There's something so frustrating about walking into your closet, seeing plenty of clothes hanging there, yet still feeling like you have NOTHING to wear.
Going shopping all of the time is both time consuming and not financially smart, so that's not the right solution. What can you do to prevent closet boredom from setting in?
Ann Taylor has recently announced a new program titled Infinite Style, which allows you to rent clothes from the store and return them when you're done for a flat fee. You'll pay $95 for the service, and get three shipments per month. If you fall in love with an item, you can purchase it, but otherwise just send it back and wait for a new closet refresh. If this idea appeals to you, here are a few other ways to mix up your closet without having to shop endlessly:
Rent the Runway Unlimited
You know about Rent the Runway--it's the perfect way to get a designer dress for an upcoming event without having to spend hundreds and hundreds of dollars--but now the brand has expanded its offerings. Rent The Runway Unlimited lets you choose from more casual looks, plus handbags, shoes, jewelry and more. You can rent three items at a time, and are able to keep them for as long as you want.
Unlimited members now have an extra piece per month to swap endlessly. If you had a style wild card, what would you use it for? #myRTR
527 Likes, 15 Comments - Rent the Runway (@renttherunway) on Instagram: "Unlimited members now have an extra piece per month to swap endlessly. If you had a style wild..."
It gets boring wearing the same handful of accessories to work each day, so Rocksbox is the perfect addition to your jewelry lineup. Fill out a profile to let them know what you like, and then receive three hand-selected pieces in the mail. Wear them until you're bored, then send them back and get new ones.
314 Likes, 12 Comments - Rocksbox (@rocksbox) on Instagram: "HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Hope it's spooky and of course, sparkly. ????✨"
After filling out a style profile, you'll receive a monthly box filled with five items selected just for your taste. You can offer feedback about each item to make sure the shipments are exactly what you're looking for. After receiving the box, you have three days to choose what you'd like to buy and what you'll send back.
8,104 Likes, 128 Comments - Stitch Fix (@stitchfix) on Instagram: "Nothing says fall quite like crunchy leaves, cozy coats, & @hellofashionblog . #Regram"
If you're searching for plus size looks, Gwynnie Bee is the subscription service for you. You have the option to either rent or buy looks from brand name designers. Receive up to three items at a time, wear them as long as you want, and also enjoy free shipping.
Walking into November like ???????? @stylishcurves in a @societyplus skirt from #GwynnieBee - add it to your GB closet at link in bio. #ShareMeGB
150 Likes, 5 Comments - Gwynnie Bee (@gwynniebee) on Instagram: "Walking into November like ???????? @stylishcurves in a @societyplus skirt from #GwynnieBee - add it to..."
These options make it much easier to love your look each day, without spending hundreds of dollars or hours in stores looking for the perfect outfit for that work meeting, girls' night out, or date night.
Lauren Levine is a freelance writer who has contributed to publications and websites including The Charlotte Observer, U.S. News & World Report, American Way magazine, The Huffington Post, Hello Giggles, Bustle, Thrillist, Thought Catalog, and others.