When you get dressed day after day after day, it's not unusual to feel uninspired by what's sitting in your closet. Especially for those scrambling to throw something on before they head out the door, coming up with a killer outfit just isn't on the agenda that often. Since we've all opened our closets only to sigh, close it, and open it again (hoping something has changed), we figured it might serve us all to round up some easy ways to get inspired when picking out what to wear.
Combing back through some of our own stories, we nailed down seven tactics you can try when you're feeling stumped. Each is easy but manages to offer a new way to think about the clothes you own. Ready for a jolt of inspiration? Read on to check out our tips, and then shop pieces that will make getting dressed a total breeze!
Always Add a Third Piece
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Take a simple look up a notch by using the third-piece rule. Add a jacket or statement accessory to your standard look for next-level style.
Dress for Your Body Type
Clothing looks better on all of us if it fights right. Know your body type and which styles that work for you, and you'll always have something great on hand.
Follow the French
We're always looking to our counterparts across the pond for inspiration. They'e mastered effortless simplicity that you can pull off too. Just ask yourself, what would a French woman wear?
Invest in Quality Basics
We all consider basic tees and jeans to be pillars of our wardrobes, but choosing to invest in quality is the key to upping your look. Consider investing in styles that fit and will stand the test of time.
Know Your Keywords
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One simple way to plan your outfits: Use the three-word rule. When you're feeling uninspired, think of the words that define your personal style, and let it influence the pieces you choose.
Don't Wait Until the Last Minute
One trick that fashion insiders use to up their style is to plan what they're going to wear the night before. By setting out your outfit before groggy morning brain sets in, you can put together a chic look stress-free.
Save Looks for Later
Social media is full of stylish women whose style you admire. When you see an outfit you particularly love, take a screenshot and save it for later. That way, you'll have outfits on hand when you're feeling stumped.
Shop Pieces That Will Instantly Add to Your Look
Give the third-piece rule a spin with this cozy and chic coat.
Add a hint of velvet this winter, and you'll surely stand out.
Style a warm sweater with trousers or jeans, and finish the look with cool ankle boots.
Mix things up with a splash of color.
Swap sneakers for these slingback loafers when you want to dress things up.
Ditch your standard skinnies for these step-hem jeans.
A silky skirt is a key piece you can dress up or down.