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Picking out your clothes and getting dressed can feel like a daunting process when you no longer love anything in your closet. Since getting rid of everything and starting anew isn’t realistic for most of us, a simple wardrobe reboot can breathe new life into your attire and make it feel less burdensome to get ready in the morning. If you live at The Riverfront Apartments at Promenade Park, you’re near some of downtown Fort Wayne’s best shopping and consignment stores to provide you with plenty of inspiration. Here are some tips for refreshing your wardrobe without a lot of unnecessary stress or expense.

Purge and Declutter
Start by going through your current wardrobe and removing items you no longer wear, don't fit, or are out of style. This will create space for new pieces and make it easier to see what you have to work with.

Identify Your Style
It’s usually not a great idea to buy something on impulse that’s unlike anything else you own. Take some time to reflect on the type of clothing you feel most confident and comfortable in. Embrace the concept of a capsule wardrobe, in which a small collection of similar items can go a long way.

Create a Mood Board
Use platforms like Pinterest to create a mood board of outfits, colors, and styles that inspire you. This will help you visualize the direction you want to take with your new wardrobe.

Mix and Match
Experiment with pairing different items in your wardrobe to make old pieces feel new again. Sometimes, the right combination is already in your closet!

Accessories like scarves, jewelry, belts, and hats can significantly alter the look of an outfit. Consider investing in a few versatile accessories to change things up.

Invest in Basics
Having some quality basics can make it easier to mix and match with your trendier statement pieces and should form the foundation of your wardrobe. Think solid color tees, well-fitting jeans, and versatile cardigans and jackets.

Try New Colors
If you tend to stick to certain colors, consider introducing new shades into your wardrobe. Now that it’s almost fall, you might want to add some new trending colors. According to trend forecasting company WGSN, key colors this season include cobalt, sage, lavender, and apricot.

Shop Secondhand or Vintage
Thrift stores, consignment shops, and online vintage marketplaces like Poshmark and ThredUp can be treasure troves for unique and affordable clothing pieces that you wouldn't find in mainstream stores.

Explore Trends
While it's important to stay true to your personal style, incorporating a few current trends can give your wardrobe an updated feel. Again, don't go overboard with trends that don't align with your preferences.

Invest in Statement Pieces
Look for one or two statement pieces that stand out and can be the focal point of an outfit. This could be a bold jacket, a unique pair of shoes, or a vibrant accessory.

Consider Tailoring
Sometimes, a simple alteration can completely transform a piece of clothing you’re not wearing because it's slightly too long, too loose, or ill-fitting. If you’re not handy with a needle and thread yourself, ask around your friend group or check online reviews for a skilled tailor in the area. There are plenty in Greenwood to choose from!

Experiment with Layers
Fall is the time for light layers that can add depth and complexity to your outfits. Try layering different textures, lengths, and styles to create a new, interesting look.

Shop Thoughtfully
When adding new pieces to your wardrobe, opt for quality over quantity. Invest in items that you truly love and that can serve multiple purposes in your wardrobe.

Set a Budget
Determine how much you're willing to spend on refreshing your wardrobe and stick to it. This will prevent you from overspending and help you make more thoughtful choices.

Take Your Time
Refreshing your wardrobe doesn't have to happen all at once. Take your time to find pieces that resonate with you and reflect your style.

If you’re here because your wardrobe and your living situation need a refresh, you’re in the right place! The Riverfront at Promenade Park is a new luxury apartment community in a prime location right at Promenade Park in downtown Fort Wayne. The designer flooring, lighting, and fixtures, as well as the California closets, will add even more delight to your morning routine. Call for a tour and reserve your new home today: 260-222-4193.