When it comes to my wardrobe, my hair (wait – maybe my life in general?)… I can be impulsive, but I wouldn’t classify it as a ‘bad’ character trait.
Constant change keeps me feeling motivated and creative. When my outfits start feeling repetitive and lacklustre, I feel a bit ‘meh’ in general. Not because I have retail therapy withdrawals, but because I always like to feel like I’m moving forward – pushing boundaries and challenging myself to try new things.
It’s why I relaunched CHRONICLES OF HER late last year and I guess you could say it’s the driving force behind my new hair.
But this new short, dark brunette bob with bangs has brought about more change than I anticipated – I feel like a different person! I think it gives these pieces from Chloe’s new capsule collection for NET-A-PORTER a tougher tomboy edge (whereas my textured blonde hair would’ve made it more beachy).
So if you’re in the mood for a change (maybe to tie-in with the new season?) then try one (or all!) of the below for an instant style update.
NEW HAIR – WHO DIS?
Let’s start with the most obvious one – a daring hair change will definitely spice things up. I went all or nothing, but you don’t have to go that far. Try a fringe, a shade lighter or darker, a more ‘blunt’ cut, or more texture. Spend some time collating references – I spent a lot of time trawling Instagram and filing hair I like in my ‘Saved’ posts. The more the better – someone’s hair can look different in every picture, so save as many as you can.
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I’VE BEEN TWEAKING MY STYLE ‘VIBE’
The key here is to find a pretty specific new influence to subtly filter into your wardrobe. At the moment I’m going for feminine French vibes – so this floaty blouse is perfect.
This obviously doesn’t mean changing your whole wardrobe, but adding one or two pieces that you can mix back with things you already own. You’ll be surprised how much this small change (potentially pared with updated hair?) will make you feel different.
I’M FINDING NEW WAYS TO WEAR OLD THINGS
No money? No problem. Finding cool new and inventive ways to wear things I already own is one of my favourite ways to breathe new life into my wardrobe. E.g. wearing an oversized boyfriend shirt off the shoulders (thank you Victoria Houllis for the idea). Instagram and CHRONICLES’ STREET 365 section holds endless inspiration here, and if you haven’t tried these 9 outfit hacks using things you already own yet – you should!
MAKE A STYLE MOODBOARD
Include everything from interiors, to scenery, to editorials and images that just convey a certain ‘mood’ you like. Again, I’ve been doing this in my ‘Saved’ posts on Instagram. I find it really helps inform your wardrobe purchases when you have a visual cue to go off.
Are you craving a style update? How do you keep your look feeling fresh? Let me know below in the comments – I love reading them!