Shop Your Closet: How To Maximize The Pieces You Already Own

Did the holidays wipe out your entire winter wardrobe budget? No problem. Take a good look at your closet: chances are there’s loads of undiscovered potential hanging right in front of you.

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    If a mid-season wardrobe rut is clouding your sartorial creativity, you’ve come to the right place. We’re showing you surprising styling tricks that will make your favorite pieces feel completely new again. 

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    PHOTO: The Blonde Salad

    Flannel Shirt

    You’ve been wearing this ‘90s shirt all season, now try it as a skirt! No really, button it up half way and tie it around your waist—it will feel like a completely fresh.

    Image from The Blonde Salad

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    PHOTO: A Portable Package

    Jeans + Tights + Black Pumps

    Layering a pair of sheer tights under your jeans can add touch of sex appeal to your look. It’s like showing some skin, without having to actually bare an ankle during these frigid months. Throw on a black pumps for a sophisticated finish.

    Image from A Portable Package

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    PHOTO: Look De Pernille

    Stripe Shirt + Leather Skirt

    These two wardrobe workhorses are great apart, but even better together year-round.

    Image from Look De Pernille

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    PHOTO: Fashion Vibe

    White T-Shirt + White trousers

    Dress up that perfectly worn-in white tee with white tailored trousers for an effortlessly chic result that works for day and night.

    Image from Fashion Vibe

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    PHOTO: Vanessa Jackman

    Leather Jacket + Camel Coat

    A motorcycle jacket adds just the right amount of cool to a camel coat, while the coat simultaneously lends polish to the tough piece. That’s what we call a win-win.

    Image from Vanessa Jackman

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    PHOTO: Stockholm Street Style

    Choker + Pendant Necklace

    A single choker can produce statement-making results on its own, but when layered with interesting pendant necklaces, the piece takes on a whole new (stylish) life. 

    Image from Stockholm Street Style

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    PHOTO: Lee Oliveira

    Ankle Boots + Socks

    The quickest way to update your favorite ankle boots is with a pair of socks. Bonus points for a cheeky print!

    Image from Lee Oliveira

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    PHOTO: Blame It On Fashion

    Camisole + Turtleneck

    A silk camisole in the dead of winter? Why yes, just simply style it over your favorite turtleneck.

    Image from Blame It On Fashion

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    PHOTO: Vanessa Jackman

    Scarf + Belt

    Belting a heavy stole is not only an unexpected and fresh outfit idea, it’s surprisingly flattering, too.  

    Image from Vanessa Jackman

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    Etoile Isabel Marant

    Ugo Flannel Check Shirt ($405)

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    Joe’s Jeans

    Skinny Crop Jeans ($152)

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    J.Crew

    Everly Suede Pumps ($265)

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    Love Leather

    A-Line Leather Skirt ($320)

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    Iris & Ink

    Slub-Jersey T-Shirt ($35)

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    Mango

    Satin Waist Trousers ($60) in Stone

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    Club Monaco

    Smooth Choker ($175)

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    Pamela Love

    Small Step Pendant Necklace ($215)

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    Corgi for J.Crew

    Cashmere Tipped Socks ($88)

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    Tibi

    Ditzy Leopard Cami ($198)

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    Tory Burch

    Saddalrina Belt ($175)

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    Topshop

    Mottled Oversized Stole ($30)

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Motorcycle Jackets with Zips

Motorcycle Jackets with Zips

Zara, $119
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Saddalrina Belt

Saddalrina Belt

Tory Burch, $175
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Everly Suede Pumps

Everly Suede Pumps

J.Crew, $265
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Ugo Flannel Check Shirt

Ugo Flannel Check Shirt

Etoile Isabel Marant, $405
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Skinny Crop Jeans

Skinny Crop Jeans

Joe’s Jeans, $152
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Mottled Oversized Stole

Mottled Oversized Stole

Topshop, $30
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Small Step Pendant Necklace

Small Step Pendant Necklace

Pamela Love, $215
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Satin Waist Trousers

Satin Waist Trousers

Mango, $60
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Colour-Block Wool Sweater

Colour-Block Wool Sweater

Vince, $336
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Ditzy Leopard Cami

Ditzy Leopard Cami

Tibi, $198
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Merthyr Polished Leather Ankle Boots

Merthyr Polished Leather Ankle Boots

Church’s, $580
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Smooth Choker

Smooth Choker

Club Monaco, $175
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Breton Stripe and Lace T-Shirt

Breton Stripe and Lace T-Shirt

Sea, $184
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A-Line Leather Skirt

A-Line Leather Skirt

Love Leather, $320
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Slub-Jersey T-Shirt

Slub-Jersey T-Shirt

Iris & Ink, $35
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40 Denier Tights

40 Denier Tights

H&M, $10
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Cashmere Tipped Socks

Cashmere Tipped Socks

Corgi for J.Crew, $88
SHOP
Exclusive Coat with Contrast Collar

Exclusive Coat with Contrast Collar

ASOS, $148
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