I have nothing to wear…

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‘I have nothing to wear’…

This outfit was the result of one of those ‘I have nothing to wear’ moments. Of course, like every woman, I have closets full of clothes. But it’s late winter, and I’m so tired of absolutely everything in my wardrobe. Or everything I’ve been wearing for the past few months, anyway.

Do you ever have those days when nothing, and I mean absolutely nothing, seems right? I mean clothes, of course. We all have days when life sucks, for whatever reason. But I have no interest in wallowing in existential questions (and most of the time a good dose of  wine and chocolate is more than adequate to fix a bad day, anyway), so let’s focus on clothes. At least that should be easy. Or manageable. Except when nothing seems right…

OK, it’s time to dig a bit deeper and see what I can do with whatever is lurking at the back of the old wardrobe…

Gloria Ortiz bolso

Outfit details:

coat: Creenstone (seen before HERE) / cashmere wrap top: Brora / bag: Gloria Ortiz / jeans: Next / belt: Tosca Blu / scarf: Jaeger / sunglasses: Prada / shoes: Clarks / pendant: Målerås

What do you do when you ‘have nothing to wear’?


PS: I was interviewed by Ally of Shybiker, go read the post now!

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  1. Suzanne Carillo
    13 March 2016 / 2:28 pm

    I love the purple here. One thing I know for sure, I never go to my closet and think I have nothing to wear. It has more to do with my self confidence than my clothes on days like that. bisousSuzanne

    • Tiina L
      15 March 2016 / 1:58 pm

      I think, objectively thinking, there must be enough clothes in my closet, too. And yes, self-confidence probably has a lot to with it (I must have been having one of my 'fat-days' when these pics were taken). But I think it has also something to do with the changing seasons: I would just love to ditch all my winter clothes right now…

  2. Doused In Pink
    13 March 2016 / 5:50 pm

    On days when I feel like I have nothing to wear, I go to Pinterest and try to get new ideas. I love the purple and that scarf is so pretty!JillDoused In Pink

    • Tiina L
      15 March 2016 / 1:58 pm

      That's a good idea, Pinterest. I've never used it for inspiration, maybe I should give it a try.

  3. Shybiker
    13 March 2016 / 7:34 pm

    I hear ya, sister. I feel that way and my closet is full. Also, thanks for the link!

    • Tiina L
      15 March 2016 / 1:59 pm

      Every now and then I get this urge to completely purge my closet. A real thorough spring clean…

  4. Patti
    13 March 2016 / 10:48 pm

    We all have those days! Sometimes I wear what I wore the day before, and hope for a miracle : > thanks for sharing, love your colors, xo-Pattihttp://notdeadyetstyle.com

    • Tiina L
      15 March 2016 / 2:01 pm

      Yep, I do that, too: wear the same clothes two days in a row at times. But I don't work in the same place every day, so I get away with it.

  5. No Fear of Fashion
    14 March 2016 / 4:59 am

    And look at you now… lovely scarf, beautiful bag matching that wrap top. Perhaps you should do it more often. I usually go to the shops, not to my closets when I am in such a mood. But yesterday I dived into my closet too and came up with three really nice "new" outfits. I am beginning to like this.Greetje

    • Tiina L
      15 March 2016 / 2:01 pm

      I'm just dying to go to the shops for change…

    • No Fear of Fashion
      28 March 2016 / 12:40 pm

      Just looked at my bank account…. no shops for me for a while…

  6. fashionandfoodandotherstuff
    14 March 2016 / 8:30 am

    I love your umbrella! Lol! I have to say that since chatting with other bloggers, I become a bit more creatieve so it does not happen that often anymore that I think:I have got nothing to wear!

    • Tiina L
      15 March 2016 / 2:02 pm

      Maybe it has something to do with my mood rather than my wardrobe. Just one of those blah days…

  7. Jill James
    14 March 2016 / 10:41 am

    I really like your purple top, gorgeous bag and umbrella . We all have those sort of days specially at the end of season when everything feels wrong but in reality we are just bored with the season and ready to move on. I enjoyed your interview , a little insight into what makes you tick.

    • Tiina L
      15 March 2016 / 2:04 pm

      Yes, I think you just nailed it: the end of the season. Winter lasts way too long, and I'm so bored with all my winter clothes.

  8. Kristin and Megan
    14 March 2016 / 2:32 pm

    That bag is too fabulous! Such a gorgeous color!

    • Tiina L
      15 March 2016 / 2:04 pm

      Thanks! I love the colour, too.

