Having a lot of clothes doesn't necessarily mean you have a lot of options. Dressing up can be overwhelming, and we sometimes believe that our closet isn't ~giving~. There's just nothing there that would make you ~slay~. And then you say the words, "I HAVE NOTHING TO WEAR!'
But of course, you are aware that this is not entirely the truth. The other day, you just created the most powerful OOTD that it *had* to be posted on Instagram along with a cool caption. There is something in your closet; you just need to properly tap its potential. Here are some things to check out:
Why You Always Think You Have Nothing To Wear
You have yet to unlock your personal style.
When you have a clear idea of your personal style, you can more easily identify which clothing items to pick. You won't just blindly shop for something just because you saw the item looked good on someone from the internet. When you know what you want and what works for your body and lifestyle, you save time and money.
For example, these fashionistas had different takes on a denim jeans outfit that showed their style personality:
Classic - Hannah Desai of Cocobeautea
Cool and Casual - Alexa Ilacad
Preppy and polished - Lim Ji Yeon
Sexy - Anne Curtis
Your closet is not organized.
Sometimes, when our closets are disorganized, it can be hard to find what we're looking for. When your clothes are all crammed together or hidden in the back of your closet, it can make it feel like you have nothing to wear.
Take some time to organize your closet, and consider grouping your clothes by type, color, occasion, or season. This can make it easier to see what you have and find outfits quickly. I store my bulky knits and cold-weather clothes in a sturdy storage box so they won't occupy unnecessary space during the summer season.
Your classic items need to be shown off more.
Basic fashion items can help you build your outfit. These classics can be styled together or with trendy pieces. Some examples of style essentials are a white button-down shirt, a flattering pair of jeans, neutral-colored trousers, an LBD, and white sneakers. If you're serious about creating a ~*strong*~ wardrobe foundation, check out this ultimate list.
You haven't experimented enough.
Try branching out and experimenting with different styles, colors, and patterns. You may discover some new favorites that you never would have tried otherwise. Get inspo from celebs or Pinterest to jumpstart your style transformation.
Your clothes aren't for your current self anymore.
Are some of the clothes in your closet don't fit you well or you aren't comfortable wearing them anymore? Our body changes, so it's okay if some of your most-loved items look different on your curves. That's okay. Let these go, and replace them with items that make you feel confident and comfortable. (An excuse to go shopping, if you ask me!)
You haven't considered planning your day first.
Sometimes, we struggle to find something to wear because we're not sure how our day would go by, or what the dress code or occasion calls for. Take a few moments to consider what you'll be doing, where you'll be going, and who you'll be with. This can help you narrow down your options and choose an outfit that's appropriate and stylish.
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