I don't know about you but with everything going on lately, I haven't really felt like shopping. Though some people may be doing some #retailtherapy right now (and that's totally fine), some people are clutching their wallets a little bit tighter and are looking for ways to feel good and look good without buying any new clothes right now. Pandemic or not, shopping your closet first is always a good habit to get into. Here are some easy style tips with ideas to refresh your look and make old outfits feel new again!
Style Tips to Make Old Outfits Feel New
1. Add a pop of color
Nothing adds zing to a drab look quite like a pop of bold color! Even your most basic pieces can feel refreshed when color brings a little life into them. The key is to add little bits of color to your basic pieces so "boring" items like jeans all of a sudden seem new!
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2. Mix prints
Prints are usually worn on their own but when they're mixed with each other? Well, that's a completely different ball game! Nothing quite says "new look" like pairing some bold prints together and seeing what you get. It can take a semi ordinary blouse and a semi ordinary dress into something not so ordinary at all!
3. Over accessorize
Usually, my motto is "less is more" but sometimes, more is more. Especially when you're looking to refresh your wardrobe. Not like you need it, but here's permission from a #basic girl to pile on all the accessories. A simple gray tee doesn't seem so simple anymore once you've added on lots of gold lovelies!
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4. Mix styles (fancy with casual)
Try not to get stuck in a rut thinking your Easter dress is only for Easter and your blazer is only for the office and your sneakers are only for walks...get where I'm going with this? Mix styles and suddenly new outfit possibilities will open up! Take that fancy slip dress and pair it with your casual denim shirt and throw on the sneakers you save for errands. Now you have a new and fresh outfit!
5. Add a print
Sometimes the right print can take a cool outfit and make it even cooler. Breathe life into your favorite go-to outfit combos by switching out the same piece you always wear and replacing it with a print! The outfit below is an outfit I tend to wear a lot and instead of wearing my usual ankle boots, I paired it with leopard print heels and it feels new to me! What ways can you do that in your own wardrobe?
This month it's my goal to do a lot more fashion blog posts centered around the idea of making the most out of what you have. Now more than never I think people need it! If that sounds right up your alley then you'll love my post on how to maximize your wardrobe!