You don’t need to be obsessed with fashion or go clothes shopping everyday to have a fantastic wardrobe. But you can still get stuck in a fashion rut if you don’t put some consistent effort into it. Here are the top 10 signs you should upgrade your wardrobe:
1. You’ve come to dread putting outfits together.
Getting dressed in the morning shouldn’t feel like a chore. If your closet is making you yawn, it’s probably time for an upgrade.
2. You keep finding yourself wearing the same outfits.
If you have a full closet but only wear a few favorite outfits, it's a sure sign you need a wardrobe overhaul.
3. You’re wearing the same clothing items that you bought 10 years ago.
Some items never go out of style, but they do wear out. If your outfits were bought during the Bush administration, it’s time to retire them.
4. You often feel under-dressed.
We tend to dress more casually in our early 20s, but many of those dresses and shoes don’t quite make the cut later on. Time to trade them for something more sophisticated.
5. You look at your full closet and feel like you have nothing to wear.
Getting into a bit of a style rut every now and then can happen, but you shouldn’t feel uninspired every time you look in your closet.
6. Your closet is full of “one day” pieces.
Don’t hang onto that little black dress or those tight skinny jeans, hoping you’ll lose weight and fit into them one day. Love yourself right now, and replace those clothes with something that makes you feel awesome as you are.
7. Your favorite pieces are worn out.
Even if you bought those great jeans a few months ago, too much wear and tear means it’s time to chuck them for something new.
8. Your closet is full of duplicates.
Maybe you’re a huge fan of floral print skirts, but there’s no need to have 5 or 6 of the same item. Keep a few of your favorites, and mix it up a bit.
9. Your wardrobe is full of great clothes that no longer fit.
Perhaps you recently lost or gained weight, or you’ve been pregnant in the past year. Do you really want to open your closet every day and see things you can no longer wear? Keep the past in the past, and wear clothes that inspire you now.
10. You can’t remember the last time you bought clothes for yourself.
Maybe you were just at the mall shopping for clothes, but they were for your children, or niece and nephew, not for you. If you’re having trouble even remembering the last time you went clothes shopping for yourself, it’s time for a wardrobe update.