The Cure for Wardrobe Paralysis

A New York Love Affair :: Wardrobe Remix

The tail end of summer might be the toughest time for wardrobes everywhere. By now, you’ve worn your summer clothes to death, so I guarantee you’re staring into your closet with severe wardrobe paralysis — the very real unfounded belief that you have nothing to wear (no need to deny it, this is a safe space). The answer shouldn’t be “that’s OK I’ll just go buy something new”. And even if that was your cure, stores are already in full-blown fall mode, and the weather is still just too warm for all those lovely layers.

A New York Love Affair :: Wardrobe Remix

A New York Love Affair :: Wardrobe Remix

This is when you need to think outside the box a little bit … conjure up some sartorial magic that will pull together new looks worth celebrating! Remember when I blew your mind with the two-in-one dressToday I’m taking another page from that playbook spell book, and turning my maxi dress into a skirt!

A New York Love Affair :: Wardrobe Remix

A New York Love Affair :: Wardrobe Remix

Dress (skirt): Eliza J | Top: Banana Republic | Belt: Francesca’s | Clutch: Dor L’Dor | Necklace: Rocksbox | Watch: March Jacobs | Bracelet: Stella & Dot

 

You may recognize this print from my trip to Sanibel earlier this year. Don’t get me wrong, it is a fabulous standalone dress (which is currently on sale!), but apart from throwing a sweater or jacket over it, there’s not much you can do to switch up the look. Unless … you force yourself to get a little creative!

I folded the top half of the dress inward, turning the dress into a maxi skirt! Since the pattern is so bold and playful on it’s own, I picked a simple navy tank as my look’s “new” top. Throw on a belt to keep everything together and voila! A whole new look.

A New York Love Affair :: Wardrobe Remix

A New York Love Affair :: Wardrobe Remix

A New York Love Affair :: Wardrobe Remix

Don’t let negativity in the morning win! There is always something to wear, and always a new way to wear it! As much as I condone shopping (I am the best shopping partner if you want help rationalizing pretty much any purchase), there are definitely cheaper free solutions out there if you just experiment.

What are some of your cures for wardrobe paralysis?

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