Getting dressed is supposed to be joyous, but sometimes I can't help but look at my wardrobe in disdain, wondering how I ended up with such an eclectic, confusing mix of clothes that I simply do not want to wear. It's called a style rut, and it sucks.
In the name of pulling each and every one of you out of your next rut, I asked the fashion team how they crawl their way out of their own style potholes.
Read on for their handy tips, my soon-to-be-rut-free friends...
Jana Pokorny — Fashion Director
"Get a new haircut—it can change how everything looks. Or, alternatively, next time you reach for that black dress, choose a jade green instead and see how it makes you feel."
Tara Morris — Junior Fashion Editor
"Find yourself a new muse or brand to channel in your day to day life. RN I want to be a ‘Toteme’ girl… I need to put the wheels in motion."
Monica Russell — Market Editor
"A new haircut can change your complete look. I’m feeling very uninspired ATM so decided to grow my short bob and fringe out to try a new longer style."
Ella Blinco Jury — Fashion Office Coordinator
"Workshop your wardrobe—get out of your comfort zone and try new combinations with the pieces you already have in your wardrobe. A little inspiration goes a long way; use Pinterest or Instagram to create style mood boards of outfits you love. You can re-create your own versions or find inspiration for other ways you can wear what you already own."
Isabelle Truman - Digital Fashion Editor
"Follow a bunch of stylish bloggers on Instagram and make sure you save every outfit you like to your 'saved collections'. I created a specific fashion folder in there, so when I take a look at it as a whole, I can easily see the standout pieces I need to shop. Plus, clear your wardrobe of everything you don't wear and start fresh."
So, what are the next steps? Book yourself in for a fresh haircut (perhaps the '90s bob all the celebs are obsessed with) and start scrolling.
See you on the other side!