I have banged on about it many times, but moving countries and going from having an entire wardobe at your disposal to a rail of a select few favourites has been a sartorial challenge. I know, first world problems and all that but still, I'm not gonna lie, it has got on my nerves at times. Big wardrobe or
1. Borrow from your boyfriend/friend/mum/sister
When 'I've got nothing to wear' fear strikes, having a little look in someone else's wardrobe can give you a flash of inspiration -even if it's only a hat/shirt/pair of socks.
2. Layer, layer, layer
Simple things like wearing a shirt under a jumper over a dress or playing with proportions and wearing a long t-shirt under a jumper and pair of trousers mixes things up and makes them more interesting.
3. Think Outside the Box
Thought your joggers were only for
4. Get Inspired
It sounds blatantly obvious, but having a folder/Tumblr/Pinterest board where you can keep all your fave looks in one place is so helpful. It's the first place I turn to when my fashion brain is turned off, and can give you great ideas, often using stuff you already own but worn in a way you hadn't considered.
5. Mix up Day & Night
A bit similar to tip 3, but not looking at your wardobe in terms of day outfits and night outfits can give you loads more options. For example, a strapless party dress looks really cute with a t-shirt and a chunky necklace, and I actually prefer glitter and sparkle with over-sized shirts or brogues. As many fashion editors will no doubt tell you, it's all about the high-low mix.
This can be as simple as adding some studs onto a top, cutting off sleeves or distressing your jeans. Handy if there's something you are going to throw out which could become a completely new piece of clothing with a few tweaks.
Last but not least, don't forget the accessories, again sounds obvious but it's surprising how your clothes can look totally different with belts, jewellery, even hair and make-up. Plus if you are on a budget it's much cheaper to buy small bits and bobs and still feel like you're wearing something new.