What to wear in January when you are sick of your wardrobe

Hands up who is completely bored of the content of their wardrobes and has no idea what to wear in January now all the sparkle and glitter of the festive season is far behind us? I always struggle so much knowing what to wear in January. The weather is miserable, we’re all suffering with winter blues, and seriously lacking any motivation or inspiration. We’re supposed to be feeling all brand new but feeling as grey as an old badger.

So friends, if you like me are also staring into your wardrobe in the mornings feeling as miserable as a bandicoot then it’s time for a shake up! Here, Katie Moore stylist at stylepathldn shares helps us cut through the drudgery and shares with us what to wear in January when you are sick of the contents of your wardrobe.

Wardrobe detox

First up, Katie advises we get brutal with a wardrobe detox. It’s as simple as doing the below:

1) Clear out and make sure you know exactly what you have

2) Try things on! Especially anything you aren’t sure on

3) Be ruthless! 

Once you’ve done that, then it’s time to….

Build your capsule wardrobe

Forget having a thousand things you never wear jamming up your wardrobe. It’s time to streamline. No clue? Fret not. Here Moore breaks down exactly what you need:

1) New jeans

Are you still squeezing into your old skinny’s? Try some new shapes… wide leg and kick flares are definitely shapes for SS22! 

2) Quilted waistcoats

These go over anything and looks very chic. Too hot, too cold… waistcoats can solve all your temperature problems. 

3) Colour

Do you need some colour in your world? If you know what colours suit you then great! If not, try having a colour consultation. 

4) Chunky boots

Get out of your trainers and stomp the streets!! Chunky boots can be styled with anything, dresses, jeans or skirts… easy chic winning! 

What to wear in January
70’s Button Patch Pocket Flare Jean, Warehouse, now £29, Chunky Sole Leather Chelsea Boots, & Other Stories, now £75, JDY quilted longline gilet, ASOS, £30

5) Buy a new frock

I believe in elegance and beautiful silhouettes, buying the right dress can make you feel a million dollars. Invest in a shape that suits you.   

6) Leather trousers

As we become increasingly re-accustomed to jam-packed social calendars, we’re gravitating towards multipurpose pieces that have day-to-night wearability. Leather trousers are the perfect do-it-all.

7) Modern knitted dress 

They are everywhere and rightly so, is there anything more appreciated and appropriate for January? Opt for an oversized chunky knit for extreme comfort or a fine gauge body clinger for an evening look. Perfect. 

8) Bags of envy

My top tip is to invest in a bag, save up and then splurge. There is a big trend towards vegan friendly bags and the demand for sustainability within the industry. 

What to wear in January
Leather-effect Straight Trousers, Mango, £35.99, Recycled Crossbody Circle Handbag in Lizard Print, La Redoute, now £19.50, Cosy Cable Crew Neck Knitted Dress Brown, Monsoon now £49

So time to shake off the blah and get back into the swing with a little bit of style. Personally we are all over the idea of leather trousers and knitted dresses. How about you? Stay tuned for more style inspiration over on our Instagram community here.

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9 thoughts on “What to wear in January when you are sick of your wardrobe

  • I want to toss my entire wardrobe but since I can’t afford to lol I will do as you suggested. I have to go through and see what’s what in there and what can still fit.

  • Yes, to wearing leather trousers. I just recently bought some and I get so many compliments about them.

  • I did that too this year…I wanted to start with a fresh wardrobe and I gave away pieces I hadn’t worn in year even if I did like them. It’s hard letting go but it really helps your mood when things are clear and organized. It also helps get dressed in the mornings when you know what to wear and have a capsule on rotation. Great tips!

  • truth be told, i still haven’t worn any of the outfits that i bought mid-year last year! I am home-bound and too afraid to go out. I just can’t wait to dress up and see my friends again.

  • I used to think it didn’t matter about your bag until I got a high quality one. It’s so hard to go back once you’ve tried the best. There really is a difference and it does make your wardrobe look better.

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