With the new year and a new month rolling into 2016, there has never been a better time than now in which to update your winter wardrobe. Drab days and miserable months can seem to take over winter and with spring very much on the far horizon, it can be hard to keep your spirits high. Giving your wardrobe a much needed facelift will not only brighten your spirits but also, is a great excuse to get prepped for the coming season. Who said that winter had to be all about monochrome, anyway?
When it comes to updating your winter wardrobe, you needn’t take drastic measures in order to breathe new life into your outfits. Adding and taking away a few selected outfits is enough to freshen up your clothes and give older pieces a little rejuvenation, too. You can even try your own hand at a little customization to change up older pieces and get them ready for the new season. Just because something fails to make the wardrobe cut, it doesn’t mean that it can’t be used and reused.
Customize Your Shirts
One of the best ways to change up your wardrobe without actually having to splash loads of cash on new looks is by taking to the scissors and having a go at a little home customization. When it comes to self-styling, it doesn’t come much easier than old t shirts. Simply by cutting into old pieces and adding in a few extra panels or materials, you can completely change up your look. One really simple way to go about doing it is to cut a deep V into the back of an old shirt and sew in thick strips of brightly colored material. The flash of bright color will instantly elevate your winter look and the peep holes make it a great option to carry forward into spring.
Brighten Your Tights
We all know that black pantyhose are a staple of any winter wardrobe but if you’re feeling a little drab, they’re a great thing to cut from your outfit list. Replacing black or gray tights with brightly colored stockings can instantly lift any look and remarkably brighten your mood, too. Adding patterns or bold, block color to a sombre look can really kick your outfit into life and change up tired clothes. The more confident that you feel, the bolder the look can be!
Bejewel Your Sweaters
While decking out your sweaters in sequins and rhinestones can be a little much, you can give old tops much needed sparkle while keeping things relatively toned down. Adding a flash of glamor to your sweaters, bejeweled elbow patches are a quick and easy way to breathe new life into your tired knits. The patches are incredibly easy to make and take very little work to complete. All you need to do is to attach two patches to your sweater of choice using fabric glue, leave them to dry and then begin bejeweling your work. Sparkle can be yours in no time at all!
Repurpose Your Summer Clothes
Just because the weather leaves a lot to be desired, it doesn’t mean that your wardrobe has to follow suit. Making use out of non-seasonal pieces can really help to brighten up your outfit choices and shed new light on how you wear your clothes. While many of your summer clothes might be inappropriate to be worn on their own, there’s no reason why you can’t repurpose them to match up to any cold weather snap. Layering brighter pieces with warmer t shirts, jackets or tights can add a much needed lift to your look and keep your mood elevated until spring rolls around.
Add Some Neckwear
Winter is all about the humble scarf and while you might have your favorite all-purpose weather version, there’s no reason that you can’t use staying warm as an opportunity to style things up a little. Although there are a ton of great winter scarves out there, you can try warming up with a detachable collar. Whether peter pan, beaded or feathered collars are your thing, it doesn’t matter; there are lots of choices out there which will change up any old shirt while keeping you warm at the same time.
No matter your style, there are many ways in which you can change up your winter wardrobe and banish the seasonal blues. All it takes is a little styling, a dash of ingenuity and a new wardrobe can be yours!