We all have one. It’s probably hanging up front and center in your closet as you read this. It’s your go-to outfit. The ensemble that fits perfectly, flatters your best features and shows off your personal style.
As much as you love that favorite outfit, something isn’t quite the same. It’s starting to look a little, well, tired.
What you need is a refresher, but you don’t need to update your entire wardrobe. Here are 8 easy ways to revive your favorite, go-to outfits.
Snazz Outfits Up With a Few Accessories
The easiest way to snazz up any outfit is by adding a few accessories. But don’t add just any accessories. The goal is to liven and richen up your go-to outfit, not simply distract from it. A pair of sunglasses from Privé Revaux Eyewear can add an instant cool factor. A glittery belt, like the ones on the Gucci Spring 2018 collection, adds a glam factor to any outfit.
The trick to stick to just a few signature accessories that compliment the outfit without overpowering it. Also, keep in mind where you’ll be going. Accessories have the power to dress an outfit up or down.
Get Pieces Tailored
Over time our bodies change. Age and lifestyle both play a role. Clothing can also stretch and lose its shape after dozens of wears and washes. Your favorite outfit may be looking less than stellar because it doesn’t fit as well as it used to.
Time to visit your neighborhood tailor. It’s truly amazing how much better a piece of clothing looks when it’s tailored to your body. The change can be so dramatic it looks like an entirely new garment.
Get Well-Worn Outfits Dry Cleaned
Sometimes all it takes is a good cleaning to brighten up a seasoned outfit. A good dry cleaner won’t just get out the stains. They’ll condition the fabric to restore it to its former glory and press the clothing for that crisp, just off the rack look.
Wear an Outfit in a New Way
Sometimes you don’t have to change anything about the outfit. You just have to change how you wear it. If your go-to outfit involves a blazer button up if you always wear it open, or roll up the sleeves a few times. Typically wear your shirts tucked in? Try letting your shirt hang loose or tie a button-up shirt into a bow.
Incorporate a New Piece of Clothing
Mixing and matching is another way to spruce up a go-to outfit. Simply add a new piece to your favorite outfit or blend two of your favorite outfits together. Think of how you can complement the style of the outfit while elevating it to a new level and keeping it updated.
Do an Unexpected Shoe
Do you always wear the same shoe with your favorite outfit? Do the shoes go nicely with everything else? Do they blend in rather than standing out? If the answer to any of those questions is yes it’s time to do an unexpected shoe. Swap out that pump for a knee-high boot. Instead of a pair of deck shoes try a pair of metal-studded leather loafers.
Layer on Outerwear
During the fall, winter, and spring you can use layering to your advantage. Adding outwear is almost like adding a second outfit. Sweaters, coats, cardigans, and jackets can give an outfit a surge of style while also keeping you comfortable out in the elements.
Let Socks Do the Talking
Socks are an often overlooked accessory. These days more designers are giving socks the attention they deserve by featuring them on the runway. The pointed pumps with colorful socks trend look like it is going to last for the long-term. Next time you want to add interest to your favorite outfit consider adding a pair of socks.
Having a favorite outfit or two that establishes your signature style is great. But it never hurts to switch things up every once in awhile to keep things interesting!