How to change up your wardrobe without spending a cent – check out these outfit ideas
So you’ve opened up your wardrobe and decided you have a rack full of clothes, and nothing to wear. But before you go on a wardrobe re-stocking spree – put that credit card away! You’re saving for a designer bag, remember? – ask yourself, have you tapped into its full potential yet? There are so many outfit ideas you might not have thought of to change up your wardrobe without spending a cent. Here are just a few to have up your sleeve. Click the next page number to read on!
OUT OF THE BOX LAYERING
Changing up your wardrobe involves thinking about your wardrobe staples in unconventional ways. Often, pieces you would usually think to wear on their own can be put together for instant impact. Take your basic sweater and dress. When you’re tired of wearing them on their own, try pulling the sweater over your dress for a cool layered look.
BORROW FROM THE BOY
A universal truth about relationships is that, his wardrobe is just an optional extension of yours. Imagine the outfit ideas that lie in your boyfriend’s repertoire. His button up dress shirts look even better on you: done up low, sleeves rolled up and worn super slouchy with a pair of jeans. For that matter, even his jeans are fair game. Belt for fit, and roll up the legs, and you’ve got yourself some authentic boyfriend jeans. Go for a rummage and see what else of his you can steal borrow.
The weird arithmetic of style is that two ‘borings’ can make a ‘spectacular’. Take the humble denim/chambray piece. On its own it’s just a humble basic for your weekend uniform. However, piece two together and you’ve got an instant double denim statement outfit. Try wearing your chambray shirt with a pair of jeans in the same shade, or go for a denim jacket and jeans two piece suit.
It’s a (sort of) scientific fact that most of us tend to accumulate lots of things in the same colour that we like. If you’re lucky enough to have a few similarly toned pieces, change things up by trying a tonal outfit. White-on-white or black-on-black are obvious winners for any occasion. Layering different shades of neutral colours like beige, grey or blue will also take you to the next level of put-togetherness. If you’re feeling really adventurous, try all-over brights, like red, burgundy or pink – I hear it’s a very ‘Parisian’ thing to do.
THE SHOE SWITCH
A powerful way to change up your wardrobe is to replace the shoe you would usually wear with the complete opposite. For example, switch your dressy shoes for sneakers instead. It takes a bit of getting used to, but that’s what changing it up is all about. Try sneakers with skirts, dresses, tailored trousers, or even leather pants. The dressier your outfit, the bigger the impact. On the flip side, how about the track pants and heels combination? Do you dare?
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