Most of us like to treat ourselves to some new drip every now and then—that exclusive pair of sneakers, those hot hoop earrings. But sometimes, our closets need a little more TLC than a new accessory can provide. That’s when it’s time to go to war to elevate or recreate our wardrobe from the ground up.
Not sure if it’s time to go hard on crafting some fresh new looks? Keep an eye out for these signs it’s time to refresh your wardrobe.
Your Old Clothes Are Struggling
When you find a look that slaps, you can’t help but wear it until it’s on its last leg. But eventually, you’re left with clothes that look like they just came out of a fistfight with your dryer. We think people should wear what they want, but you have to admit that holes in your shirt pits aren’t exactly Gucci.
If all your clothes are struggling with one of these issues, it’s a sign it’s time to give your wardrobe a refresh:
- Unwanted holes in clothes
- Material is threadbare
- Clothes that are supposed to be soft are rough
- Your zipper is broken
- Soles of shoes are worn down
If you’re holding on to worn, ripped, or broken-down clothes because you think you can just fix them later, it’s time to be honest with yourself. You’re not going to do it. Let it go and make way for some brand-new drip.
It’s a New Season
Designers tend to put out new clothes at the start of a new season, especially at the beginning of fall and spring. And to be honest, people can get way too pretentious about wearing things that are “in season.”
Ignoring the bougie fashion police, though, it makes sense to switch out your clothes when the weather goes from hot to cold or cold to hot. So why not use the changing weather as an excuse to get some new threads for the new season? Look for the essentials, like outerwear when the weather cools off or open shoes when it warms up.
Pro Tip: Mix It Up
Just because the weather is starting to get cold doesn’t mean you’ll never need warm-weather clothes or vice versa. When you’re changing up your wardrobe for a new season, make sure you keep a few style pieces from the other season, like a track jacket for the spring or a pair of women’s streetwear shorts for fall.
There Are Pieces Missing
Everyone’s style is their own, but there are some clothes that belong in everyone’s wardrobe. It’s not about looking like everyone else—i’s about having a look for every occasion. This is what we’re talking about:
- A pair of boots
- A jacket for when it’s cool
- A coat for when it’s cold
- An outfit for dates
- A t-shirt you can wear under everything
- Jewelry that will elevate any look
When there are pieces missing from your wardrobe, you usually notice. If there are situations when you’re standing in front of the closet for twenty minutes, it’s time to give yourself a few more options.
There Has Been a Change in Your Life
Your clothes should serve your lifestyle. If you’re hitting the b-ball courts on the daily, you’ve got to have the kicks to support your jump shot. If you spend a lot of time outside, you need to have clothes that will keep you looking hot even when the weather gets cold.
When you have a shift in your lifestyle, it’s a good idea to make sure your current wardrobe will still serve the new you. Here are a few lifestyle changes that may give you an excuse to go on a shopping run:
- You just started dating
- You’re getting more active
- You moved to a place that gets warmer or colder than where you lived before
- You got a new job
- You started performing as a musician
Finding new clothes for a new lifestyle is practical, but it’s a mind game too. Change is hard, even good change. And when you find the look that makes you feel hot to trot, you’ll have the confidence you need to walk into your new situation with style.
You’re Reinventing Yourself
But why wait until your whole life changes to reinvent yourself? Sometimes, you hit a point in your life when you decide you’re the one who’s got to change. Maybe you’ve spent your whole life hiding because of an insecurity, or you’ve just ended a relationship that you’re better off without.
First off, congratulations! Taking steps to be the bigger, better you isn’t easy, but we know you’re going to rock it. And if you’re looking to become the best you, you want a look as fly as you suddenly feel. Ditch the clothes that represent everything you don’t like about the old you and embrace the looks you love the wear.
You’ve Had a Weight Change
Now, let’s be clear about one thing: we are not about body shaming around here. Whether you’re a size 0 or a size 18, we think every inch of you is hot AF. If you want to wear an outfit that “isn’t ideal for your body type,” go for it! Don’t let anyone tell you how to live your life.
When we’re talking about reinventing your wardrobe because you gained or lost a lot of weight, all we’re talking about is size. No one wants to wear pants that are falling off because they’re too big or a shirt that’s choking you out because it’s too tight. Look for the looks that fit and showcase all of you.
You’re Not Feeling It Anymore
Refreshing your wardrobe doesn’t have to be this whole soul-searching thing. Sometimes, the fits you thought were dope back in the day just don’t hit the way they used to. Or you bought clothes that you thought you’d like but don’t now that you’re wearing them.
There’s no point in standing around, trying to make yourself like something you just don’t. Life’s too short. If you don’t like your wardrobe, ditch it. And if you need help building it back up from the ground, you know Rockstar Original has got your back.