark/save” tool lets you save people’s posts and organize them into folders for easy reference.
Take advantage of these, fill your boards/folders up, and when you’re feeling in a rut pull these up and put together an outfit!
3. Choose your outfits in advance.
If you’re running late or are rushed in the morning, you’re for sure going to reach for something safe. And you’ll stay right in your closet rut.
If you choose your outfits in advance, you can try a few combinations and push yourself out of your rut a little bit.
I promise, the extra few minutes you can spend thinking about your outfit will help you choose something much better than you would choose last minute. Try it!!
I hope those tips help — try it and get out of your closet rut!
photos by Priscilla Frey