Overcoming Wardrobe Fatigue

Dress: Rowie The Label; Jacket: Zara (similar here and here); Shoes: NAKD (similar here and here); Hat: Club Monaco (identical)

It’s safe to say that most of us are all too familiar with the eternal ‘I have nothing to wear’ dilemma. While everyone deals with it now and again, what happens when wardrobe fatigue becomes a little more permanent? Here are my top 3 tips:

Clean It Out
I don’t know why human beings grow so attached to clothes. That green skirt you wore to a Saint Paddy’s frat party in college? We all know you’re never going to wear it again, just get rid of it! I like to clean out my closet every 6 months. Why? Because if I haven’t worn something in 6 months, I probably won’t wear it ever again. For example, by the end of winter, if I notice that I haven’t touched a particular sweater at all, it means it’s time to go. Donate/sell/do what you gotta do to give your wardrobe a refresh. And for the love of god, clothes aren’t people, you don’t need to hold on to a particular item just because of a memory associated with it.

Shop Your Own Closet
Go through Pinterest/Instagram/your desired medium for inspiration. Think of the outfits you like and go through your own closet to see if you can find something similar. More often than not, fashion isn’t about specific pieces as it is about putting a look together. I like to rummage through my closet to see which pieces I can mix and match to create something completely new.

Re-evaluate Your Personal Style
Hey, sometimes we all just hit a dead end. I went through this recently where I felt totally uninspired by everything in my wardrobe. I realized I was bored of focusing strictly on neutrals. So, I decided to branch out by adding simple prints and silhouettes to my closet. If you’ve hit said crossroads, instead of purging your closet and starting from scratch, make small changes. Go to high-street shops and pick up pieces that catch your eye and pair them with what you have.

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45 Comments

  1. July 15, 2017 / 11:09 pm

    Beautiful outfit. Love the perfecto jacket. It gives extra oumph to the look!

  2. July 16, 2017 / 2:14 am

    Love that color on you! Yes I get wardrobe fatigue all the time. These are great ideas to overcome it. Time for a closet purge!

    xx Yasmin
    http://banglesandbungalows.com

  3. July 16, 2017 / 5:52 am

    So many great tips babe!! I totally agree!!! hahaha shop in my own closet!! Love this dress too!!

    xxx

    Ashley

    http://www.missgunner.com

  4. July 16, 2017 / 10:03 am

    Such good tips! I did a big clear out again recently and though there were pieces I still liked, if I hadn’t worn them I let them go. It feels so good to reduce the amount you have that you never wear! Definitely a good idea to use pinterest to get some ideas too. I do that a lot. Particularly when I am styling new looks for an occasion or a new blog story. Suddenly it’ll be so obvious that I need a red suit or a navy dress and that they will go well with a bunch of things I own etc.
    Love this yellow tone on you!
    xx Jenelle
    http://www.inspiringwit.com

  5. July 16, 2017 / 10:32 am

    I love the advice you have provided in this post. Shopping your own wardrobe is a great way to inspire yourself and dream up new combinations. I feel like we live in a world where people are onto the next in a blink of an eye. It’s nice slowing down and rethinking what you have before splashing out on the latest thing. Your outfit is so beautiful.

    Adrianna xx
    http://mimamochi.com/

  6. July 16, 2017 / 11:19 am

    Cleaning it out is literally the best way to make your closet feel new again. Less is more. Once you’ve discarded all the clothes you never wear, it makes your closet seem filled with good choices.

    Kendall
    http://www.weekendall.com

  7. July 16, 2017 / 10:11 pm

    The yellow dress is beautiful with the leather jacket! πŸ™‚

    I’m now on month 7 of what started as 6 months without fashion shopping, so I’ve hit the ‘i have nothing to wear’ problem a few times. It’s been interesting how I’ve come up with ideas and inspiration to get over that block, and I’ve really been enjoying the outfits I’ve created from it!

    Hope you are having a wonderful weekend πŸ™‚

    Away From The Blue Blog

  8. July 17, 2017 / 2:00 am

    Im loving this outfit! Those shoes are so cute πŸ™‚
    xoxo

    Ileana

    Novelstyle Blog

  9. July 17, 2017 / 3:30 am

    That dress is just gorgeous. I really love how the leather jacket adds to the look!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

  10. July 17, 2017 / 6:03 am

    These are definitely great tips! I always need to asses my clothes and clear out some pieces that I haven’t worn in ages. And as our individual style keeps changing we also like you said reevaluate our style.

