Every now and then you might get the feeling that you want a change in how you dress.
What you wear is often a reflection of how you want to express yourself, whether that means outlandishly and with confidence, or subtly and conservatively.
A change can not only refresh your wardrobe and sense of style but also your outlook on life.
Take a look at these suggestions on where to find possible inspiration if you want a change in your wardrobe.
Your Family and Friends
Have a look at what the people closest to you like to wear the most.
Do any members of your family look quite similar to you and seem to suit what they wear?
It might be worth trying out some of their styling habits to see if you like how it feels.
Or maybe one of your friends has an extremely confident and unique sense of style that you could borrow from to experiment with yourself.
Even if you don’t particularly like anything your friends or family wear, knowing what you don’t like can be just as valuable as knowing what appeals to you when it comes to finding a new style.
Your Favorite Characters
If you read books, watch TV or go to the movies, chances are you have a few favorite fictional characters.
Authors and filmmakers spend time working with character designers before releasing their art and this means making conscious choices about a character’s outfit.
Trust the experts and your own opinions – if you like the way a particular character looks, maybe it’s worth testing out their style for yourself.
Even if your favorite characters inhabit a different time period or a completely fictional universe, you might enjoy experimenting with more theatrical and unique clothing items.
Different Style Challenges
If turning to your favourite shows or movies doesn’t appeal to you, then maybe finding a good fashion challenge might.
Go online and look for hashtags that other people have created to encourage a style challenge for others.
An example might be dressing monochromatically for two weeks or only using a capsule wardrobe for a year.
You can learn how to have a minimalist wardrobe and figure out which items of clothing you like to wear the most.
At the end of these challenges, you might come away with a clearer idea of how you like to dress and what your style priorities are.
What You Already Own
Take a look at what you already have in your wardrobe and do your best to create some entirely new outfits from the pieces in it.
This constraint will force you to be creative and come up with new ways of wearing different items.
Although not all of these will be winners, you’ll discover some preferences that you might not have noticed before.
Try Something Completely New
When it comes to fashion and clothing, it’s all about having a good time and feeling comfortable.
This means different things to different people and part of the fun is figuring out what that means for you.