7 Easy Tips for When You Have Nothing to Wear

Silvana Patrick
by Silvana Patrick
10 Minutes

We've all experienced that frustrating moment when we stand in front of a full closet and feel we have nothing to wear.

It's a common dilemma, and often, the reason behind this feeling is the disconnection between our wardrobe and our true style.

Instead of looking outside, we should look within our closet and reconnect with what we truly love to wear.

Here are 7 practical tips to help you navigate those "nothing to wear" moments and rediscover your unique style.

Closet pieces

1. Change your mindset

Don’t look at your clothes as items that compose an outfit. Look at them as tools.

White shoes are a tool to brighten an otherwise dark look. A blazer is something that can add refinement to an outfit. This small shift in perspective will make dressing much easier.

2. Foundation

You need to figure out which pieces make up the foundation of your wardrobe. These should be pieces that are timeless and versatile.

These will be the anchors of your outfits. You can use these clothes as the base of the outfit and add statement pieces depending on what vibe you feel like creating with the look.

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3. Statement pieces

Once you’ve got the foundation of the outfit out of the way it’s time to think about the statement pieces. Statement pieces steer an outfit in a particular direction.

If you’re feeling romantic you can add a flowy, flowery piece. If you are feeling hip and modern, choose a statement piece that reflects that.


4. The finishing touches

Now you need something to finish the overall look and create cohesion between all the pieces. These should be the pieces that most closely represent who you are.

It can be a scarf or some other accessory. You would be surprised how something small can make such a large impact on how you express yourself.

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5. Closet vibes

Open your closet and get a feel for the vibe your wardrobe transmits. Often everything will be giving off the same monotonous vibe. That is why you feel like you have nothing to wear.

If you are a person who tends to wear neutrals try to experiment a bit with colors and textures. Experiment on weekends and holidays. Step out of your comfort zone.

This will free you of preconceived notions you have of yourself.

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6. What’s your go-to outfit

We all have a go-to outfit that we wear over and over because we feel comfortable in it.

The problem with comfort is it can lead to stagnation in style. Try to find different ways to style your pieces so you don’t get tired of them.

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7. The three-word method

Define your style with three descriptive words that resonate with you. These words can be "elevated," "classic," "sexy," or any combination that suits your personality.

When selecting an outfit, check if it aligns with all three of your style words, ensuring your look authentically represents you.

What to wear when you have nothing to wear

Next time you find yourself in front of your closet, feeling like you have nothing to wear, remember these seven tips.

Embrace your wardrobe as a source of self-expression, build a strong foundation, and infuse your outfits with your unique style.

By following these steps, you'll not only make dressing easier but also reconnect with your fashion identity, ultimately feeling confident and stylish every day.


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