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Rebooting Your Wardrobe: How to Refresh Your Look


It's that time of the year again when you're feeling like your wardrobe could use a little refresh. With spring just around the corner, it's the perfect opportunity to update your look. Whether you're looking to make a big change or simply add a few new pieces to your wardrobe, the key to a successful wardrobe reboot is to start with a plan.



If the idea of updating your wardrobe feels daunting, or if you're uncertain where to begin, I'm here to help. With my expert wardrobe edit and personal shopping experience, you'll have the support you need to navigate this transformation with ease. Together, we'll curate a wardrobe that not only refreshes your look but also elevates your confidence, ensuring you step into the new season with a style that's uniquely yours. Let's embark on this journey together, crafting a wardrobe that excites and inspires you every day.



STEP 1: CLEANSE AND ORGANISE


The first step in rebooting your wardrobe is to take everything out and give it a thorough clear-out. This means getting rid of anything that no longer fits, is worn out, or hasn't been worn in the last year. Be honest with yourself and donate or sell items that no longer serve you.


If you are very attached to a garment but do not wear it for long or you know it is time to let it go but you can't, keep it in a 6-month pile that you can later on put away from your wardrobe and, if in that time you didn't miss it, will be time to let it go.


Once you've decluttered your wardrobe, organise what's left into categories such as tops, bottoms, dresses, and shoes. Make sure you hang your clothes in the right hangers to don't damage the item or fold them properly to save space.



STEP 2: IDENTIFY YOUR STYLE


Take a look at what you have left and start to identify your personal style. Do you tend to gravitate towards casual, comfy clothing, or do you prefer a more polished look? Do you love bright colours, or do you prefer a more neutral palette?


Understanding your personal style will help guide your choices as you build your wardrobe back up, as well as help you determine what you are comfortable with wearing in different situations, such as going to work or having some fun on the weekend.



Depending on your lifestyle and if you need different clothes for work or your free time, you might also want to have a look at your closet from those two different viewpoints. So ask yourself what image you would like to project at work and think if it is the same one you need in your free time. Sometimes even if it is not exactly the same, you may be able to use part of your work wardrobe for your free time, giving it a casual touch.


STEP 3: INVEST IN KEY PIECES


A key component of a successful wardrobe reboot is investing in a few key pieces that will elevate your style. Make sure you have all the basics you need in your wardrobe first, and then think about these pieces that could elevate your look.


They could be anything from a tailored blazer to a classic trench coat or a versatile dress that can be dressed up or down. I recommend you invest in pieces that are versatile, well-made and timeless.


These are the pieces that give you confidence when you're going to be out and about, for example, in an important meeting at work or an interview. But also, in your free time, are garments that make you feel great, for example, on a nice Sunday brunch with friends.


STEP 4: ACCESSORIZE


Accessories can instantly refresh your look and make a huge impact on your wardrobe. Changing up your accessories is an easy way to give any outfit an upgrade without needing to buy something new.



I think the best tip for accessorising is to experiment with your favourite pieces. Push yourself a bit out of your comfort zone and find accessories that work incredibly with your looks. The great news is that you have many choices, from bags to scarves, belts or jewellery.


Try adding a statement necklace or a scarf to a basic outfit to elevate your look instantly. You can experiment with different styles, textures or colours until you find the perfect accessories that complement your personal style and make you shine.


STEP 5: EXPERIMENT WITH TRENDS


While investing in timeless pieces is essential, it's also fun to incorporate a few on-trend items into your wardrobe. Look for pieces that will work with what you already have, and that can be easily integrated into your current style. I always suggest when you incorporate a garment into your wardrobe, it must combine with at least three to five pieces that you already have; if not, it will be an item that you will love but never wear.


This could be as simple as adding a trendy handbag or a pair of statement earrings to your look, or you could even go as far as getting an entire outfit made with bold colours or fun prints that you can combine later on with the basic clothing you own or some lovely shoes.

 

In conclusion, rebooting your wardrobe is a great way to refresh your look and update your style. By starting with a plan, identifying your personal style, investing in key pieces, accessorising, and experimenting with trends, you'll be able to create a wardrobe that you love and that works for you.


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