How to Reinvent Your Style & Step Up Your Wardrobe

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If your current style doesn’t make you feel confident and ready to take on each day, it may be time for a refresh.

Looking for a way to take your signature style to the next level? You’ve come to the right place!

In this blog post, we’re breaking down three steps you can take to reinvent your current style and step into the next season as a whole new you.

1. Clean Out Your Entire Wardrobe

Go through your old clothes and decide what makes sense to keep. Or, as Marie Kondo says, what “sparks joy”. One of the best ways to do this is to make three piles of clothing:

  • Keep
  • Donate/sell
  • Throw away

You’ll want to hold yourself accountable and really reminisce on when you last wore each clothing item. Does it fit? Do you feel confident when you wear it? Then keep it! Is it too small or too large? Does it make you feel frumpy or unlike your true self? Then it’s time to let it go.

Letting go of old clothes that you don’t love wearing makes room for new clothes that “spark joy.”

Pro tip: Get rid of anything that you haven’t worn in over 1 year, unless you’re saving it for a special occasion in the future. If you haven’t reached for that old pair of jeans that doesn’t fit right in the last 12 months, it’s unlikely that you’ll reach for them again.

After you’ve created your piles from the pieces in your current wardrobe:

  • Place your “keep” pile back in your closet.
  • Nicely fold your donations for the donation centre.
  • Throw away any clothing that cannot be re-worn.

If you find that you have a lot of recently purchased clothing in good condition but you never reach for them, you should try to sell them! There’s no better feeling than giving your clothing a new life while getting your money back. One of the best places to go to consign your clothing is Armadio by Delia. Armadio by Delia is a consignment store always looking for unique, gently used or previously owned ladies’ fashion, jewellery, footwear, and accessories.

2. Analyze Popular Fashion Trends & Timeless Styles

Now that you have gone through your clothing and decided what to keep and get rid of, it’s time to analyze popular fashion trends and search the market for something that catches your eye so you can reinvent your style.

For example, here are some of the top fashion trends in fall 2022:

  • Colour blocking
  • Platform boots
  • High-rise/wide-leg pants
  • Carpenter pants

Browse through online stores, deep dive into Pinterest, and look at new brands for inspiration on the items you may want to invest in to step up your wardrobe.

While it can be fun to follow some trends, it’s more important to purchase timeless pieces that you’ll love for years to come. These are commonly more basic pieces that stand the test of time as trends change and can be worn in a number of different ways.

Pro tip: Invest more money in timeless pieces than trendy pieces. While you may only be able to wear trendy pieces for a season, you could wear high-quality, timeless pieces for decades. Two of our favourite shops to find timeless pieces are Aldila Boutique and Fashion Addition 14+ as they have clothing from designers such as Joseph Ribkoff, who is celebrating 65 years of sparking confidence in women of any age or size with carefully tailored and stunning garments.

It’s also important to note that before you go shopping, you should know what clothing pieces you need to purchase. Maybe you need a new dress, pair of jeans, suit jacket, shoes, or more–this will improve your shopping experience and help you stick to a budget.

3. Go on a Shopping Spree and Get New Clothes

After you’ve gone through your closet, found inspiration for new outfits, and have an idea of what pieces you think are worth spending money on, it’s time to shop!

Although online shopping is fun, going into stores to find new pieces will ensure you buy clothing that accentuates your body shape and fits you well.

Here are some must-visit clothing, shoes, and accessory shops in Calgary to check out when you’re ready to upgrade your wardrobe:

How to Reinvent Your Wardrobe With Willow Park Village

A variety of clothing at a clothing store.

Ultimately, your new style should be whatever you feel comfortable wearing and clothing that best represents who you are and who you want to be!

Are you ready to enhance your current wardrobe and purchase new outfits that make you feel more confident? If so, there’s no better place to start than Willow Park Village.

At Willow Park Village, we have all the clothing, accessories, and shoe stores you need to amp up your wardrobe and reinvent your style. With 10+ fashion retailers, you are destined to find the perfect pieces to create outfits you’ll love. Stop by Willow Park Village and transform your wardrobe today. We can’t wait to see you!

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