There’s always so many fun and exciting pieces I want to purchase, even in the midst of a season. There are numerous exciting trends happening at the moment, including off-the-shoulder, mules, colourful pom-fringe accessories, bomber jackets, embroideries and well, the list goes on and on. While I love to indulge in many new trends, I still gravitate towards pieces that I buy purely out of habit. I’m a lover of things that constantly change, but I still have a habit of picking up blazers and lace every time I step into a boutique.
I recently started purging items from my closet to donate what I don’t use anymore. I have a habit of gravitating towards pieces that I love. For as long as I could remember, I have been a honing device for nice lace. While I am obsessed with so many of the different lace and crochet options that are available for purchase, I wanted to add some pieces that felt really refreshing and different to me. I mean, let’s not get crazy and drunk with madness here – I certainly won’t be getting rid of all of my lace pieces, but I really wanted to re-invent myself a little, if you will. Personalized style is valuable and is so much fun when you embrace it and step out of your comfort zone. So, I thought I’d try changing it up a bit myself.
Here are a few tips to avoid getting into a style rut.3 Easy Way to Freshen Up Your Look
1) Beauty Routine Update
If you’re not ready to spend money on all the new colors and trends, the easiest and quickest way to update your look is with a fresh cut or a new lipstick. If you love long hair, you don’t have to cut it short. You can color, perm, or try a few new hairdos. Braids are great for those who don’t want to chop off some of that length. I actually cut off about 10 inches about 6 months ago. While I used to cut my hair into a bob every couple of years, I actually prefer to keep it long because of its thickness and texture. My hair is actually much easier to manage and control when it’s long, so I can’t wait for it to be long enough to braid and walk around with beachy waves again!
It can be so refreshing to change up a beauty routine. I often go for new eye shadows and lipsticks. I really respect and love the beauty bloggers out there who really treat the face like a canvas and show others how to create something new and fresh.
2) Buy Pieces You Don’t Initially Gravitate Towards & Try Some Fun Trends of the Season
Whether you love t-shirts, blazers, jeans, cardigans, you might find yourself gravitating towards the same kind of thing over and over again. When you’re ready to freshen up your look, try reaching for pieces that you don’t initially gravitate to. Sure, it can be nice to own 8 cardigans or 10 coats, but there really isn’t any point in buying more than 1 or 2 unless it’s a completely different cut, pattern or color. There are so many pretty trends to try this season, including off the shoulder, pom pom accessories that you can add to your shoes or bag and embroideries. The great thing about the pom fringe is you don’t have to commit. You can just buy a bag chain and attach it to any of your bags, and some embroideries are done so beautifully, that they really add a special bit of detail to a monochromatic or simple outfit.
3) Add Some Uncommon Colors and Patterns to Your Wardrobe.
Most of us own a ton of neutrals in our closet, so adding some color goes a long way. If you’re not ready to adopt any new trends or cuts, bright colors or bold patterns are great additions to make and can be paired with a neutral that’s already in your closet. A piece can feel really special if it fits well and is a color you rarely wear, but compliments your skin tone.
The last time I wore this much red was at my wedding. I think I might own a total of 2 red pieces, yet I almost never wear them. I have been craving to add a few pieces to my closet, so I was happy to find this red dress. I was a little apprehensive, but the color worked out better than I thought. I like that it’s a couple of inches above the knees, so there’s some feminine appeal. I also wanted to find a flattering length that wasn’t too revealing. It’s the first new red item that will lead to a few others that I’m excited to add to my wardrobe.
What are some of your own ways to freshen up your look? I’d love to hear!
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Outfit: Dress by ZARA. Can’t seem to find it online anymore, but I saw them in a few stores this week. Other red dresses here and here. Shoes by Galliano, available on steep sale now here. Bracelet by Shop for Jayu. Vintage purse by Chloé.
Photo credit to my one and only, Rise Again BJJ