  9. Monica P
    14 March 2016 / 2:36 pm

    Oh, I think this is a fabulous pulled together outfit! Love the pop of purple 🙂 I hear ya on the nothing to wear. I often wonder what it would be like to absolutely get rid of EVERYTHING and start over ;-)Monica.

    • Tiina L
      15 March 2016 / 2:05 pm

      Oh, don't tempt me… It's been years since the last time I had a really big cleanout, but it's very tempting to get rid of a lot of stuff.

  10. MushroomStew
    14 March 2016 / 3:39 pm

    In answer to your question, YES! I feel like almost everyday everything I try to pair together doesn't work! I feel like there are twice the number of wrong combinations in my closet to right ones. So unfair! And yet it feels inevitable at times.Love you in that purple scarf though! I could see that making a lot of outfits SMASHING!Xoxo,Ashley || Sed Bona

    • Tiina L
      15 March 2016 / 2:07 pm

      And to think that just about everything in my wardrobe can be mixed and matched, and I still get bored at times (or maybe that's why I get bored: I need something that is a bit of an odd one out).

  11. Petite Silver Vixen
    14 March 2016 / 5:48 pm

    But look at what you came up with! That stunning scarf is such a talking point and I love the purple of the wrap and bag. I think a beautiful scarf can go along way to fixing things, sartorially speaking and you've created a beautiful calming outfit here with the colour palette. On days like these I often go to my accessories for my starting point, picking out the colours of a scarf or necklace and then building the outfit from there.http://petitesilvervixen.blogspot.co.uk/

    • Tiina L
      15 March 2016 / 2:08 pm

      Thanks! Yes, the scarf has been quite useful: it seems to go with anything in my wardrobe. I also often build an outfit around accessories (usually the bag or a scarf).

  12. Gemma Seager
    15 March 2016 / 3:40 pm

    That purple bag is gorgeous!I think everyone has nothing to wear days. Sometimes it's that I just don't have anything that suits my current mood!

    • Tiina L
      17 March 2016 / 6:45 am

      Yes, that's it: mood… It's late winter and I'm just dying to ditch all my winter outfits, yet the weather is still cold. No wonder I'm getting moody…

  13. señora Allnut
    16 March 2016 / 9:08 am

    I think you're looking gorgeous in this lovely color combo, and your accessories rock everything (as usual!!). Love particularly your beautiful bag and cute matching umbrella!And yes, there are days like that, and some chocolate helps to go through them!besos

    • Tiina L
      17 March 2016 / 6:48 am

      Thank you. Purple is a great colour, and it it so well with anything. Even chocolate. Then again, what doesn't go with chocolate?

  14. Adriele
    17 March 2016 / 3:32 am

    Love that bag!! So fabulous. Purple looks amazing on you!!!-Adrielewww.StyleAssisted.com

    • Tiina L
      17 March 2016 / 6:50 am

      Thanks, Adriele!

  15. Natalia Lialina
    17 March 2016 / 8:42 pm

    These shades of purple look gorgeous on you, and combined with gray it's a sophisticated outfit. I know what you mean, Tiina, I also feel uninspired with winter clothes lately. Time for a change. 🙂

    • Tiina L
      18 March 2016 / 5:18 pm

      Thanks, Natalia. Yes, I think I've had enough of winter, but winter seems in no hurry to go anywhere.

  16. Alice Warren
    18 March 2016 / 5:23 am

    I am so guilty of thinking that all the time and I know have way too much clothes. I love all the pretty shades of purple in this outfit!Thank you for joining TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you next week. Have a great weekend!Alicewww.happinessatmidlife.com

    • Tiina L
      18 March 2016 / 5:19 pm

      Oh yes, the old dilemma: so many clothes but nothing to wear… I know, I know…

  17. Dawn Lucy - Fashion Should Be Fun
    18 March 2016 / 11:18 pm

    I also have nothing to wear! 😉 hee hee ….Thanks so much for sharing with Fun Fashion Friday & have a great weekend!OXOXDawn Lucyhttp://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

    • Tiina L
      24 March 2016 / 6:14 pm


  18. Nicole Mölders
    19 March 2016 / 3:12 am

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. Having nothing to wear means you need an opportunity to dress for!

    • Tiina L
      24 March 2016 / 6:15 pm

      Oh yes! That's one way of looking at it. Or maybe I need to go shopping…

  19. Rachel The Hat
    24 March 2016 / 1:25 pm

    I have been going through the exact same thing. I'm so sick of wearing all my winter clothes and multiple layers, im desperate for spring and warmth and some new styles! You look great however, a wonderful outfit came about regardless :)Rxx

    • Tiina L
      24 March 2016 / 6:16 pm

      Thanks, Rachel! Yes, spring can't get here soon enough…

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