If you're like me and want to shake things up a bit, here are some tips to help you venture out of your clothing comfort zone:
Plan your outfit the night before. Planning is king when it comes to trying different looks and breaking a fashion rut, but you don't need to set aside a huge chunk of time or even fully plan out an outfit. All you have to do is look at your wardrobe the day or night before and pick out a couple of pieces that might look nice together or pieces that you haven't worn in a while but would like to. Put these somewhere in your room you'll clearly be able to see them for the next day and voila, you'll be wearing different style combos daily with barely any extra effort.
Find outfit inspiration from others. Places like Instagram, Youtube and Pinterest are amazing inspiration resources. When I want to change things up, I like to find people on Youtube or Instagram with a different sense of style than mine and look at their outfits and how they're pairing pieces; doing this is a great way to get an injection of creativity style-wise. Some of my favourites are Sincerely Jules (@sincerelyjules) and Jessica Stein (@tuulavintage).
Embrace difference, from within your comfort zone. I've never been a dresses or skirts kind of girl. Jeans and shorts I love, but when it comes to dresses and skirts I just don't tend to feel as comfortable. Gradually, I've come to realise it's all about balance and now even I (the anti-dress girl) have been known to don a dress every now and then. How do I do it? It's a cheeky game I like to call "You can wear anything as long as you throw your favourite coat/jacket/cardigan on top." It's not uncommon to have items that only look good with certain other pieces, and this is sort of the same thing. Rather than me never wearing dresses, I now wear them under coats. Yes, they're 50% hidden by my coat but hey, I'm still wearing one and changing things up! The trick behind this idea is that the longer you wear something the more you start to feel comfortable, so eventually you'll feel content with an item of clothing that you originally wouldn't touch with a ten foot pole.
Let me know if you found this post helpful, and if you have any tips and tricks of your own for breaking a fashion rut, feel free to leave them below!