Unexpected Outfits Ideas That Are Already in Your Wardrobe

Here at Who What Wear, we firmly believe in the power of timeless clothing, or at the very least clothing you love so much you're willing to wear it over and over and over again

While the temptation to shop right now is high, each season, I set myself the challenge of finding new ways to wear the existing pieces in my wardrobe in an effort to achieve that new-clothes feeling without having to spend a thing. Whether it's dressing down a fancy item or dressing up your casualwear, our closets are actually filled with an endless combination of looks—if only we're willing to experiment a little. 

With this in mind, I set out to find a few new outfit combinations I'd like to try and copy this season using items I already own. And as usual, the fashion set did not disappoint. From Frann Fyne's trick to making a maxi skirt daytime-appropriate to Erica Choi's new take on styling a wrap dress, Instagram is a treasure trove of innovative outfit inspiration. 

Keep scrolling for five unexpected outfit combinations I'll be trying this spring using items that are already in my wardrobe. 


Maxi Skirt + Knit + Sneakers
(Image credit: @frannfyne)

Style Notes: While a maxi skirt is typically considered quite formal, Frann Fyne adds a casual element to hers by pairing it alongside sneakers and a knit jumper. 


Slip Skirt + Tank Top + Linen Button-Down
(Image credit: @bubblyaquarius)

Style Notes: Make use of your slip skirts during this transitional weather by pairing them with tank tops and button-down shirts, as Rachael Clifton of Bubbly Aquarius does here. A linen shirt will make the perfect layered addition to this otherwise summery look, which can easily be added or removed depending on the weather. 


Wrap Dress + Trousers
(Image credit: @eggcanvas)

Style Notes: Erica Choi has shown us a completely new way to wear your favourite wrap dress: paired alongside your favourite trousers for a completely unique outfit combination. 


Leggings + Knit Polo
(Image credit: @camillecharriere)

Style Notes: Dress up your legging look with the addition of a polo-neck knit top à la Camille Charrière. After all, who said runners and leggings had to be considered casual? 


Dress + Plain-White Tee
(Image credit: @eniswardrobe)

Style Notes: When it's not quite warm enough to wear all your favourite summer dresses, make like Eni Ilori and add a white tee underneath for additional coverage. 

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