A couple of weeks ago I got an email from a reader who said she always plays it safe with her closet, and she just wants to have more FUN with her closet.
I love this so much. I think we all struggle with this from time to time — things can get boring!
But I think for many of us, we associate a “fun” closet with a “bold” closet. And that seems scary and outlandish and uncomfortable, so we just stay in our safe corner and never make a change.
I have good news for you!
There are so many ways to have more fun with your closet WITHOUT getting crazy and buying everything rainbow and tassel and sequin. Let’s talk about it today, and I’ll show you with this cute denim dress outfit that I put together.
1. Get out of your outfit rut.
I think we’re all guilty of finding our “uniform” and struggling to deviate from it. If you’re wearing jeans and a tee every single day, or leggings and a sweatshirt, or sweatpants and a pajama shirt every.single.day, it’s time to mix it up. Put on some WEDGES with your jeans. Wear a special DATE NIGHT TOP on a regular day. Put on a STATEMENT NECKLACE with your tee. Do something out of the ordinary on an ordinary day.
2. Add accessories!
You know I’m all about simple outfits, but I add fun with a BANDANA SCARF in my hair, a pair of STATEMENT EARRINGS, or a pair of cool SNEAKERS. A basic white tee and jeans is suddenly purposeful and cute with a great accessory or two!
3. Push yourself outside your comfort zone a little bit.
It’s so easy to get stuck in a rut and feel like you “can’t pull it off” when it comes to this or that style. But the thing is, you CAN pull anything off if you want to. It’s all about your mindset. The only thing holding you back is your brain! So push yourself outside your comfort zone and bit and wear a JUMPSUIT, or a pair of OVERALLS, or a RUFFLE SLEEVE TOP, or a CHOKER, or anything that makes you feel a little nervous. Just do it.
And here’s a tip: for these bold pieces, choose them in colors that feel “safe” for you. If you want to try a jumpsuit, choose a BLACK JUMPSUIT. It’s so much easier to wear than one with polka dots or that’s bold red. If you want to try a ruffle sleeve top, pick a WHITE RUFFLE TOP. It’s hardly different than your white t-shirt! This will help you ease into the change without feeling uncomfortable or overly bold.
This denim dress I’m wearing is super simple and easy to toss on for spring and summer, and without any accessories it’s just kind of basic. But I tossed my hair into a quick top knot, added a bandana scarf, and suddenly the outfit has personality and is so much more fun!
You can see the “before” above!
One little accessory can make a big difference.
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