When getting ready takes you almost two hours and a majority of that time is spent on choosing your #OOTD (outfit of the day), you know something has to change – and that something is probably your wardrobe. You may think changing up your wardrobe requires a huge amount of money invested, but unless you need to get a new wardrobe, you could not be more wrong. If anything, it only requires some time off your weekend and you will instantly see significant improvement!
1) Get different colours
Monotonous wardrobes are repetitive and can look boring, which may be the factors of you not feeling delighted upon browsing through your wardrobe. To get over this, you can add some more clothes in different colours to suit your moods and different occasions. Does this mean you have to splurge on new clothes? Not really! Just dig through your old clothes. The thing about fashion is that the trends will always come back. Try to find clothes that used to not be ‘in’, that now are or have the potential to be in the future. Since colourful garments are also making a comeback, you may want to focus on those pieces with bright colours as well. Keep these things in mind and you will be surprised by how big your ‘catch’ of the day is! Restock your wardrobe with those clothes again and it will be like it is gaining a new collection of items.
2) Expand your selection
Some days you feel classy, some days you feel cosy. Just like your roller-coaster moods, there are different types of clothes to fit them too. If you notice, outfits of actors play an important role in portraying certain scenes in movies in order to reflect both the weather or season and the moods. A combination of darker colours is normally worn in sombre situations and brighter colour reflects happier moods. Remember, variety is not only meant to spice foods up but also life and of course — your wardrobe!
3) Customise your shirts
Perhaps what your wardrobe lacks is something that feels personal to you. Everyone needs at least one piece of clothing that speaks to them on a more in-depth level. If you cannot really find anything like that out there, create your own. Have a shirt printed according to your sketch or any conception that is individual and unique. To reduce the cost, have a group of people plan and create the t-shirts with you. For example, your whole family can have the same casual t-shirts that you can wear to outings or picnics. A bigger order quantity will normally result in lower cost per piece. The most important thing is that it is a t-shirt that is unique to you! You can design it to be whatever and however you want it to look. Look up Singapore t shirt printing online services to find one that can meet your expectations. For a start, find one that offers either free printing consultation or free design review, or both!
4) Sort by colour
For people living in regions with a temperate climate, this normally means the clothing items will be arranged according to the seasons – summer (beachwear, thin shirt), autumn (t-shirts, jeans), winter (coats, jacket), and spring (light jacket, sundress). Since there are no such seasons yet in tropical Singapore, does this mean you cannot arrange your clothes according to their types? Not necessarily, but you may create an imbalance if you try. For example, you may have a lot of t-shirts and very few sweater-weather clothes like hoodies, pullover, and sweaters. Hence, what you can do instead is to sort them by colours, and voila! Your wardrobe is not only aesthetically pleasing but also made extremely convenient for you to browse through. This way, the only thing you will need to decide for the day is which colour you want to go for and the next step becomes considerably easier.
5) Discover new brands
One reason why your clothes seem boring or look the same is that they do, in fact, look the same. They may mostly come from a single or very few similar brands with the same creations. Different brands present different looks even if they are targetting people of similar age groups. Try browsing brands out of your comfort zone. Not used to wearing colourful clothes? Walk into a clothing outlet that seems like a little kid’s birthday party is being held inside. You do not even have to buy anything, just try to get a feel of it. Who knows, this small step might change your taste in clothes! In the future, when you need to get a certain new garment, you have more variety and places to shop at or at least do window shopping.
The takeaway is, spicing up your wardrobe does not necessarily require you to go on a shopping spree or throw out a bunch of items. Sometimes all it takes is just around half an hour of rearranging! If the ‘Marie Kondo’ method is not practical for you, re-organising things in your wardrobe can be a great alternative step to change up the way you look at your wardrobe.