I’ve had the impression lately that my style might be shifting.

My mindset has changed most significantly, but life has also changed.

I develop a fresh respect for style when changes become permanent and it feels like I’m finally starting a new stage in my life. Or, more accurately, for what style stands for: the relationship between our inner selves and the ways in which we attempt to artistically convey them to those around us.

For me, owning and enjoying the growth on the inside includes displaying a difference on the outer. It’s a chance I’m thankful for.

But what should you do if you want your wardrobe to honour these changes while also reflecting them? What should you do if you’re attempting to spend less, be careful with your purchases, and extend the life of your clothing?

Your fashion

Typically, when we consider styling, we consider complementing or enhancing an ensemble with additional items. a hat, a scarf, a bracelet, and a necklace.

A fantastic method to express your sense of style is through accessories. You know me, though, and I don’t like wearing a lot of accessories.

Instead than adding items to my wardrobe, I style by just changing or tweaking it. Here are my top three modifications:

Put unusual pieces together. It doesn’t have to get out of hand. In truth, I didn’t anticipate to wear clogs with these shorts. I don’t know why, but sometimes I just get the notion that some things shouldn’t be worn together, such as shorts and clogs. But when I tried matching them, this ensemble felt entirely fresh, and I felt fresh in it. Playing outside of the boundaries we unconsciously set is enjoyable.

Alter the way you wear your hair. I’m beginning to think that when it comes to modifying your style, hair has the most influence. Once more, doing this need not include shaving off all of your hair or dying it an outrageous colour (unless you want to). It may be as easy as altering your hairstyle or attempting a braid. You may have noticed on Instagram that I’m working to perfect a messy french braid. It’s a key component of my new fashion strategy, and it always makes my outfits feel brand new.

Adjust the clothing you’re now sporting. Change the way you roll your trousers, tie a knot in your shirt, cuff your sleeves, tuck your shirt in, or try a half-tuck. See what happens if you try each change a little bit differently than you have in the past.

We can feel fresh without changing our wardrobes by styling. This is not to say that we don’t acquire new items along the road; rather, we may respect the garments in our wardrobe and learn how to style them while deliberately incorporating pieces that accurately reflect our style evolution.

In the coming weeks and months, as I work through this “new style” process, I can’t wait to share it with you.

Italian Vogue March 2014 featuring Mirte from Greg Kadel Studios on Vimeo.

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