Whether you live for shopping and all the latest trends, or you stick to your tried and true wardrobe, I can guarantee you have walked into your closet at some point and thought to yourself, “I have nothing to wear!”. Trust me, I do this all the time (much to the dismay of my husband who looks at me like I’m crazy). The key to looking great all the time and feeling confident is maximizing your wardrobe with what you already own. Cause let’s face it, we aren’t made of money, even though we wish we could go on endless shopping sprees. Today we are sharing our top three ways we try to maximize what’s in the closet currently, and ways to add key pieces in to make it go even further.
Switch it up
Bought a great pair of dress pants or pencil skirt for work? Think outside the box. You don’t just have to wear it during the day! Pair a pencil skirt with a sexy cami for cocktails with the girls, or take that blazer you invested in and wear it with cuffed jeans, booties, and a tee for a casual weekend look. One of the best ways to mix up an outfit is to pair it with different jewelry. A lot of times a statement necklace or earrings can make your look completely different. Shoes work similarly; have a bright pair of killer heels you never get to wear? Pair them with a neutral outfit to make them the star. Find some of our favorite statement pieces Here and Here.
Experiment with Color/Patterns
Do you have a couple pieces in your closet that you wear together all the time? Challenge yourself to take a pants and shirt combo you wear all the time and switch it up. Pair the top with a skirt or white jeans; pair your pants with a top you don’t normally wear all the time. No one says you can’t wear green with blush, or turquoise with orange. Experiment with different patterns as well. Love stripes like me? Pair a striped tee with a floral print midi skirt, or some cute polka dot shorts, like these ones here.
Invest in Key Wardrobe Pieces
There is a general rule we use to maximize our outfits: Invest in staple pieces that you know you will get a lot of mileage out of (denim, a fitted blazer, a great black dress, good quality tees, etc). These are items that you can wear during multiple seasons in several different ways. A great pair of skinny jeans go with just about everything. Good basics are great on their own in the summer, and then as layers in the fall. Then you can add in trendier, fun items to keep your look current and not boring. Maybe it’s a killer pair of shoes, an amazing maxi dress, or even short denim overalls. Don’t be afraid to examine what you have and try a new clothing combo, or branch out of your comfort zone a little bit!
Hopefully our little tips and tricks help you out of a wardrobe rut. And all of those basics and fun items we were talking about stocking up on? It’s about to be the perfect time, because the Nordstrom half yearly sale is right around the corner! Make sure to check the blog next week as we will have a huge round-up of our favorites for fall as well as summer staples on major sale!
-Amanda and Natalie