You bought it, you love it, so why would you only wear it once?
In the age of Instagram, it has become a perceived sartorial sin to wear the same outfit more than once. Today, I am here to stamp on that myth with a big fat (heeled) clog! Adorned in some of my fave pieces from past outfit posts, I am here to show that outfit recycling can be a creative and rewarding way to make the most of your wardrobe!
Top: Zaful*// Previously worn here
Skirt: Sportsgirl// Previously worn here
Watch and Bangle: The Peach Box*// Previously worn here
The key is to style your garments differently through combining different mix ups of pieces. Think of the contents of your 'drobe as chic pantry, sometimes you will make a cake, sometimes you will make a soup.
5 Ways To Re-style Your Clothing
1. Opt for a different colour palette.
You've worn that black fringe skirt in a monochrome look more times than you've craved chocolate, so why not mix it up a little? Team with a hot red top or add some prints and it'll look completely different!
We all have that dress that makes us feel 100% like Beyonce. If you want to make it look like a whole new piece for another event, try layering a statement necklace, body chain or collar, then listen to everyone rave about your new embellished dress!
3. Tucking and layering
If you are wanting to re-style a trusty old top, try tucking it into a high-waisted skirt or half-untucking it. Vamp up a look by layering on jackets, vests and even trousers over skirts.
4. Do the 'occasion challenge'
Ok, so I totally made this name up, but the idea is to take a piece and imagine how you would style it for a different occasion that what you've previously worn it to. Chances are, you will come up with a really unique look that is 100% different to what you've worn before.
5. App It Up
Apps such as 'Netrobe' allow you to digitize your wardrobe. You simply take a photo of each garment and place them in categories and are able to test various items against each other without even opening your closet! The result? A handful of creative styling options for each piece.
3 Ways To Re-style Your Accessories
1. Make them your trademark
How often have you seen Victoria Beckham sporting sunglasses over the past 15 years? Take your fave accessory and wear to your hearts content and it will become your trademark. I have worn my Tory Burch polarised sunglasses with too many outfits too remember!
Inject a new lease of life into your trusty handbag by tying a scarf around the handle, or even by carrying it a different way. It's totally ok to have a handbag you use everyday. My everyday bits and bobs live in my DKNY Bryant Tote.
3. Stack up your jewellery
If you want to make a real statement, layer up your statement necklaces to create a unique and dramatic piece. Mix up your stacking rings to change your look!
So there's my tips for making the most out of your wardrobe! Do you have any that I could add to the list?