By now the heat of summer is fully upon us, & if you’re anything like me, you are already tired of your summer wardrobe. However, there is hope—you don’t have to be bored with your clothes! Here are some tips & tricks to keep you interested until it’s time to pull out the fall collection again.
That denim skirt, those grey walking shorts, your linen capris… If you have to wear them one more time, you’re going to scream! Try adding a brightly coloured top, a contrasting bag, & a print scarf that’s going to tie everything together.
When it’s hot out it’s easy to just throw on a dress & have done with it. But there’s no need to have a dull look—a sparkly pair of earrings, cute wedges & a great bag can help punch up the simplest of dresses. I firmly believe in the power of a good accessory wardrobe. If you have scads of accessories, even the most basic of wardrobes can carry you all through a season without boredom.
Do you always wear the same things together? I know that I’m guilty of this at times. Do yourself a favour, set aside an hour, & try some things on in combinations that are new to you. While every pairing might not be a hit, you may pleasantly surprise yourself & come up with a new outfit. Bonus points: getting yourself an infinity dress!
While I feel like a shredded T-shirt isn’t great for office wear, taking your scissors to an old favourite might just give it the edge its been missing for the weekend. Tutorials abound online, & the T-Shirt Surgery community on Livejournal is full of great ideas. There are also some great books on Amazon, like Generation T: 108 Ways to Transform a T-Shirt, T-Shirt Makeovers: 20 Transformations For Fabulous Fashions, & 99 Ways to Cut, Sew, Trim, & Tie Your T-Shirt Into Something Special.
What you have in your closet doesn’t have to be all you have in your closet. Why not pick up something on the cheap that’s trendy to give your closet a little punch? Forever 21, Zara, Urban Behaviour, & Sirens are all great places to spend very little money on something you’re not going to want to wear next year anyway. Look for pops of neon, ethnic prints, & colour blocked items.
Getting dressed for the rest of the summer is fun again!