You’re there again… staring at your closet full of clothes and drawing a complete blank. Sound familiar? We’ve all been there. This post will guide you through what to wear when you have nothing to wear.
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It is one of the most frustrating feelings, staring at a overflowing closet and thinking there is nothing to wear! Clearly, there’s something in there to wear but nothing is coming to mind. This can be an overwhelming and stressful way to start the day, mostly because you know you have tons of cute clothes in there somewhere. The problem is that in the moment, you have zero inspiration or motivation to piece together a single outfit.
If this is a regular situation for you, keep reading for 16 outfit ideas and tips for managing what to wear when you have nothing to wear.
TIPS TO AVOID THE “NOTHING TO WEAR” SITUATION
These are my personal favorite tips to follow when I don’t know what to wear. Most of these tips will not only help you figure out what to wear now, but also in the future.
Maintain wardrobe staples
A solid collection of wardrobe staples are essential to creating endless outfits you love. Wardrobe staples are not only interchangeable together, but they are foundational pieces to create and complete outfits. They allow you the ability to create timeless outfits with ease, especially when you don’t know what to wear. Think of staples as your favorite pair of jeans, a simple white t-shirt, and the chic blazer you can style countless ways.
Detox your closet
Consider scaling back on your wardrobe & find inspiration you once had. If you find yourself overwhelmed by the quantity of garments in your closet, it may be time to declutter and start fresh. This is the closet detox guide I followed last year after repeatedly sifting through clothes day after day. A simple decluttering session can help you physically see what is actually in your closet and reduce that feeling of decision fatigue that occurs with an overflowing wardrobe.
When in doubt, try a monochrome outfit. This is a simple solution to pulling together a chic outfit within minutes. If you find yourself standing in your closet, stumped after trying several outfits, go for an outfit that is all one color. You’ll be surprised how quickly you get dress. An all black outfit is a popular option. Other monochrome outfits could be white, gray, denim, or navy.
Find Inspiration When You Have Nothing to Wear
Head over to Pinterest and search around for a few failsafe outfit ideas. Pin your favorites to a board you can easily reference for the next time you are struggling to put an outfit together. This is especially helpful if you have a wide variety of clothes because it can be difficult to simply remember different outfit combinations.
Avoid Trends When You Have Nothing to Wear
That new trend you’re seeing all over Instagram? Yeah, that won’t be in style next month… so don’t buy into it. Buying into trends now can create a problem for you in the future because they’ll no longer be trending. And guess what, you won’t be reaching for an item to wear that is no longer in style. So stick to timeless pieces today, and you’ll thank yourself later!
Try a Capsule Wardrobe
If you continue to experience the feeling “I have nothing to wear”, I highly recommend a capsule wardrobe. A capsule wardrobe is a defined number of garments that can be interchanged easily to create several chic outfits. Feeling like I never had anything to wear is one of the reasons I implemented my first capsule over a year ago. Since then, getting dressed has been so quick and easy!
WHAT TO WEAR WHEN YOU HAVE NOTHING TO WEAR
1. Button Down + Jeans
2. Graphic T-Shirt + Leather Jacket + Jeans
3. Denim Jacket + Leggings
4. White Jeans + Chambray Shirt
5. Tank + Shorts + Long Cardigan + Sandals
6. Striped Sweater + Jeans + Loafers
7. Casual Dress + Denim Jacket + Sneakers
8. T-Shirt + Blazer + Skinny Jeans
9. Tank Top + Leggings + Utility Jacket + Sneakers
10. Black Tank + Jeans + Nude Heels
11. Jeans + White Tee + Sneakers
12. Sweatshirt + Faux Leather Leggings
13. Tank Top + Long Cardigan + White Jeans
14. Monochrome Outfit
15. Blazer + Shorts
16. Sweater Vest + Button Down + Leggings
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