In A Rut
Have you noticed that I have barely been sharing any winter outfits, especially on Instagram? Well, it is because I am in a winter style rut. Nothing seems to spark my interest and generally I’m just over the winter outfits. Hence, why I can’t stop sharing my travel outfits on social media. They inspire me! I find myself wanting to put together outfits that may be (weather) inappropriate to wear.
At first, I thought maybe I just need to purchase new sweaters to get out of this winter style rut. But that’s not feasible. Not only will I be spending money I should not be spending, but that is only a temporary solution. What will happen after I purchase them and create an outfit with them? Will I just be over them? I will be back into another winter style rut.
If you know me, I’m a competitive person and sometimes that’s what motivates me. So I decided to challenge myself. I mean I’ve gone through much harder things in life and being bored about winter outfits is a joke. Therefore, I walked into my closet and did the following.
3 Tips To Break Out Of A Winter Style Rut
Cleaned Out My Closet
I actually do this about every 2-3 months. But you know what, when I get overwhelmed, sometimes this means I just have too much going on. In this case, there might be too much clothes. I cleaned it out and donated about 2 bags of clothes, shoes, and accessories.
Pick Out One Favorite Piece
Once I had condensed my closet, I picked out a piece that I am loving right now. It doesn’t matter what season it is “appropriate” to wear. I just picked it out. I personally think almost any outfit can be winterized. In this case, I picked out my leopard print skirt. I’ve actually only wore it a couple times and I’ve been wanting an excuse to wear it again.
If the piece you picked out is not a good piece to wear in the Winter, let’s winterize it. I looked at my leopard print skirt and I tried to think why I would be cold in this outfit. The first thing that popped in my head was my legs. My legs would most definitely be cold.
- So I grabbed my over the knee boots. Legs are now covered. Since I get cold easily, I also decided to wear black tights too.
- Then I picked out the most basic piece in my closet and that is a black turtleneck. Can’t go wrong with basics!
- The final piece is a coat. You can’t go outside without a coat, especially in the middle of Winter. Coats are the best way to look in style during Winter. I went with a camel coat. Classic, chic, and reliable.
I looked in the mirror and loved what I put together. To be honest, I think I was in a rut because I was so consumed with seeing other people’s winter outfits that I felt like the clothes I owned were mediocre. I can get way into my head. So lesson learned, I just need to take a step back and appreciate what I have. The whole reason I started this was because I love getting creative with outfits and I slightly lost that. Now I’m feeling fired up and ready to share more!
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