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Are you a serial outfit repeater? Break your style rut!

The tips and tricks to mix it up.
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As we’re a quarter of the way through 2023, the new-year-new-me concept is either well underway or, like us, quite the opposite. Instead, we find ourselves wearing and repeating that linen dress, blazer or go-to chunky sandals – just us?

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That’s not to say there is anything wrong with that; finding your capsule wardrobe is what we preach. However, that doesn’t mean you should stop experimenting and having fun with fashion. After all, our style is always changing to meet our needs and wants. So, don’t ditch your curated capsule – stick to your go-to uniforms, but consider a new formula if you’re feeling flat. We suggest trying one part classic to one part statement-maker. Here’s some styling tricks to help you hit reset.

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Shop Smart 

Mys Tyler, the social shopping app disrupting the traditional way to shop, has added another platform. Data from the Mys Tyler app – what women are wearing, buying and loving – has been used to help find what brands work for you in an accessible web format. Simply type in your details including height and size, and the fit algorithm will serve up the top brands worn by women with the same height and size. It takes the guesswork out of buying new brands or finding a style you haven’t tried before!

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Just One 

If you’re longing to wear that bold colour or break out a print and not sure how, just try one thing at a time. The neutral base with a print is a fail-safe option and can be tried and tested with affordable brands, op-shop finds or just in the changing room of your favourite store. 

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Try a Trend 

Not all fashion trends are unattainable or just for Gen Z – there are plenty that are accessible or may even be hiding in your wardrobe already, so it pays to check your closets before you buy! Also, “new trends” doesn’t necessarily have to mean new items; they can just be about how you wear something or style it. For example, this recent international fashion month we saw loads of double-denim styling and even simple knitted sweaters around neck and shoulders – an easy one to try this winter! So whether you wear something a new way or swap in some trending pieces while they’re hot, never completely overhaul your look – instead sprinkle them into your capsule. 

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Decjuba jacket | AUD$149.95 

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Accessory Switch 

Refreshing your look is as simple as swapping out your favourite shoe and bag more often. If you have a cupboard full of cute shoes and bags and you find you’re still taking the same tote everywhere or slipping on the same flats, focus on styling those into your everyday wardrobe to not only get more wear out of them but also update your look. For example, try styling your favourite jeans and T-shirt look with a bright tote and heels. Or pair a contrasting heel with a power suit and finish with some texture in your bag of choice. These little tweaks will revive your style and get you motivated to change up your look.

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Kate Spade bag | AUD$599 | BUY NOW

LMS x Nadia Fairfax heels | AUD$240 | BUY NOW

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Remember….

  1. Fashion is fun, so don’t take it too seriously! 
  2. Wear the nice things any day of the week.
  3. It pays to shop alone when finding new pieces as you won’t have external or outdated opinions to keep you in your rut! 
  4. Try shopping your own wardrobe – you’ll be amazed at how many great things you have if you pull it all out and host your own styling session with yourself and a glass of wine!

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