Whether we like it or not, even the most stylish people can end up feeling uninspired by their clothing selection. With a busy lifestyle comes a uniform of the same old items, and less time to think about putting together an eye-catching look. Luckily, sprucing up your clothing selection can be much easier than you’d think, and doesn’t always require a complete wardrobe makeover. Take a look at these easy tips on how to add some fun to your wardrobe.
Introduce some print
Print is one of the easiest ways to spruce up even the most bland ensemble. Either introduce an element of print to your ensemble with a detailed collar of hemline, or go bold and mix up a variety of clashing patterns. Polka dots, stripes and gingham are all great patterns to go for, being a big trend at the moment and versatile enough to be dressed up or down.
Clash your colours
Brightly coloured clothing is the epitome of ‘fun’, so make sure you bring a few colourful pieces into your wardrobe! This could be as simple as pairing a bright blue hooded rain mac with a pink dress, or clashing a yellow shirt with some red jeans for an eye catching look. Experiment with colours to see which ones you feel suit you most, and look out for any new items in this shade.
Add bold accessories
If you can’t help but feel most comfortable in toned down shades and styles, try adding some instant fun to your look with quirky accessories. Look out for big bold earrings, statement necklaces, patterned handbags and bright scarves to pair with your ensemble for a super easy way to take your outfit to the next level.
Leave your comfort zone
While you might not be the most daring when it comes to fashion choices, it’s important to leave your comfort zone every now and then in order to make an impact. This could mean switching your usual white t-shirt for a bold slogan tee, going for jeans with embroidered detail or wearing a top with a quirky off the shoulder style.
Don’t forget footwear
If you’re prone to throwing on the same old black flats or worn out trainers, think about sprucing up your look with a statement pair of shoes. You’d be surprised how much impact the right pair of shoes can have on an outfit, and there are lots of great styles out there that are perfect for adding a fun element. Think about pairing some bright coloured pumps with a pair of jeans for a bold twist on an everyday look.
How are you adding some fun to your wardrobe this season?
For the past two years I have brightened my wardrobe a bit because I am more attracted to dark colors than bright. Some dark colors though make my face look like I’m always tired or drained so I try to lighten up the darks with at least one bright color:)
Oh good. I wore dark colours a lot in my teenage years.
So did I. I always have and now that I’m 40 I’m thinking it’s time for a change lol
Yea it is time. I am sure you would enjoy the new look.
I really need to add more fun to my wardrobe, I live in black and navy and feel so frumpy. Great tips x
I always have and always intend too
I often get stuck in a ‘uniform’ phase. I rotate the same items, even though my wardrobe is bulging. To get out of my slump I always do a wardrobe clear out to remind myself what I have, and use it as an opportunity to pair different peices I haven’t before x
Great you do that. That is how I remember what I have to.
I am a black and white girl. I just began ‘sprucing’ my closet with colors. All thanks to Style Pantry who inspired me but I’m still working on my black and white addiction.
I will introduce some prints like you suggested. I tend do gravitate more towards solid colors. BCBG Faux Wrap Dress and Yumi Kim Silk Shirt Dress are on my mind right now. Maybe I should go brighter. Lol!
By the way, adding embroidered shoes to a wardrobe is also a great idea. I just got Aldo’s Laumea shoes for $32. They are super cute.
Yes that is a great idea Sade. Need to check out the brands you mentioned here.