Clothing and how you decide to represent yourself to the outside world forms an important aspect of your identity. While many parts of your look are determined from birth onwards, your clothing offers an opportunity to reflect parts of how you see yourself. Changing your wardrobe can consequently be a very liberating feeling and allows you to implement personal changes in the way you dress. If you are unsure how to turn it all around and are looking for just a bit more guidance, then this article will provide you with the right foundation to switch your style around.
What kind of style are you looking for?
If you are unsure about what type of clothing suits you, reflecting upon what you notice about other people’s clothing can indicate what items are important to you. You might notice styles you particularly like or some which you are less fond of. Both are important points to know in order to understand what specific items you want to integrate into your wardrobe. Sometimes this integration can be a gradual process, and you might take it one step at a time. However, if you are feeling a bit impatient, you might want to think about certain brands that you are fond of and outline your search for new wardrobe items accordingly. This is also a great approach to keep your wardrobe consistent. Knowing what you are looking for, either by style or brand, will help you narrow down your search significantly. If you are feeling a bit lost and just need some outside inspiration, a Buzzfeed quiz might just be the thing to get your creativity flowing.
What do you expect from a new clothing item?
Another important point to think about is regarding what you expect from a new item. Is it longevity, sustainability, ethical production, or simply to stay on trend? Depending on your priority, you will have to choose accordingly. To enhance your style’s quality and make the latter affordable (if you do have financial constraints), focusing on a few key, quality, and recognizable items can help establish your style.
Moreover, your clothing style also sets an example to many others. While your look can represent parts of your identity, your values can also be reflected in how you buy your items and what type of brands you are wearing. Choosing ethical womens tees rather than a regular t-shirt can be a testament to your principles.
Do you need a new wardrobe for a specific occasion?
If you have been working for the past year and are slowly returning to the office, you might also need new office attire. If you are unsure about what the dress codes mean, do double-check this. The requirements can assist you further in your search for new wardrobe items. While the required professional business look might undermine your individual style, there is always potential to individualize your look with small accessorizes.
However, if you are looking for something more casual, you can truly put your creativity and inner self into your wardrobe and think about the overall picture you wish to present to others.
Whatever way you will approach the situation, it is important that you stay true to yourself. Wear what makes you comfortable and feel good. The beauty of having myriad styles available is that you do not have to restrict yourself to fit into a box. Embrace the vision you have for yourself and stay bold when transforming your wardrobe.