Getting stuck in a rut happens to everybody. One way to get out of a rut is to get some outside help. Somebody else can see the gems in your closet much easier than you can. I’ll go to a client’s house who has said, “I have nothing to wear.” After I spend a couple of hours putting new looks together she realises she has a lot of great outfits.
Here are some ideas you may want to try to first. Even the smallest change can create big results.
1. Are you someone who feels afraid to make changes? The solution is to take small action steps. You don’t have to buy a whole new wardrobe. You could buy one pair of new shoes. Or you could purchase one pair of trousers in a pattern or a colour that’s not your basic neutrals. Just one thing. When you wear those shoes or those trousers, you’ll feel rejuvenated.
2. Take a break from your make-up routine. Go to a makeup counter - (Bobbi Brown would be my suggestion) and let someone with fresh eyes give you suggestions. One new technique or one new lip colour can make you feel rejuvenated and more confident. We’re never too old to learn new tricks!
3. Do you have a strong sense of loyalty? Have you been using the same sales assistant at the same store or local boutique for years? That loyalty can be keeping you from seeing something new. It could be that another person could offer you fresh, insightful solutions or style suggestions. How about shopping in a new store. Walk in and scope out the sales people. Walk around and see if you can spot someone whose style you like and then give her a problem or two that you’re having. See what solutions she comes up with.
4. You need to be prepared to feel differently when you’re coming out of a rut. When you try on something that’s out of your comfort zone, you may feel nervous, or excited! This is the time to pause and have a conversation with yourself. What’s stopping you from wearing this new style, colour or accessory? Maybe this new look is the real you; the part of you that’s wanted to be expressed for a while. Give yourself a chance. Don’t put the brakes on. Experiment and have fun.
Find someone to help! I’d love to help support you in finding ways to get out of your rut.