Monday, April 3rd, 2017

Spring Cleaning: Tips on Keeping Fashion Fun

Spring Cleaning: Tips on Keeping Fashion Fun

Spring Cleaning: Featuring a sandy off-the-shoulder top with tie sleeves, round teal sunglasses, and chunky teal platform peep-toe heels

So I’ve dove head-first into my closet spring cleaning. I donated boxes of old clothes and shoes to my local Goodwill store, which was only a little bit heartbreaking. I also pulled my spring/summer clothes out of storage and have already worn a few items! Still, every time the fashion season changes, I find myself in a familiar dilemma–can I still wear half of this stuff, or is it…*gasp* out of style?

I love following other fashion blogs and magazines, so I’m up to date on most of the current trends. Naturally, I’ve fallen in love with half of them. However, it’s so easy for the admiration to turn into pressure–pressure to be carrying the latest ‘it’ bag or rocking the newest swimsuit trend. It’s exhausting and can quickly suck the fun out of fashion if you let it. In an effort not to become a mindless consumer and completely bankrupt myself, I’ve collected a few tips for keeping fashion fun.

Invest in a handful of “trendy” items to wear with your regular wardrobe.

This scratches the itch of wanting new, hot styles while keeping you from buying a new wardrobe every season. It’s so important to remind yourself that there are always going to be new trends, so you’ll drain yourself trying to keep up with a Jones’. Your current wardrobe always has a little more mileage than you think, and all you really need is a piece or two to spice it up again. This look is a great example–I loved the off-the-shoulder trend, so I picked up this sandy top with statement sleeves. Everything else was sitting in my closet.

Spring Cleaning: Featuring a sandy off-the-shoulder top with tie sleeves, round teal sunglasses, and chunky teal platform peep-toe heels

Spring Cleaning: Featuring a sandy off-the-shoulder top with tie sleeves, round teal sunglasses, and chunky teal platform peep-toe heels

Spring Cleaning: Featuring a sandy off-the-shoulder top with tie sleeves, round teal sunglasses, and chunky teal platform peep-toe heels

Don’t be afraid to wear something out of style.

It’s a thin line between dated and vintage, but don’t be afraid to straddle it! Pairing an older item with a more modern silhouette helps balance out the look and keep you from falling headfirst into another decade. I’m still in love with these chunky peep-toe heels I got years ago. In order to keep from looking like I just stepped out of 2008, I paired it with white skinny jeans and a trendy off-the-shoulder top. Balance is restored, and I can still enjoy some of my favorite items!

Spring Cleaning: Featuring a sandy off-the-shoulder top with tie sleeves, round teal sunglasses, and chunky teal platform peep-toe heels

Spring Cleaning: Featuring a sandy off-the-shoulder top with tie sleeves, round teal sunglasses, and chunky teal platform peep-toe heels

Spring Cleaning: Featuring a sandy off-the-shoulder top with tie sleeves, round teal sunglasses, and chunky teal platform peep-toe heels

Spring Cleaning: Featuring a sandy off-the-shoulder top with tie sleeves, round teal sunglasses, and chunky teal platform peep-toe heels

Sunglasses from Forever 21
Jeans from H&M

Lastly, remember it’s just clothes!

At the end of the day, fashion is just the clothes we wear, and we’re all deeper than our image. Fashion shouldn’t make you feel worse about yourself–it should bring out the best part of you! The most important thing is to wear what makes you feel good, because nothing looks better on than confidence.

How do you keep fashion fun? Do you feel pressure to stay trendy? Let me know your thoughts in the comments, and remember to subscribe or follow me on instagram for more #styleinspo!

Lots of love,
Abigail


2 responses to “Spring Cleaning: Tips on Keeping Fashion Fun”

  1. norma says:

    Such a great article I’m going to look through my closet and see what i can do!

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