It might be that you’ve noticed your wardrobe is starting to wear a little thin. Not in terms of the quality, comfort or perhaps even utility of the clothing it houses, but maybe in how variant the styles are. You might find yourself mostly wearing only 1-3 different types of color, or perhaps you wear similar clothes each and every day. Adding a little youth to your wardrobe might help rejuvenate things a little. We are going into winter, granted, but that doesn’t mean you have to dress in a dull fashion. Many style blogs writing at the start of summer will usually suggest that ‘now is the now for you to bring your colors out in full bloom!’ but that implies we were dressing in only dark or drab tones for the previous six months.
Color is everything in a wardrobe, provided they help you craft many matching outfits. It might be that adding a little youth to your wardrobe can help you remind yourself to stay young at heart, to be more passionate, and to remember that unbridled sense of optimism. Sometimes, you need to dress how you want to feel. Consider our advice:
A Fun Watch
If you’re familiar with the Dan Brown Robert Langdon anthologies (a fiction series for those who are unaware,) you’ll notice that the lead character, portrayed on the big screen by Tom Hanks (who better?) was in the habit of wearing a Mickey Mouse watch, despite being a Harvard graduate and all around smart, mature guy. Why did he do this? To remind himself that time is simply a flow of energy, and that his youthful, creative spirit needn’t be tempered by it one iota.
Why not follow suit? You might not decide to use a Disney character or anything so on-the-nose for this to be worthwhile, but it can be more than worthwhile to wear a watch with a personal engraving, a message of comfort, or simply something inherited that might not be the MOST fashionable thing you could wear today. A fun watch, something you wear a number of times a day, can be a wonderful addition to any wardrobe, and keep you feeling youthful despite your constant reminder of time passing.
A little tasteful accessorizing can add a little vibrance and color to your wardrobe. It can help you tie an outfit together. Why not decide to wear more jewelry if you usually don’t, something fabulous like feather earrings? Why not wear a form of sparkly necklace if you wish, or perhaps even purchase bangles to rock it old school? A little accessorizing can help you express yourself in mico-ways and gives you that sense of celebration integral to a youthful outlook.
A pair of fun dress socks can help you pay homage to your favorite cartoons, memes or cultural icons, and better yet can be worn even in an office environment. Right now, somewhere in the world, there is likely a lawyer working on a professional case with a pair of Disney or Spiderman socks on right now. The thought of this might bring them some childish relief, and we can all do with this from time to time. If you haven’t at least one set of comfortable, novel socks in your drawer, consider this your invitation to try. This, alone, can add plenty of youth to your wardrobe.
With these simple tips, adding a little youth to your wardrobe is sure to be nothing if not worthwhile.