Got a closet full of clothing pieces that somehow doesn’t seem quite right for your office ensemble? Worry no more. We’ve searched high and low to round up three smart ways on how you can easily refresh your wardrobe and make it office-ready without spending a single penny.
- Clean Up Your Closet.
Cleaning and organizing your closet is the only way for you to truly know the ‘bones’ of your wardrobe. So get in there and dig deep. Pull all of your pieces out and assess every piece that you own. If you want, you can try things on to see if it still fits and flatters your body. You could also follow the rule that if you haven’t worn a certain piece in a year, let it go.
Once you’re done gathering your cast-offs, call on your friends and invite them over for a clothes-swapping party. Doing this won’t only satiate your urge to shop, it also comes at no expense – you get to add new pieces in your wardrobe, while seeing your own pieces get a new lease on life.
- Try Creative Layering.
Although it’s not unusual to have a closet full of unworn garments, few people have actually sat down and tried coming up with different layering combinations that might work for them. We tend to shop in terms of outfits: for example, buying a white shirt to wear with a certain pair of trousers, or a skirt that could only be worn with a certain pair of boots. If this is what you usually do, then your wardrobe is most likely not living up to the sum of its parts.
Easily correct this by assessing your wardrobe and trying on different combinations. You’ll likely find some wonderful and unusual clothing combinations that might just work for you.
- Play With Your Accessories.
Wearing accessories is good way to change your look with a little effort and expense. Note the accessories that you currently have and place them where they you can easily see them. Through this, you’re more likely to use them creatively as you plan out your look for the day.
However, if don’t usually wear a lot of accessories, try investing on some basic pieces. Look into thrift stores as they often serve as goldmines for unique accessories like belts and scarves.
It goes without saying that we’re just scratching the surface on how a fashion-savvy woman like you can stretch your work wardrobe. But if you’re looking for an immediate gratification and some styling inspiration, then these tips are already enough to make you look refreshed and revitalized in an instant.