If ya’ll are like me, you’ve experienced the frustration of having “nothing” to wear while staring aimlessly at closets full of clothing. Thus begins the endless, money-sucking cycle: You feel like you have nothing to wear, you spend a bunch of money on new clothing, you’re satisfied for a little while, and then a few months later, you’re back to square one. What’s the deal? Before you start scouring online stores for a completely new wardrobe, it’s important to get to the root of the issue so you can break this budget-busting cycle. Here are some of the main reasons why you feel like you have nothing to wear.
You don’t have enough staple pieces
While shopping for trendy items can be fun, it’s hard to put together a wide variety of outfits without the basics. Trends shift with every season (sometimes every week), which means only shopping for trendy pieces will likely lead to that “nothing to wear” feeling before you know it.
By stocking up on classic staple pieces that will never go out of style, such as a quality pair of dark wash jeans and a little black dress, you can ensure that you’ll always have something to wear even when the seasons shift. Don’t worry, you can always supplement your outfits with trendier pieces, but those basics will serve as a nice, well, base.
Your closet is a mess
Crafting the perfect outfit is extremely challenging if you can’t actually see the clothing in your closet. Whether your closet is packed to the brim with clothing or it’s a disorganized mess—or both—taking the time to properly organize your closet could help eliminate that “I have nothing to wear” feeling.
When organizing your closet, get rid of any clothing that you don’t regularly wear—if it’s been several months since you’ve worn it, trust me, you won’t miss it. While getting rid of clothing when you feel like you have nothing to wear may seem counterintuitive, clearing out the clutter will help you better visualize outfits with the clothing you actually wear.
You’re lacking inspiration
Perhaps the main reason why you feel like you have nothing to wear is due to a lack of inspiration. If, like most people, you have a few dozen articles of clothing in your closet, you can make hundreds of different outfit combinations—several of which you’re bound to like. You just need to get a little creative.
If you feel like you’ve run out of ideas on how to make the clothing in your closet work, it’s time to search for some outside inspiration. Try checking out some of the countless fashion blogs and websites such as Pinterest that will provide you with ideas on unique ways to style the items in your closet.