Fresh Thinking: How To Breathe Life Into Your Jewelry Collection

Your jewelry says more about you as a person than you might think. The right kinds of jewels can take any outfit to the next level, finishing it off with just enough pizazz to make it something really special. Get your accessories wrong, on the other hand, and you can risk looking unbalanced and overdressed, no matter your choice of clothing. Freshening up your wardrobe could be as simple as changing up the kind of jewelry that you’re wearing and by making a few select choices, you can give your whole look a revamp.

Feeling in a fashion rut? It could be down to the accessories that you’re sporting. If you’re feeling like you’re in need of a change, now is the time to act; you can revamp your jewelry collection and get a brand new style.

State Your Look With One Piece

Every jewelry collection needs a defining, statement piece and when it comes to claiming your accessories, it pays to go about it in the right way. While playing it safe with your accessories will certainly get you by, making a bold claim every now and then can really help to elevate your look and freshen up your fashion choices. Stepping out of your comfort zone and finding one great statement piece will redefine the way you see your jewelry collection and how you put your pieces together. Don’t let your jewelry gather dust, either; try pairing it with a new outfit at least once a week. Pretty soon, you might just see your clothes in a brand new light.

Try On The Latest Trend

Just like high fashion, jewelry has its seasons and making yourself familiar with the latest looks is a great way to mix up the kinds of pieces you’re wearing. While a simple collection will last a lifetime, you can also try balancing more classic pieces with up to date accessories to keep things looking fresh. Try taking a look at what the most popular fashion bloggers are wearing at the moment, or flipping through a magazine. Once you start paying attention to the details, you might be surprised at just how quickly they can change over time.

Layer Up

If minimalism is your thing, you can try taking on the layering trend. Sporting a number of different pieces at the same time can help to give older jewelry new life and mix up your choice of clothing, too. Layering things like stacking rings and necklaces can help to show off new pieces and expand your fashion horizons. The more risks that you take, the more options that you can find for the pieces you currently have. Finding new inspiration doesn’t have to be about spending a ton of money now; you can easily freshen up what you already have and find a brand new look.

Add A Little Color

Sticking to the same old gold and silver variations can be more than a little boring and if you want to shake up your look, it pays to think outside the box. Adding color and texture to your jewelry collection will elevate your look and give you a whole lot more to play with. Look for brightly colored gemstones, rose gold pieces or even accessories with fabrics and feathers incorporated within them. Adding in extra materials can completely redefine your look and alter the way that you wear your clothes.

Do A 180

When you’re completely sick and tired of what you already have, no amount of small changes will do and soon enough, you might be craving something completely different. It could be time to pull out the big guns. When you fail to love the pieces you have gathered over the years, it’s often a sign that what you already have simply doesn’t fit who you are anymore. Searching for a new aesthetic is a great way to take up a brand new look and express yourself in a way that feels more fitting. You can get inspiration from fashion blogs and magazines or simply get out there and hit the mall. You know what catches your eye so don’t feel afraid to follow your gut instinct; you call the shots now. Pretty soon, you can have a brand new collection and an entirely new fashion perspective!

Self Style: How To Revamp Your Wardrobe

Getting the chance to have your very own personal stylist is something that many of dream about. While you might already have your own signature look, knowing how to pair outfits together on a daily basis can still sometimes be a struggle and rather than the minimalist, Pinterest dream you long for, your closet might still be a mishmash of the everyday, the occasional and the mismatched. Getting advice from a trained expert is one of the best ways to get your clothing life into order but unless you’re a celebrity or in the fashion industry, actually finding someone who can help can be something of an issue.

Luckily, though, there is another way. By applying the mentality of a personal stylist to your own wardrobe, you can figure out where to streamline your fashion choices and pinpoint what is missing from your collection. You are your ultimate critic, so be prepared to self-edit, take a long hard look at your clothing choices and get your closet back on track.

What Are You Trying To Achieve?

Before you get going with revamping your style, it’s worth taking a look at your existing collection and asking yourself what you want to change. Do you need clothes for work of functional events? Are you trying to become more refined? Do you simply want to make better use out of what you already have? Going into the whole process with a clear idea of what you want to get out of it at the end will help you to refine your focus and streamline your efforts towards the areas that really need extra work.

Where Are The Holes?

We’re talking about holes in your clothing collection, of course! Taking stock of what you already have inside your closet is a great way of figuring out where you need to begin making changes and of the types of pieces that might work well with your existing outfits. Try separating pieces into categories and then pairing them together into potential outfits. If you find that you’re missing a few extra shirts or one great dress, add them onto your “to buy” list. The key is to have a complete collection that can last into the future.

