A STYLE RUT

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We have all been there at some point in the year, the dreaded style rut! For me it happens just before we are heading into the next season. I don't know what to wear, I've had enough of my current season cothes and there is just nothing in the shops that inspires me. This time it hit me about a week ago and it hit me hard, so much so I'm still yet to find my groove with the trends and more importantly fit the new season trends into my style.

Like anyone who goes through this, you just have to figure it out as you go. I am always wanting to add new pieces to my current wardrobe but with any new season brings new trends and thats where I need to figure out which ones I want to invest in and update my style. It's no surprise that new trends can feel overwhelming, for example this season saw designers really experiment with luxe fabrics, glitter, metallics and head to toe one colour outfits. So if like me you are feeling like you need to ease yourself into these trends here's my advice:

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Try a new colour.
For the average woman, we are not going to rock a full head to toe red or purple look to work, it's just not workable for us. But this doesn't mean you can't take elements of red and wear a red top with black trousers or a pair of pink heels with your suit to work. Like here I took inspiration from the Louis Vuitton catwalk show with this electric blue satin top. Instead of a full blue look, I've paired this top with some black jeans to offset this whole look. If colour isn't your thing, another big trend for this season is checks and suiting. Just by adding a check blazer over the top of a dress or jeans and t-shirt you have updated an old look.

Mix up your style.
From time to time a style rut can extend to hair and make-up, so the best way to combat this is to get booked in to see a hair stylist. Get a consultation and they will advise you new colours and hairstyles which will work for you. I recently had my hair done and my hairdresser Ky knows me well enough to know that I love to experiment with my hair. So this time he has taken me grey! He has still bleached my hair and the grey will fade over the next couple of weeks, but for now I am fully grey and I love it! Sometimes all you need is a new haircut and colour to feel brand new again.

Back to basics.
If both of these two tips fail and you really are in a proper rut with your style, my advice is to go back to the basics. Take any trend-driven pieces out of your wardrobe and strip your look back to basic items such as white shirts, classic jeans, t-shirts, ankle boots etc. By taking your wardrobe back to these basics items you can start to re-build your style from the bottom up.

Please let me know if you have experienced a style rut and leave any advice below how to conquer it.

Joey x

BLUE SATIN TOP - H&M

JEANS - WHISTLES

VELVET HEELS - MONSOON

VELVET BAG - MONSOON