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Styles change, and so can you

I’ve read a lot of fashion magazines in my time, and changing one’s personal style seems to be a very common concern. Many people feel as if they’re stuck in a rut with their style and want to change it. But it’s not always easy to know where to start. Keep reading for a few tips on reinventing your wardrobe.

A great way to reinvent your style is to go to clothing stores where you normally would not shop or that you’ve never entered. There might be that one store at the mall where you’ve always wanted to try the clothes but thought against it, thinking you wouldn’t like anything anyway. The same goes with online shopping. Looking through the same websites can get boring after a while, so look up stores that are similar to the ones you like. Though this may seem counterintuitive if the goal is to reinvent your style, even stores that are similar do not cater to exactly the same style, and there’s a chance you’ll find some interesting and unique pieces.

If you can’t find what you’re looking for at a new store, find a style icon for whatever look you’re trying to achieve. Usually this is a celebrity, not only because a lot of people try to emulate their style, but also because celebrities usually have stylists who pick certain pieces that convey a specific look. As a result, most people are aware of an outfit that Blake Lively would wear or what kind of style Taylor Swift has. Looking into outfits that are commonly worn by a celebrity whose style really inspires you, or is reminiscent of the style that you are trying to emulate, can be incredibly helpful. Even if you’re not sure how to change your style but know that you need a change, finding one or a few celebrities whose styles you like and blending those together can be a great way to reinvent yourself.

Once you’ve gotten an idea of what you would like to change your personal style to, based on what you’ve recently been liking in stores and which celebrities’ styles you enjoy, you can begin building your wardrobe around a few new pieces in the process of reinventing the way you dress. The wrong thing to do would be to go out and buy a million pieces that stereotypically fit under one genre. Not only would this confine you to one style that may or may not represent you, but it could also end up looking outlandish. Instead, the better option is to pick two to three pieces that would work well with your current wardrobe but are still different from the things you currently own. Mixing different styles is always a good thing, especially if the result is unique.

The last part of reinventing your style is getting rid of clothing items that you might have loved a few years ago. It’s possible that you still wear a clothing item out of habit, but if you are trying to reinvent and redefine your personal style, then the best option is to remove old clothing from your closet. Being somewhat of a hoarder myself, I understand that it’s difficult to part from clothing items you’ve had for a long time, but for this purpose, it is necessary.

Reinventing your style is definitely easier said than done. It’s a long process, since most people don’t (and shouldn’t) go and buy several items of a specific style that they may or may not like later. The most important part of it is making sure you pick things that you actually like and that you believe would represent you well.