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#FashionTips: Are you stuck in a fashion rut?

 A fashion rut is normal, getting out of it is where the dance starts (Image: Shutterstock)

Do you ever find yourself creatively unproductive? You probably just sit on the bed ransacking all your clothes for an outfit but nothing comes to mind?

You are probably in a fashion rut. This uncreative fashion phase is quite normal and can happen at any stage of your life. So if you were starting to worry, know that it's okay.

While slipping into fashion ruts may be easy getting out of one may not be as simple. For others it may take a week, a month if you are unlucky years but luckily we have some tips on how you can avoid getting yourself into one. Check them out:

  • Always have your go-to outfits

Setting out your go-to outfits not only come in handy during a fashion rut but also during those days you have nothing to wear.

It can be frustrating to look at your closet bulging with clothes and still have nothing to wear. Once you develop a system for this phase, like say a capsule wardrobe the faster this dull phase can pass.

  • Do an overhaul

You may not realize it but when you constantly find yourself having 'nothing' to wear, this may be a sign that your style is upgrading.

You are probably moving towards a different phase in your life and your clothes need to be upgraded as well. If this is the case, clean it all out and start afresh, this way you can shop for the exact things you need.

 Sometimes the easiest way to get back on your fashion feet is to start over with a new wardrobe (Image: Shutterstock)
  • Change your style

Sometimes upgrading your outfit is not the only thing that will help you get out of an unproductive phase. You will also need to change up your look and mix things up.

If you don't love colour, this may be the time to experiment with new things, go bright and bold and see where it takes you. You might be frustrated style wise but nobody has to know just by looking at you.

  • Be a copycat

We all strive for individuality and expressing our own style but when it fails, it never hurts to copy your favourite celebrity.

In most cases celebrities always have on well curated outfits and if you have pieces that can be paired in the same manner, why not? Pick on the subtler looks that are likely to look authentic.

 You can never go wrong with jackets of all textures and colours (Image: Shutterstock)
  • Invest in all-wear jackets

Whether you decide to go with blazers or leather jackets, invest in pieces that can match all the other pieces in your closet.

Since time immemorial jackets have always been a vibe and it will only look like another normal day when in one. Avoid buying conspicuous colours that are likely to be noticed if you put them on more than once.

  • Invest in accessories

I cannot emphasize more on how important it is to have accessories in your closet, not only for the dull days but every day. Invest in quality shoes, fancy handbags, statement belts without forgetting chunky chains and bracelets.

You don't have to be extra every day of the week but on those days you have nothing to wear go bold. An amazing outfit will likely lift your spirit and maybe give you the push to jump out of your fashion rut.

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