The holidays make it so easy to pick an outfit from day to day. All the holiday and winter clothes you hadn’t seen since last year take on new life in your closet and there are many options for outfits. Maybe I’m alone, but sometimes after the holiday season I become clueless as to what to wear. Even clothing retailer’s “new arrivals” section doesn’t have a common theme after Christmas. For those of us growing tired of our winter wardrobe, here are my tips to keep things fresh.
Pair down your closet. I unabashedly over-do the plaid during Christmas, and truly believe in wearing plaid year round, but it is nice to take a small break after Christmas. I even went through my wardrobe and took things out that I deemed too “Christmas-y”, such as holiday type plaids, snowflake/reindeer sweaters, and dresses that I won’t be wearing until next Christmas. It felt good to pair down my closet and only have out what I was truly going to be wearing until spring.
Find what feels fresh to you. Among your closet there are probably a few items that still have a new/fresh feeling, even if they aren’t new. For me, it’s white and navy in the form of stripes and gingham, as well as brighter color sweaters. They breath life into my wardrobe and make for easy outfits that feel refreshing after the holiday season.
Bright whites make everything pop. I’m a big fan of wearing white because I think it’s flattering on everyone and accentuates the colors worn with it. Wearing white pants with a camel colored sweater is a lovely way to look fresh and polished in the cold days ahead.
Don’t disregard the weather. Winter is a long season, and it technically just started on December 21st. Look to still dress warm and layer, and simply changing your color palette of those items can be enough. For example, I find I wear more neutral and pastel color sweaters after the holidays than primary colors.
Have you ever felt a sense of style fatigue post holiday season?