I find myself of late disliking the outfits I’ve concocted in the past and even on occasion, the ones I put together day-to-day. So I’ve been pondering why exactly that is and I conclude that I am stuck in a rut. Simply, my problem is boredom.
I find myself feeling a bit “blah” rather than fabulous because I end up throwing on the same things over and over again. I keep looking at other people and thinking, “how the hell do they manage to be so content in their style and look good in their own unique way?!” (I’m talking bloggers mostly, but in real life too) And I’ve found I end up looking at my possessions and thinking that the only way out of this small predicament is by buying a whole new wardrobe.
For most of us though, buying a whole new wardrobe is simply not an option. And when looked at from a sensible frame of mind, it’s not a solution to the problem (especially if, like me, you have items which are unique or dear to you in some way). Style after all, has nothing to do with what you are wearing; it is how you are wearing it that matters. Yet, no matter how developed your sense of personal style is, I’m fairly sure we all suffer from style boredom from time to time…Here are a few of the things I like to do to get back my mojo!
Inspiration – a lack of inspiration or lack of fresh/different inspiration is often one of the main causes style boredom I find. Sometimes, I do have to be in the frame of mind to be inspired, but when I’m feeling a bit low with regards to my fashion sense, manufacturing an inspired frame of mind can help! Why not try looking somewhere you normally would never think to look? If you’re an avid blog fan, why not take a break and read a magazine instead? Or why not randomly browse the fashion blog world and discover a brand new blog which inspires you? Or why not venture out of fashion completely and look at some art, read a good book, watch a film, listen to some different music, marvel at the wonders of nature or take a walk in a city and just people watch. You know yourself best, so you’ll be the one who knows what will make you tick!
Take a break – After all my wittering about re-inspiring yourself, this is somewhat of a contradiction. Sometimes though, the problem is that you can become overwhelmed with life, ideas etc. that you have no clue where to start! I find that it’s wonderful just taking a little break from thinking, so you can just live instead. Things come together in the end and there is no point worrying about your style to the point that it seems to be a burden rather than an enjoyment!