29 Dec 2020

Tips That Will Help Solve the Dilemma “I Have Nothing to Wear”

What to do when you feel like you've got nothing to wear

You open your wardrobe, and it is stuck with clothes, but you still have that feeling “you’ve got nothing to wear”? The problem is: it is either you’ve run out of ideas or you usually buy the same pieces which when mixed and matched form very similar outfits. Another reason which might result in a feeling like this is that most of your closet consists of trendy stuff rather than classic staples. While it’s absolutely fine to keep an eye on trends and expand your closet with the latest pieces, it behoves that you have some foundation to combine those items with!  Without having at least some very basic capsule wardrobe, you’ll not be able to create many outfits, and those that you’ll create will unlikely be appropriate for every occasion. What is the remedy? Go through your closet and find out what is exactly the issue with it.

Quick Fixes

The main problems

1. The formula “the more, the better” doesn’t always work, especially when it comes to clothes because when you have too many choices you may feel like you’ve got no choices at all. What’s more, when the shelves of your closet infest with all sorts of items, spotting interesting outfits can be a quite hard, if not impossible, task. The easiest way to solve this issue is to go through each item you’ve got hanging in your closet and ask yourself questions: “Do I really like it?”, “When did I wear it the last time?” Was it a week, a month or a year ago? Anything you haven’t been wearing longer than a year can be easily chucked. Because for one, you’re unlikely to wear it again and for two, more likely than not, that piece is already outdated. 

2. If you’ve simply got bored with your wardrobe, try to reinspire yourself. One of the best ways to do it would be to sort your clothes not by items, as you usually do when you put tops with tops and dresses with dresses, but by outfits, hanging those clothes you’d like to mix and match next to each other. Not sure whether they will work together? It might sound striking but unless you try them on, you’ll never know! Take everything you are not sure about from your wardrobe and combine pieces you’ve never worn before in fresh outfits. You’d be surprised to discover how many cool ideas you’ve missed because you’ve been a sucker for the same prints and ensembles and ignored others just because you thought they wouldn’t fit. 

Learn these outfit formulas that always work

3. If you’ve changed your lifestyle or job, at some point, you may feel like you’ve got nothing to wear. However, it doesn’t mean that you really have nothing to wear and/or you need to buy everything from scratch. Of course, you might want to add a few new pieces to your closet, but in most cases, just wearing clothes in a bit different manner will be enough. You can always wear a plaid blazer with a pair of trainers for an off-duty look, and you can always style your favourite leather biker jacket with a floral dress, adding the ladylike balance to it. As a matter of fact, it’s not our clothes that are casual or dressy, but the way we wear them, so it is always possible to add a few small elements to make your outfit look as dressy or casual (sporty, chic, business, etc.) as you want. 

In addition to what you already know, you should also know a few outfit formulas that always work and are very easy to dress up and down, forming any kinds of outfits you want. Having these few items in your closet (and combining them right), you’ll never again have those “I have nothing to wear” days.  

Trouser Suit

If you are working in an office with a formal dress code, buying a trouser suit is a must. Not only does a trouser suit look extremely stylish and elegant, but also it’s one of the essential basics that any gal should have in her wardrobe. Is there no suit in your closet yet? Make sure to get one. Go with a suit consisting of an elongated jacket and loose-cut trousers and be sure you’ll look fashion-forward, stylish, and cool.

When it comes to the colour choice, choose a suit in bright hues, prints, or monochrome - these are the trendiest and most popular colours of this year. Based on how dressy you want your outfit to be, you can wear your suit either with a pair of heels or combined with trainers for a more laid-back look. However, the most fashionable way is to wear a suit with ankle boots, with a trouser leg tucked inside. 

Knit Vest

Another trend and a piece no wardrobe will be complete without is a vest. Yes, you’ve heard it right. This piece has not only made a huge comeback from the ’60s but also become a fashion trend that is extremely popular today. The cool thing about vests is that they can be styled in multiple ways and go with pretty much everything, making it easy to put together many interesting and fashion-forward outfits. The easiest way to outfit your vest is by layering it. Chances are you already have a classic button-down shirt and dark jeans or trousers in your wardrobe. All you need is to layer your vest over that shirt and you’re good to go.

While vests look amazingly fashionable when layered over shirts, they can be easily worn on their own. Take your loose-cut trousers, put a vest on, wear trainers, and you’ve got yourself a comfy outfit perfectly suitable for leisure walks and everyday wear. For a more dressed-up look, marry your knitted vest with a skirt. Silk and satin ideally pair with knits and add a girly spin to the outfit.

Satin Skirt

Satin skirts make a great match not only with vests though. It’s an essentially versatile piece that can be easily mixed and matched with other garments too. Looking for a trendy winter look? No problem. Just style your satin skirt with an oversized blazer, layer it over a contrasting tank top, wear a pair of statement-making shoes, and add small details such as a scarf or modern sunnies.

More likely than not, you’ve got a couple loose sweaters or jumpers hanging in your closet. See how they will look combined with a satin look! Oversized tops and delicate bottoms create fantastic combinations that stand out and suit for just about every occasion whether you go to work or are planning a girls night out. Were you just planning to buy those pieces? Consider trendy colour duos such as pink and pink and pink and red. Ensembles like these are real eye candy and are sure to get you lots of compliments. 

Knitted Suit

Is there anything better for autumn and winter than a knitted suit? We think no. This outfit is right on trend and just perfect for those colder days when the temps drop low. Besides, it is very cosy and can be worn with all types of footwear - from dressy heels to flats, which makes them a no-brainer alternative to sweater and denim combinations.

To add more, knitted skirts come in a variety of different designs so you will easily find something that will look wonderful on you. Have already a good pile of trousers? Go for a curve-hugging knitted skirt suit. This version is just as chic and effortless-looking and can be mixed and matched with other garments, too, inspiring you to create many new stylish outfits suitable for autumn and winter. 

Loose-Cut Trousers

Loose cut trousers - palazzo, flared, culottes, etc. - make a great team with chunky sweaters. So, if you’ve got a cosy cashmere sweater, try wearing it with wide-leg trousers. If you’ve got several trousers and sweaters in different colours, why not try them all on and see which combination appeals to you most? Bright hues combined with classic white, beige and black look edgy, bold, and chic. 

And if you are a fan of a more conservative style, get those trousers that you wear to the office and partner them with a stylish long neck oversized sweater. You’ll be surprised just how good and trendy oversized clothes look together with classic pieces! To make your look even more interesting, wear a pair of fancy court shoes, sunglasses, and your favourite handbag. Be sure an outfit like this will get you attention no matter whether you just go down the street, attend a business meeting, or go to the pub to share a few drinks with your friends. What’s more, even when trends change (which they will definitely do sooner or later), this combo will look elegant and fashion-forward and will come in handy in all those situations when you think you've got nothing to wear.