Friday, 9 September 2016

Lolita 52: How I get out of a wardrobe slump

Well, getting out of a wardrobe slump requires being in a wardrobe slump so…

Joking aside (though it’s only half a joke, I have down moments with my wardrobe just like anyone else) I find there are two great, and kind of opposite ways, to get out of a wardrobe slump.

The first is to play dress-ups! Whether you actually put clothes on or just do flat-lays the act of physically getting out your clothes and coming up with outfits is refreshing. I think it’s quite important to have times where you make outfits without having a specific event in mind because it frees you up and lets you experiment. And it also means you can be more adventurous with combinations without worrying about other people’s judgement of the results – experimenting is great and you can come up with some awesome outfits by just giving it a go.

If you've been here for a while you'll know I love doing flat lays...

The second way is probably not a surprise to anyone who has read this blog before and that is analyse your wardrobe. Find the gaps, figure out ways to fill them, and refine your collection. It is a very satisfying thing to do! I constantly look to my wardrobe with a critical eye and try to make it ever better.

Have you ever been in a wardrobe slump? If so, how did you get yourself out of it?

8 comments:

  1. I agree with both of those. I haven't had a wardrobe slump yet, but I do both of those things and they're always giving me such surges of inspiration for new coords. Although when I do dress ups I so, so wish I had a dress form - or more room to take good photos of my flat lays :P

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    1. Glad to hear you haven't had a wardrobe slump! For taking photos, are you able to maybe go outside with a sheet or blanket and do them there? I hear you on the space, I have a queen bed which I do flat-lays on and sometimes even that feels like not quite enough room.

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  2. When I have wardrobe slumps: the day before a meet where I'm looking at my wardrobe going "yeah...I don't want to wear any of this tomorrow"! It seems to be especially bad when I've already planned the outfit too - but putting it on (or something else!) usually solves that and reminds me that actually I love everything in my wardrobe :)

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    1. Haha oh dear! I'm glad it tends to go away when you actually put the clothes on though!

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  3. One of reason I am in more or less permanent wardrobe slump is the lack of money, getting items requires months(or years) of saving. And my wadrobe is small. And I know the gaps in them, but something as simple as ivory socks is not always easy to find.

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    1. That's fair enough and I agree about certain things being very hard to find!

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    2. But I learn to patient. Secondly I don't feel bad spending my bugdet money, but I really not so keen to let my savings go.

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    3. I can understand that feeling. I hope you manage to build up a great lolita wardrobe :)

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