    Nathalie
    http://www.nathalie-alexandra.blogspot.com

  11. July 17, 2017 / 10:06 am

    love this post…definitely need to clean out my closet! that dress looks so good on you too xx

    http://angelebaby.com

  12. July 17, 2017 / 10:34 am

    These are all great tips Siffat! I get really attached to clothes sometimes and it makes no sense haha. Need to start shopping my own closet more as well. Loving the outfit, the yellow looks great on you. xx

    Coco Bella Blog

  13. July 17, 2017 / 12:42 pm

    I do agree with you that most clothing is discardable but I spent so much time trying to collect interesting designer pieces. I always find it hard to purge my wardrobe ha.

    -Didier
    http://www.didieryhc.com

  14. July 17, 2017 / 5:06 pm

    so needed this post right now! having one of those moments when your closet is overflowing and you literally hate it all *sigh*
    love the look babe
    xx
    http://thedemeler.com

  15. July 17, 2017 / 5:28 pm

    Omg i just relate so much to your words. I always try to give or sell the clothes i don’t wear anymore, but now and then it’s just too hard mainly because i associate them to memories. And yes i know i won’t wear them anymore but still it’s hard to detach.
    Anyway, i love your outfit. Yellow really looks amazing on you.
    lefashionaire.com

  16. July 17, 2017 / 7:43 pm

    I think I need to re-evaluate my style right now. I’m getting kind of bored with summer looks at the moment, lol. Also, I think I need to donate some pieces as well. But about your look — loving the hat and the color of this dress on you.

  17. July 17, 2017 / 8:31 pm

    You look great in this outfit! πŸ™‚ xx

  18. July 18, 2017 / 1:32 am

    Love the shop your own closet tip! Sometimes going through your own wardrobe/ clearing stuff out makes you find something you forgot you had. Love this outfit too – the yellow slip is gorgeous.

    Catherine X
    http://www.thestylesynapse.com

  19. July 18, 2017 / 3:40 pm

    This is so cute! I love how flowy it is and that color is awesome!

    Thanks for the amazing tips! I think it’s important to clean out ones closet after every season to see what still fits their style. People grow everyday and what doesn’t fit.

    http://modemelanin.com/

  20. July 18, 2017 / 3:45 pm

    Probably one of my all time favorite outfits on you <333 The yellow dress is so chic loved how you layered it to make it more edgy and suitable for fall!

    http://aikocunanan.com/summer-blues/

  21. July 19, 2017 / 5:42 am

    Totally agree with the first two points! I loveee cleaning my wardrobe , particularly when summer or winter ends! It also makes me feel so ‘clean’ haha. And I love browsing through fashion shows/pinterest/instagram. Whenever I come across an outfit I like, instantly think of reusing my old stuff!

    On another note, yellow is totally your colour!

    http://www.talesoftwoblog.blogspot.com

  22. July 19, 2017 / 8:28 am

    Such great advice! <3 I have the same problem when it comes to being attached to clothes and you look like an edgy Queen Bee. I hope to see more!

    with love, Bash   |   HEY BASH

  23. July 19, 2017 / 12:06 pm

    Whenever I look at my closet I feel like I keep on repeating on wearing the same clothes. Thanks for these tips! You look gorgeous btw πŸ™‚

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA
    http://www.missdream-girl.blogspot.com

  24. July 19, 2017 / 3:00 pm

    Love these photos of you Siffat! And yes I totally agree- I clean mine out every three months which may be a bit excessive but I love it! It feels so good to refresh and get rid of that clutter!

  25. July 20, 2017 / 4:07 am

    Firstly, you are a dream. This colour on you is absolutely heavenly and I love how you’ve matched it back with the leather and hat! Secondly, these tips are so fab. Every morning I’m opening my wardrobe feeling so uninspired but also being confused because I have SO many things! Time for a clean out!

    Ashleigh x
    http://www.ashleighdmello.com