5 Outfit Ideas to Change Up Your Wardrobe

5 outfit ideas to change up your wardrobe

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!


1Changing 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.

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2A 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.



3The 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.



4It’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.

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5A 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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  • Beauty Follower
    11 May 2015 at 9:12 pm

    The one tone outfit is a thing I want to try 😉

    • Jiawa Liu
      12 May 2015 at 8:33 am

      I need to do this one more too, I love it!

  • Kathleen
    11 May 2015 at 9:34 pm

    Love the smart and casual vibe. The outfits are super cool.

    • Jiawa Liu
      12 May 2015 at 8:34 am

      Ahh I’m always dressed super casual haha…

  • Giha
    12 May 2015 at 12:33 am

    Awesome post!
    Great analysis, some times we do this just by default, but is better if we keep this like a wardrobe theory. Isn’t it?


    • Jiawa Liu
      12 May 2015 at 8:34 am

      Thanks love! Yes, I think most of us are doing these types of outfits without thinking 😀

  • Gina
    12 May 2015 at 12:33 am

    Great tips! I love the sweater over the dress, and I think there was maybe one time I borrowed a top from my hubby and I loved it! Should apply your tips more often <3

    Pink Wings

    • Jiawa Liu
      12 May 2015 at 8:35 am

      I’m always borrowing from my boyfriend, so I end up convincing him to buy clothes that I want to wear haha

  • Mis perlas de moda
    12 May 2015 at 3:05 am

    Great ideas and beautiful outfits!
    Mis perlas de moda

    • Jiawa Liu
      12 May 2015 at 8:35 am

      Thanks so much girl!

  • Mel
    12 May 2015 at 3:18 am

    Love this pretty lady! And yes – two borings can definitely make a spectacular – that’s my favourite one 🙂 You’re looking phenomenal as always!

    xx, mel

    • Jiawa Liu
      12 May 2015 at 8:36 am

      I’m so glad you agree ^^

    12 May 2015 at 4:16 am

    so many great ideas – love especially the blue tone-in-tone thing a lot! I like the effortlessness all of them come with!
    bisou, mirjam

    • Jiawa Liu
      12 May 2015 at 8:36 am

      I love tone-in-tone too, my fave!

  • Lau
    12 May 2015 at 6:34 am

    Great inspiring post!! Really enjoyed your ideas o mix up the wardrobe a little bit 😉
    Especially liked the last 2 outfits, perfect!

    Have a great week,

    • Jiawa Liu
      12 May 2015 at 8:36 am

      I’m so glad you liked it! Those are my fav too!

  • sweetsimpleday
    12 May 2015 at 9:23 am

    Great ideas!! I need to clean up my closet too!! Thanks for sharing great tips!!

    • Jiawa Liu
      12 May 2015 at 10:12 am

      haha my closet is constantly in a state of being cleaned out!

  • Sybil
    12 May 2015 at 9:46 am

    i like the idea of spicing an outfit with an unexpected type of shoe! yeah, great post!

    Have a wonderful day!
    Animated Confessions

    • Jiawa Liu
      12 May 2015 at 10:12 am

      Yes, and it’s so easy too!

  • Nikki
    12 May 2015 at 1:30 pm

    Oh my gosh, I LOVE these outfits!! Obsessed with the ‘Borrowed From The Boys’ look:) X

    • Jiawa Liu
      12 May 2015 at 1:39 pm

      Thanks so much love! I love wearing guys clothes!

  • April Rose Pengilly
    12 May 2015 at 8:12 pm

    Great tips! Love the photos too. 🙂
    April xx

    • Jiawa Liu
      12 May 2015 at 9:18 pm

      Thanks so much! I was dipping into my archives here, and some of the older photos are not really the quality that I expect nowadays >.<

  • Sophie van Daniels
    12 May 2015 at 8:21 pm

    Oh loved the outfit ideas! The tone-in-tone outfit needs to be embraced more often from my side! I really love it but never do it! And the sneakers trick is one of my favorites!

    Sophie xx

    • Jiawa Liu
      12 May 2015 at 9:18 pm

      Oh me too! I always forget to do it haha.

  • styleofblonde
    13 May 2015 at 12:37 am

    I love the boyfriend’s style outfit, the picture is gorgeous and the outfit too

    • Jiawa Liu
      13 May 2015 at 12:15 pm

      Aw thank you so much! That’s practically my daily uniform 🙂

  • Melissa Araujo
    13 May 2015 at 3:14 am

    First of all that sweater is a killer and I do love layering my sweater not only with a casual skinny denim but on top of my dresses. Great advice xx

    • Jiawa Liu
      13 May 2015 at 12:14 pm

      Same here! Sweaters with everything!

  • Jordina
    13 May 2015 at 5:23 am

    Great post! So inspiring! Thanks for shearing!
    The photos are amazing!

    Jordina ♡
    —> Fashion Blog: THE SILVER FELINE

    • Jiawa Liu
      13 May 2015 at 12:14 pm

      Aw I’m so glad I was able to inspire you!

  • Sheree
    13 May 2015 at 7:07 am

    Totally love your style and your blog!! Those are some great ideas!

    ~xo Sheree
    IG: @poshclassymom

    • Jiawa Liu
      13 May 2015 at 12:14 pm

      Aw you’re so sweet!

  • Stacey Smith
    14 May 2015 at 2:10 am

    Very inspirational work I love your style!

    • Jiawa Liu
      14 May 2015 at 8:12 am

      I’m so glad I could inspire you!

  • jess
    17 May 2015 at 2:48 pm

    woahhh this was incredibly useful! <3

  • Amanda Renée
    2 June 2015 at 12:06 am

    Absolutely LOVE this post! I seem to find that most fashion bloggers just post photos of themselves – amazing photos, I’ll submit – but rarely offer helpful guides on how to dress beyond a photo shoot. I really appreciate your writing style and understanding that most of us need a little help figuring out how to throw something chic on and run out the door! Amazing tips; can’t wait for the next!

    • Jiawa Liu
      2 June 2015 at 9:23 am

      Aw thank you so much for your amazing feedback, Amanda! It’s wonderful to know that you’ve found this article useful! I absolutely agree with you. I love looking at pretty pictures, but I think that blogs need to add something useful and practical to people’s everyday lives to stay relevant into the future. Is there any particular styling topic you’re interested in? I’m always looking out for new ideas for content!

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