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Edited by on May 4 2011 at 3:32 PM

What happens when getting dressed in the morning loses the fun and adventure it once had? After all getting dressed in the morning should have fun and adventure –  a sense of style is really the only thing separating us from the other primates. Monkeys can pretty much do everything we can except walk in heels. So before losing your humanity, try these 10 easy tips to transform your style and breathe some new life into your wardrobe.

10 Easy Ways to Transform Your Style

- Take a history lesson. When in doubt, look at our corseted foremothers and dandyfied foregays for a new silhouette or sartorial point of reference.

- Think iconic. WWAD? What would Audrey do? Channel your favorite style icon with a nod of an accessory or your own reinterpretation of their look.

- Trend-a-Friend. Try swapping clothes with a friend whose style or collection of turbans you especially admire. It’s free and after all, what are friends for but to use for your own personal gain?

- Cleanse your palette. When the thought of choosing a color combination or matching the right prints becomes too much to bear (#whitegirlproblems) throw it all out and go all black (#racist) — it’s a great way to refresh your imagination and your taste.

- Cut it off. A hair cut or a new color can do wonders in no time at all, changing not only your style but also your personality and if you’re Hayden Panettiere, hopefully your career.

- Go on a gender-bender. Whether you decide to do it like a dude or strap on a man-skirt, there’s a whole new realm open to you once you open your mind.

Pick a theme, any theme. One of my favorite pastimes is dressing according to theme: 70s Coke Whore (booty shorts, knee socks and a gold lamé halter); Hipster at Play (plaid shirt under an acid grey denim romper); Slutty Soccer Mom Chaperoning the Prom (high-waisted jean short, espadrilles, bandeau and a bolero) . The possibilities are endless!

- Revisit the classics. You ever think to yourself, “That outfit was Classic Me?” Dressing like your old self, short of strapping on an adult diaper, can make your feel new again.

- Try a formal arrangement. There was a time when men never left the house without a hat and ladies always wore gloves. Formality may have gone the way of privacy and sincerity — straight to hell — but Fancy is always in style.

- Make some movie magic. From Breakfast at Tiffany’s to The Devil Wears Prada, filmdom is full of inspiring looks and more importantly, inspiring makeover montages.

Story by Lester Brathwaite

I was center square from 1969 to 1978, during which I perfected the art of the zing as well as a crippling cocaine addiction. Bea Arthur was responsible for both. @LesFabian lester at