It’s a new year and that makes it the perfect time to reassess your wardrobe and overall look. Of course, we all have our everyday uniforms we fall back on. But is your “uniform” made up of boring basics or do you feel like you’re stuck in a style rut? Here’s how to change things up and get out of your fashion comfort zone in 2019 and beyond.
Get Out Of Your Fashion Comfort Zone
Put Away The Leggings
No really, just do it. We all love how comfortable leggings are and how easy they are to wear, but wearing actual pants can make you feel way more put together. Need a bridge between the two? Uniqlo’s legging pants feel like leggings but have actual belt loops and pockets, and come in tons of colors and textures, including “denim” ones that are basically more comfy skinny jeans.
Organize Your Accessories
Make the decision to change up your earrings, your scarf or another piece every single day. Organizing your jewelry, scarves and other accessories will help you re-discover what you already have and love, and remind you to wear your favorite pieces more! A new jewelry box or other organization system might be your best friend here, and this jewelry cabinet available on Amazon also includes a full length mirror.
Upgrade Your “Crutch”
We all have one – that jacket that pulls everything together, the pair of jeans that seem to work with everything, or the shoes that somehow make sense with your entire wardrobe. And that’s a good thing. Once you’ve established what your crutch or your key basic piece is, you now know where to splurge.
Make this year the year you find the best possible version of your own ideal basic item(s). For instance, if you wear a leather jacket every day, something like this amazing Rick Owens jacket would be an excellent upgrade (think cost per wear). If you’re obsessed with finding the perfect white tee, why not pick up one from Rag & Bone?
Get A New Purse
Or get a laptop bag, backpack, or whatever type of bag you use every day. You carry one most days so you might as well love it. Need some inspiration? The Cass tote from Shinola is super streamlined, ultra practical and luxurious enough to make your everyday look feel more special.
Change Up Your Makeup And Perfume
A new lipstick or eyeshadow palette can do wonders for your look, and your psyche. Go to Sephora or your favorite department store and play around. Not a makeup person? A new fragrance might be just what you need. With fun samplers like the Maison Margiela Replica set or the Juliette Has A Gun discovery kit (both available at Sephora, along with many other sampler options), you can take your time deciding what you like best.
New Socks And Underwear
This might just change your life! Toss out anything that’s threadbare or that you’d be embarrassed if anyone saw, and invest in some new comfortable everyday undergarments, tights, and socks. Hue’s Heat Temp tights are perfect for winter and we’re fans of the espresso or graphite heather shades if you want to switch things up from basic black.
How are you going to change up your look in 2019 and get out of your fashion comfort zone?
– Jacqueline Zenn
You may also like more of Jacqueline’s style tips like How To Adjust Your Wardrobe When You Change Your Hair Color and 7 Things You Need To Do Before Making A Big Purchase.
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