What to Wear When You’re Sick of Your Winter Clothes

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?

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8 Comments on What to Wear When You’re Sick of Your Winter Clothes

  1. P. Landry & Madison
    January 17, 2019 at 4:12 pm (6 months ago)

    Absolutely loved reading this! We have a lot of good ideas for how to tackle our closet situation!

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    • thedressdecoded
      January 20, 2019 at 6:27 pm (6 months ago)

      Thank you for reading! Glad you could get something out it. It’s a hard time of year to choose what to wear!

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  2. Bianca
    January 17, 2019 at 9:17 pm (6 months ago)

    I totally agree with not knowing what to wear after the holidays! I am so over winter, but it has been so cold. I love the sweater you’re wearing (I have it too). I also find adding more stripes helps transition into spring- i replace plaid shirts with stripes under sweaters!

    Bianca
    https://navyismyneutral-biancab.blogspot.com/

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    • thedressdecoded
      January 20, 2019 at 6:28 pm (6 months ago)

      That’s a great idea too! I find stripes make everything look fresh no matter the season. 🙂

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  3. Rox-Anne
    January 18, 2019 at 10:45 am (6 months ago)

    This post came at just the perfect time! I am in a winter rut and trying to break myself out of it with a new blog post. I went back into the post I published today and added a link to yours as I think it gives quite a few good ideas on how to break out! I’m off to move my closet around! xx Rox-Anne Celebrating This Life

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    • thedressdecoded
      January 20, 2019 at 6:30 pm (6 months ago)

      Thank you so much for posting my blog on yours! I love your post and am enjoying your weekly round up of outfits. 🙂

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  4. Rachel
    January 18, 2019 at 7:35 pm (6 months ago)

    I’m at the point of wearing work out clothes every day. I really needed this. February is one of the coldest months in Korea so there’s still such a long way to go. So looking forward to spring. I need some pinks in my life!

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    • thedressdecoded
      January 20, 2019 at 6:30 pm (6 months ago)

      Thank you so much for reading! Yes, we have a long time to go. Just got our first snow of winter here in Michigan although I’d be just fine with no snow. I’m craving spring!

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