Five Ways to Mix Up Your Outfits and Unlock Your Style Potential

MIx up your wardrobe

When you style your clothes the same way each time you wear them, after a while that chic outfit that once made you beam at yourself in the mirror, will start to feel tired and worn out. More than likely you have everything you need to put together some fresh looks, but you need to look at your wardrobe from a different perspective. It can be hard to see the potential in your closet when you approach your clothes the same way each time. It’s time to get yourself out of a style rut! Mix up your wardrobe, and you’ll create new looks without spending a dime! Follow my tips to unlock your closet’s potential.

Break Up Your Suit

Style rules say you should always wear a complete suit together so that the jacket or pants wear evenly. However, I have never adhered to this rule. A blazer can be a very versatile piece of clothing, especially when it doesn’t have your suit pants attached to it! Grab your work blazer and throw it over a t-shirt with some jeans or pair it with pants in a different color to create a separate yet coordinated look.

Don’t Try to Match

You would be surprised with how many pieces in your wardrobe actually work well together when you stop trying to match perfectly. Try contrasting colors and patterns to create a chic look. Or consider finding a bold pattern to accent a subtle one or stick to the same color combination. When in doubt, you can always treat stripes as a solid.

Go Monochromatic

When you feel like you have nothing to wear, pull out same-colored pieces in your closet and wear them together. Going monochromatic makes a stylish statement. It’s not about finding the exact same color but shades or hues of one color that work perfectly to complement each other. Try a full-blown monochromatic look and see how many heads you turn.

Pull Out the Sneakers

Sometimes it is not your outfit that needs to be mixed up; it’s your shoe game. Throw on a coordinated pair of sneakers to give your style a new look, but don’t just put on that old pair you normally wear to the gym! Rock your cute weekend sneakers worn to run errands and style them with a dressier look.

Remix Your Accessories

When it comes to changing things up, your accessories can give you that fresh look you’re craving. Pull from the jewelry you would typically wear in the evening and try it out during the day. This can add a glamorous touch to an otherwise casual look. Another way to revive an outfit is by carrying a different color bag. Try a pop of color or even opt for an evening bag with some sparkle instead of your typical black clutch.

Let me know how you mix things up, what are your style tricks for keeping your look fresh?

Stay fabulous,

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Sherita Rankins
Sherita Rankins

Detroit born, NYC based Model, Actress & Host, is the Editor-in-Chief of Busy Wife Busy Life. This fashion expert and former finance professional loves to travel and is a total foodie. When she is not staying “busy” she loves to cook, play tennis and relax on the beach.

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6 Comments

  1. kelsey
    January 26, 2015 / 12:26 pm

    I ADORE these outfits! I definitely consider myself a bit of a rulebreaker when it comes to a lot of fashion looks. Thanks for sharing this!

    Leather & Lipstick

    • busywifebusylife
      January 26, 2015 / 1:30 pm

      So glad you enjoyed the post! It is great to mix it up from time to time to really make a statement. Keep breaking the rules!

  2. Jasmine Cooper
    January 27, 2015 / 12:08 pm

    These are great tips and trips. I love that you said don’t try to match. That makes life a lot more interesting!

    Jas | http://www.JasmineDiane.com

    • busywifebusylife
      January 27, 2015 / 12:45 pm

      Thanks Jasmine! It can be hard to NOT match ..but you are right, it does make things much more interesting!

  3. Kathye
    July 29, 2017 / 5:17 pm

    Loved your ideas need more thanks

    • Sherita
      July 31, 2017 / 3:59 pm

      Thanks Kathye – So glad this was helpful!

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