You will crave a transformation in your look, especially when you’ve just hit a milestone in your life. Turning 25 is one such occasion where you should do some self-reflecting and a bit of reinventing too.
By the time you turn 25, you hopefully would have found yourself a decent job and have some sort of idea about what you want out of life. Even if you don’t have it all figured out right now, you should be growing out of your younger college-self and start taking life more seriously.
You tend to evaluate your life at the age of 25; it’s also the time where you need to make that ‘big decision’ – where your life is headed. Because you’re at this turning point in life, you’ll have an urge to look and feel different. So a wardrobe revamp is what you need at this point.
Some workplaces won’t require you to dress up, but for the majority of places, you are going to have to dress formally. If you’re out of college but are still dressing like a student, don’t expect people to take you seriously in an office where they have a formal dress code.
When you’re in your 20s, keep a few reliable formal outfits at hand for the purpose of interviews, conferences, seminars, etc. These don’t have to be unflattering pant suits – choose something trendy that lets your personality shine through.
Try your hands at a sleek pencil skirt with a contrasting top. Don’t do go for the typical blues and blacks – experiment with your colors. Go for a beige dress and match it with a pale pink blouse. That way you ARE dressed formally and would look polished.
It’s around this time where you want people to take you a little more seriously. Therefore your interpretation of ‘casual’ wear should also change. You can still wear shredded jeans but style them in a way where you don’t look like an overgrown teenager. Wear them with an elegant crop top and a pair of short-heels – Remember, you should look edgy, BUT never tacky.
Dress your age
Much is said about why you should wear comfortable clothes – not necessarily, what is appropriate for your age. But things aren’t so simple. It’s normal for your body to change with time and you will automatically look better when you’re dressed according to your age.
Again, dressing your age does not mean that you need to be boring – it only means that you still can’t have the same outfits you wore in school or even college.
Experiment with vintage
When you’re younger, there is pressure to keep up with what is fashionable. Now at the age of 25, feel free to develop your own style. Hit thrift-shops and check out their vintage collection. Keep an eye out for timeless treasures that could help you create a look that is unique. Hopefully, by now, you have an idea of what suits your body shape so you are able to pick out styles that may not necessarily be trendy at the moment but do look good on your body.
At this age, you don’t need to look like everyone else. You’ll make more of an impression if you are able to construct outfits that reflect your true self.
At 25, you are standing at a turning point in your life and clearing out your closet is the best thing you can do. Often our closets are a reflection of our past. There are beautiful memories that you want to hold on to, and there are lots of breakups, rejection, and other bad decisions.
Reaching a significant milestone in your life means getting rid of excess baggage, and this includes tossing out old clothes, shoes, and bags that you no longer want to use. Remember that getting rid of your old clothes is a way of shedding the heavy baggage from the past. The moment your old clothes are dragged out of the house, you’ll instantly feel much lighter. It’s now your chance to fill it with clothes for the new and wiser version of you.
It’s all about you!
Ultimately, change is what pushes your life ahead. When something isn’t working out, it’s wise to change yourself. While deciding what happens in your life, career, or even relationship is out of your hand, what you can do is choose the way you want to dress.
Changing your wardrobe is solely about yourself. It does have an impact on how you feel and project yourself to others. It’s one thing that will boost your confidence while reinforcing your identity and sense of self. A wardrobe makeover will make any turning point of your life go much smoother.
Our brain’s thought processes respond to what we wear so if you want to do some rewiring and give it a fresh outlook then revamp your wardrobe right now.