What Events Do You Have Lined Up?

If you’re going to be making drastic changes to your existing clothing collection, it’s worth taking a look at your diary before you get going. What social events or work functions do you have coming up? Where are you going to spending a lot of your time in the near future? The things that you have lined up are likely going to take up the majority of your time, so it’s worth making sure that your closet matches up what you have going on. If you find any huge gaps, try and fill them before the event comes up, keeping your existing outfits in mind.

What Makes You Feel Comfortable?

The most important thing to bear in mind when you’re making any major clothing changes is what makes you feel comfortable. While the thought of getting a brand new look might seem tempting, you’re not going to wear clothes if you don’t feel comfortable in them, so any new purchase like this will only turn out to be a waste. Your personal style should be individual to you, so try not to fixate too much on current trends when you go shopping. Think about how you like to feel during the week and at the weekend and go on from there!

What Do You Love In Your Closet Now?

When you get going in revamping your wardrobe, try taking a look at what you already like in your collection. Pick out three to four pieces that you really love and use them as your starting point. The chances are that, if you love the clothing item, it says something important about your personal style, so try and go with it. Something as simple as a color choice or a cut of t-shirt could be all that it takes to find your personal style; go with what makes you happy!

Changing up your wardrobe is a great way of refreshing your look and making more out of your outfits but essentially, you need to craft something that feels true to who you are. Pick a direction a go with it, but if you want to go outside of the lines from time to time, feel free; your style reflects who you are, so make sure you do yourself justice.

Storage Solutions: How To Make The Most Out Of Your Closet

When you look at your closet, what do you see? Are there rails of neatly ordered clothes, ordered by season, color and style? Or, instead, is everything thrown together in a heap, knotted in piles in a vague attempt to make it fit inside the shoebox that is your bedroom? Dealing with limited closet space is something that happens to many people and while getting used to poky living spaces is all part and parcel of young adult life, there are a number of ways in which you can get the most out of your closet.

Want to expand your storage, all without actually moving home? You got it.

Freestanding Racks

Log on to any interiors Pinterest page and you will likely find yourself surrounded by images of perfectly curated bedrooms, dotted with industrial standing racks and metal works. While once an object of fashion shoots and retail storage space, freestanding racks have fast become one of the most popular interiors objects, helping thousands of people to get past their limited closet space. Simplistic, minimalistic and easy to move, the freestanding rack is one of the least obtrusive ways to make your space go further, wherever you are. Better yet, they are a great way of showcasing your seasonal wardrobe and making the most out of your clothes.

Wardrobe

Investing in a really great wardrobe or armoire is one of the simplest ways in which you can make the most out of your storage and keep all of your clothes in one neat spot. Great for storing hanging and folded objects, the furniture can make finding all of your clothes incredibly easy and will also keep any clutter well hidden from prying eyes. Tall, narrow and perfectly formed, the wardrobe won’t eat up much of your space, leaving you the room to do what you want with your home.

High Storage

So often, we don’t make full use of the storage available to us and rather than looking elsewhere in our homes for potential space, we expand onto the floor. If you look upwards, however, you might be surprised at what you can find. Making use of high ceilings can be a great way in which to expand your storage options and, simply by installing a few high level shelves, you can double the amount of space your have in your room and increase the look and feel of your bedroom. More floor space and higher ceilings? Now there’s something that we can all get behind.

Shoe Racks

More often than not, it is our shoe collection that eats up all of that valuable closet space, taking away room that could be used for other, more delicate items. If you’re finding your shoe collection growing at an alarming rate, then you might want to think about open storage and moving your footwear out of the closet. Investing in pieces like racks, ladders or cabinets on which to store and display your footwear can massively increase the amount of closet space you have at your fingertips. Better yet, you have an even better excuse to show off your collection!

Seasonal Storage

Can you separate your winter woolies from your summer dresses? If the answer is no, then you might need to start thinking about seasonal storage space. Storing out of season items in boxes or cabinets away from your closet is a great way to make use of the little space that you have, making searching through your current collection much more easy. If you want to go really streamlined, you can try rooting through your wardrobe at the end of every season and donating any pieces that you know you won’t get any further us out of. The less clutter that you have, the better use that you can get out of your closet space!

With expanding wardrobes and decreasing living spaces, it can often feel like your storage is getting the better of you and that eventually, you might be forced to live under a clothes volcano. By simply shifting around your living space, searching for hidden nooks in your room and getting a little experimental, however, you can massively increase the size of your storage. Thought your clothes were getting the better of you? Think again.