Three Ways to Have More FUN With Your Outfits

an easy way to update an old piece

Outfit Details:

Denim Dress (runs large, wearing size 2)
M.Gemi Pointed Flats
Pink Bandana Scarf (Back in stock!)
Karen Walker Sunglasses (my favorite!)
Similar Leather Tote Bag

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.

this chambray dress is soft and comfy and so perfect for summer
Add a cute accessory to your outfit to make your personality shine through
chambray dress in the flower fields
this outfit had very little personality, so I tossed my hair up in a topknot with a scarf and BAM!
3 ways to have more FUN with your wardrobe!

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.

 

If you’re struggling with your closet in general, check out my Wearable Wardrobe Guide! It’s a free 5-day email guide that helps you revamp your closet, find your style, and create a better wardrobe. Sign up right HERE!

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11 Comments

  1. Daria EDU says:

    I swear, I could spend hours on your blog!
    It is so entertaining and well written.
    Keep up an amazing work, gorgeous.

    -Daria
    https://dariaed.com/inspiration-project-catarina-almeida/
    https://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/daria-edu-19010657

  2. Genya says:

    GREAT pOST! i feel like changing my whole closet… maybe i should just add some cute accessoires and try new combinations 🙂
    XO
    http://www.lifeofmissg.com

  3. Kate says:

    Loving your easy and chic style! Especially coveting those flats 🙂

    Taffeta & Tulips

  4. Natali says:

    You look super cute and retro in this outfit! I’m loving the way you’ve styled it!

    https://lartoffashion.com

  5. Diana says:

    Adorable styles! Here are some awesome and fresh outfit styles to try. I can’t wait to try these styles. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Laura says:

    what a lovely post and this outfit is so cute! xx

  7. Mish says:

    I agree wth you 100% My work ‘uniform’ is pants and a plain top, usually black or brown pants and my tops are all neutral colours, except for one red one but I only wear that on days when I’m feeling really confident ha! The main way that I add colour or interest is with a scarf, I have amassed quite a collection in the past year and most of them are cotton or viscose [easy care] and long enough that I can drape them around my neck twice, or do the loop tie. They’re also wide enough that they can be a wrap if the office air-con is too cold, plus they add colour to a basic outfit 🙂

  8. cinta says:

    I love this dress, and have bought myself one; but have ended up with two, and am wondering whether to return one or whether ill love and wear the first so much ill wish id kept the second as a backup. What do you think?? Do you still love and wear this dress?Thanks so much!! :)x

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