How to Wear 9 Trend-Proof Items You Already Own

During these strange times we're living in, shopping your own closet as opposed to spending money on a new wardrobe seems particularly wise. The best way to do this is to build outfits around the trend-proof pieces (aka cool items that will never go out of style) you already own. And Instagram happens to be littered with outfits featuring these trend-proof items because most of us have them in our closets, influencers included.

So what types of pieces are we referring to? The basics: black leggings, white tees, sneakers, and sweatshirts. Yes, items these go with lots of things, and figuring out what to wear with this isn't rocket science, but if you're like us, you're probably bored and could use some fresh ideas, even if you're just lounging indoors.

Keep scrolling for nine ways stylish women are wearing the trend-proof items that are likely in your own closet, and then shop pieces to pair them with.

Oversize T-Shirt

Oversized T-shirt outfit



An oversize tee doesn't have to look sloppy (unless you want it to). Just tuck it into a miniskirt and voilà.

Black Leggings

Leggings as pants are cool again, especially when worn like this.

Trench Coat

Trench coat outfit



A basic trench coat is far from exciting, but add jeans and zebra-print shoes and it's suddenly both casual and exciting.


This tennis-inspired look is the perfect amount of sporty. A very fresh way to wear sneakers indeed, if you ask us.


Sure, you can pair a sweatshirt with the matching sweatpants, but why not pair it with fun pants (and slippers, of course)?

White T-Shirt

Trend-proof outfit



A white T-shirt is as trend-proof as it gets. Have fun with it via some cool sweater-tying and cargo pants.

Denim Skirt

Denim skirt outfit idea



The denim skirt trend never really goes away, and this look is inspiring us to pull ours out again. Don't skip the crew socks and high-top sneakers.


Cool sweatpants outfit



Us editors have probably worn sweatpants more in the past month than we have in the past year. Next on our sweats outfit agenda? A comfy bodysuit and a claw clip.


2020 blazer outfit idea



Our latest blazer styling inspiration? Our dads. All you need is a T-shirt, pleated pants, and New Balance sneakers.