Our Definitive Guide to Pull You Out of an Outfit Rut

Your very best outfit could be hanging in your closet right now. All that’s missing, is the piece to pull it together. I have a wardrobe full of separates and often find myself turning it upside-down looking for something to wear. I recently got my tax return back (late, I know), and decided to immediately buy some silk separates—I.e., the pieces I always reserve for “next time” in favour of purchasing the hero piece.

The addition of a few silk slips and singlets has been life-changing (to my wardrobe). Those velvet flares I bought and have never worn, suddenly just work with a pastel pink silk cami. And that floral bomber jacket I bought with the best intentions last winter? Got its first run last weekend with a black slip dress.

My whole wardrobe feels overhauled and I’m out of that rut. I no longer have the same ten items on rotation, but I'm rediscovering pieces I forgot I had, and wearing them in new ways.

Keep scrolling to see how silk separates will overhaul your wardrobe—then just try and stop yourself from making the investment.

Revive Your Printed Pants

The Hero Piece: Ginia RTW Alex Round Neck Tank ($120)

Wear With: Miu Miu Cropped Printed Straight Leg Pants ($1520) and Sportsgirl Josie Loafers ($70).

Mix Prints With Ease

The Hero Piece: Ginia RTW Chloe Square Neck Cami ($120)

Wear With: Jonathan Saunders Serle Wrap Skirt ($1440) and Sophia Webster Lacey Kapowski Heels ($880).

Solve Tricky Layering Dilemmas

The Hero Piece: Ginia RTW Emma Halter Neck Cami ($140)

Wear With: Stella McCartney Stretch Denim Overalls ($970) and Witchery Patch Pocket Coat ($400).

Play With Different Lengths

The Hero Piece: Ginia RTW Grace Slip Dress ($160)

Wear With: Viktoria and Woods Galileo Knit ($279) and By Malene Birger Zalah Maxi Skirt ($761).

Do you have any methods for re-vamping your wardrobe? Share in the comments below!

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