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How to Create New Outfits From Your Closet by Mixing Styles

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If you read this post then you’ll know that in light of everything that’s going on right now and because it’s a good skill to have anyway, I want April to be a focus of wearing what you have. If you’re on a shopping ban by circumstances or just can’t justify buying anything new, I want you to see that you still have so many options and that you can create countless new outfits in your closet just by mixing styles and shaking it up!

What do I mean by that? Well in this post, I’m going to show you how to take “opposite” styles and put them together to create a fresh, new look!

How to Create New Outfits From Your Closet by Mixing Styles

1. dressy & casual…pencil skirt + plaid shirt
We’re going to take something traditionally thought of as office wear like a pencil skirt (this is more of a stretchy midi skirt but still ha) and pair it with a plaid shirt those casual, hipsters wear…ha! The result? Casual chic. You can run errands in this outfit or wear it on the weekend and look like that fabulous woman that always looks good without trying too hard.

shirt (thrifted, similar) | skirt

2. classy & edgy…ripped jeans + fancy blouse
Taking something classy (silk blouse) and pairing it with ripped jeans is a great way to mix styles. It’s interesting and the result is classy, not stuffy!

jeans (h&m, similar) | heels (old navy, similar) | top (thrifted, similar)

3. winter & summer…turtleneck + shorts
Have you ever tried mixing seasons before for a unique look? A turtleneck + shorts combo is surprisingly chic and very classic.

turtleneck (old, similar) | shorts | loafers (Target, similar)

4. trendy & classic…LBD + kimono
Taking something classic (like a LBD) and mixing it with something trendy (like a kimono) creates a fun twist. The options are endless!

dress (thredup, similar) | kimono (boohoo, similar)

5. feminine & edgy…pretty dress + moto jacket
Take something feminine (like a pretty pink dress) and pair it with something edgy (like a moto jacket). The result is sweet and sassy! 😉

dress (old, similar) | moto jacket (Francescas, similar)

How will you create new outfits from your closet now? Maybe you’ll think of something I didn’t! If you’re feeling bored with your clothes, here are some ways you can make them feel new again!

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Carolyn Arentson
Carolyn is the founder and creator behind My Chic Obsession. When she's not dreaming up new content, you can find her watching a funny tv show with her husband, raising her two boys, or planning her next trip to Paris.