Saturday, July 24, 2010

Stuck in a Style Rut?!?!?!?

A style rut can happen at any age anytime. It happens when you get stuck in one way of thinking and dressing, without notice of the changes that have happened to you and around you.
There are a few different style ruts that we tend to get stuck in:

The Comfort Rut: where you can’t be bothered to try any new looks, you just grab your easy clothes and chuck them on. Often you are scared to change because you don’t know what will suit you. For example, do you look at your wardrobe see mostly one colour or mostly one or two styles of clothing?
The Busy Rut: when you are too busy to even think about clothes, so you wear the same thing over and over again and you know that you don’t feel great in your clothes or if they are really ‘you’, but you don’t have time to figure it all out by yourself… where do you even start?
The Flash Back Rut: where you look like you just stepped out of a past fashion decade… “Excuse me, the 80’s called and they’d like their perm and mullets back!” You haven’t moved on and it’s clearly noticeable. You are a bit oblivious to this, but also a bit scared to try something new.
The Mutton Rut: You’ve all heard of the saying “Mutton dressed as Lamb”. It sounds harsh of course, but really it’s just when you know you looked good in a certain style and you find it hard to let go of that, even though your body and looks have likely changed. In this rut, you are often dressing in too young a look for your age. We’re all for stylish looking ladies of all ages, but there are some things that are appropriate, and some that aren’t.
How to tell if you are in a style rut....
You are totally uninspired by what you see in your wardrobe.
You end up buying an item when you already have several others just like it at home.
Your wardrobe could have a past decade.
You hardly ever think of wearing other colours or styles.
You just feel that clothes and style are not your thing.
You can’t remember the last time you did something different with your hair, makeup or clothes.

Life is always changing around us. Fashion changes, our body shape changes, our personality or our lifestyle may change, and we need to be able to adapt to these changes, and still reflect who we really are in the way we dress and present ourselves.

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