Does your wardrobe stress you out? You are probably not alone. A study by Darby Saxbe, Ph.D. found out that cluttered surroundings affect women significantly, with the increased of depressed mood (because of the increase in cortisol level) as the time goes by when exposed to a messy surroundings.
If you are finding yourself surrounded by outfits that you suspect have long gone out of trend, or are too busy trying to look out for that pair of pants amidst the heaps of clothes in the wardrobe, you may well be under unnecessary stress.
Here are some tips to alleviate that.
Keep only silhouettes that works for your body shape
Pick out only the most flattering items you own and shop only for pieces with similar silhouettes which flatter your body.
Remember to have fun experimenting with different fabrics, colours, and embellishments while maintaining the confidence of knowing that you are going to look fantastic!
It’s ok to experiment with prints and patterns
Patterns are an excellent way to add some life and fun to your current wardrobe, and mixing patterns like Dries Van Noten – if you’ve been sticking to basic block colours for the past ten years, get bold and embrace checks, stripes, florals, gingham, and many more. It’s the best way to add colour to that video call👩🏻💻
Curate your colour palette
Ever wondered why some colours look great while others don’t? It’s because of your skin tone. To ensure every outfit you wear looks amazing, try filling your wardrobe with the colours that flatter you the most.
Pro tips: If you have a cool complexion, go for colours like white, black, grey, silver, and blue. If your undertones are warmer, stock up on garments in shades of brown, yellow, gold, olive, and red.
Adding accessories to your outfit is definitely the final step to complete your look. Whether it’s something simple say, a belt or jewellery, accessories have the power to transform your look from good to great. Therefore, it’s important to invest in a few good pieces. Just remember to wear them 😉
If heading out, remember to add stylish shoes, bags, hats, and sunglasses. These are essential items to own and wear for a stylish and chic finishing touch to your overall look.
It’s all about balance
While those catwalk models you see on Vogue runway might make pulling off an off-duty outfit or body contour outfit appear as simple as it can be, we all know it’s not.
For most of us, a flattering outlook comes from striking the right balance. As a stylist, the importance is in planning an outfit where the top and bottom complements each other.
For instance, if you’re wearing a loose shirt, try pairing it with skinny jeans, and if you’re wearing wide-leg pants or a full midi skirt, consider pairing with a fitted or cropped top and you’re ready to go.
Finally, curate your capsule
Dressing up is part of the important routine that affects how you feel throughout the day. Take some time to reset your wardrobe with the help of our stylists or get the Girlsourced community to vote for what to keep or what to let go of.
Declutter your wardrobe today with Girlsourced, don’t let the mess stress you out ✨
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