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Few things can be more disheartening than looking in your wardrobe and finding nothing to wear. Not only can it be frustrating, but a lack of choice can also dent your self-esteem.

If you want to wear something that makes you ooze self-confidence, the time has come to transform your wardrobe. For a little help doing so, find out how to shake up your style in 2018.

Clean Out Your Closet

The first thing you must do is clean out your closet. Pull out every garment in your wardrobe and be strict when it comes to throwing away an item. Maybe you’re hanging onto a pair of pants due to their expensive price tag, but you know you’ll never wear them. Or maybe you have an old blouse that reminds you of your twenties, but you’ve outgrown it. If you’re not wearing it, donate it to charity or throw it in the trash, so you can make way for a brand-new style that will improve your self-esteem.

Invest in Staple Items

The more staple items you have in your wardrobe, the easier it is to play with your style. Once you have cleaned out your closet, you must invest in core, high-quality items that are interchangeable. For example, a beautiful, neutral blouse could look fantastic with a pair of well-made skinny jeans, a pencil skirt or a tailored jacket. Other staple items to add to your wardrobe include a white tee, trench coat, fitted sweater, black wool trousers and denim jeans.

Choose the Right Clothing for Your Body Shape

Every person’s body is unique, which is why you must celebrate yours. Rather than hiding your curves away under a baggy sweater, wear an outfit that complements your hourglass body shape such as a wrap dress. However, miniskirts and bright-colored tights will look good on those with a straight or rectangular body type. If you dress for your body shape, you will ooze style and sophistication.

Pick a Signature Style

Picking a signature look will help you to stand out from the crowd when it comes to style. Indeed, this is especially key if you want to make an impression in your industry, as one item could make people notice you and remember your name.

For example, many poker stars have embraced unique fashion trends to make a statement and stand apart from their competitors, such as a cowboy hat or scarf. So, you could become synonymous with red lipstick, a specific color or a 1950s style. The choice is yours.

Pick a Signature Style

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Select the Right Colors for Your Skin Tone

Have you ever heard someone say blue is their color or that they cannot get away with wearing orange? That’s probably because the color might be clashing with their natural skin tone. Many people, however, often pick up a garment because they like it and don’t take into account whether a color will complement their complexion or wash them out.

When choosing to clothe for your closet, you must decide whether a hue will suit your skin tone. For instance, if you have a warm complexion, you should wear olive, coral, cream, and honey colors. However, if you have a cool skin tone, you’d be better suited to blue, lavender, gray and rose shades. There are, however, colors that can complement almost every skin tone, such as light blush pink, teal, and eggplant purple.

Stand Out with Your Accessories

Accessories can add a touch of diversity to your looks. Kate Middleton is a perfect example, as she regularly wears the same outfits but adorns different accessories and hairstyles to transform her look. So, if you want to wear a white tee with a pair of dark skinny jeans, glam up your style with a statement necklace or a brightly colored handbag or heels. They can tie a look together, which can make every street your personal runway.

So, now you know how to shake up your style, all that’s left to do is transform your closet. So, say goodbye to garments you’ll never wear again and embrace new and different looks that suit your personality, skin tone and body shape.

About The Author:

Stacey Smith is the freelance health writer. She is passionate to write about women’s health, dental health, diabetes, endocrinology and nutrition and provide in-depth features on the latest in health news for medical clinics and health magazines.

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