It’s almost that time to ring in 2021! It seems the whole world is eagerly awaiting to shed 2020 and embrace the New Year. In the next few weeks think about what no longer serves you or your style. Don’t bring in anything from this past year that will take up precious space in the New Year! In regards to style, where are your pain points? Were you stylishly on a roll before the pandemic happened then you found yourself wearing outdated “house clothes” 24/7 that make you feel awful about yourself and the state of the world? Our outfits have the ability to be a mood booster. I’m sure we can all use that in any form. A style reboot may definitely be just what you need to step in the New Year with a fresh attitude.
Here are three signs it’s time to refresh your style.
- You now work from home and are making the clothes “work” that you wore to the office. Many people have made the transition from going to a place of business to now working from home. Do you need more #wfh clothes in your wardrobe versus well ironed blouses and slacks? Comfort is key! If so, a shopping session may be in order.
- You are taking longer to get dressed and settle on the same go-to outfit you have been wearing for 6 months. If every morning you think, “Today, I’m going to try to wear a fresh outfit” and still settle on those pants and oversized sweat-shirt with toothpaste stains on it, you need a style revamp. Not feeling good about the way we look can hinder our productivity level, and who needs one more thing to stop us from living the life we have worked so hard for…pandemic or not! One way to get a fresh style is to use Pinterest to create a 2021 style board. Look for outfits that fit your current lifestyle: new mom, work from home, athleisure etc.
- Your return rate is high. If you have purchased new items from stores and online with the hopes of feeling better and still don’t like anything, you may need to get clear on your current vision for yourself and style. Since we are home more, it’s imperative to keep a positive outlook on life no matter what our current situation is. Many people try to fill a void with shopping. If you are buying and returning with no real end in sight, making a list of the top items you will need to have a stylish and functional wardrobe will help keep this under control. And if it’s not on your list, don’t buy it! In addition, make a list of other things you would like to do, and when you get tempted to aimlessly browse online, go to one of the things on your to-do list.
Checking in with yourself and your style never stops! It’s a constant, ever changing piece of artwork that is never finished, just like us! I’d say you want to do an overall “Rayne Check” on your style at every life changing event, global or personal.
If you would like to be personally guided through this process, check out my services page. If you would just like my favorite wardrobe picks, check out my latest boards from Nordstrom. You can purchase from any board or request a personalized look from me.