Easy Outfit Ideas for When You Hate Everything You Own

We all have those days. You know, the ones in which we try on outfit after outfit but nothing seems to work. Our go-to dress just doesn't fit right, and that new sweater isn't quite working. These are the days when having a list of cute, simple outfit ideas on hand would make all the difference. Luckily, with the right inspiration, your closet basics can actually feel fresh again. Below, we're highlighting easy outfit ideas that take advantage of the pieces already have handy. Suddenly, that coat hanging at the back of your closet or those statement trousers you never knew how to wear are just what your wardrobe needed.

Read on to check out these incredibly easy outfit ideas, and don't forget to pin them for later. That way, deciding what to wear will never make you late for work ever again. (You're welcome.)

Color-Blocking

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Style du Monde

Don't be afraid to go bold. Mix eye-catching colors and prints in an unexpected way.

Plaid Blazer + Jeans + Booties

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Collage Vintage

A crisp blazer is the perfect way to finish off a fall work outfit.

Denim Jacket + Black Jeans + Booties

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A Love Is Blind

Throw together this simple outfit by topping your favorite skinny jeans and booties with a classic denim jacket.

Monochrome Top + Bottoms

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Collage Vintage

Keep things simple by wearing an entire outfit in the same colorway.

Jeans + Tee + Heels

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Collage Vintage

While jeans and a tee usually feel more casual together, throwing on a pair of elegant heels gives them a fresh spin.

Sweater + Dress

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Collage Vintage

Repurpose one of your favorite dresses by styling it with a sweater on top.

Structured White Top + Trousers + White Shoes

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Collage Vintage

A simple color palette doesn't have to be boring. Try a structured top on for size.

Loose-Fitting Jeans + Button-Down + Blazer

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A Love Is Blind

Mix high and low by styling a classic blazer and button-down with a pair of cool, relaxed jeans.

Trench Coat + Striped Shirt

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Collage Vintage

Don't underestimate the classics. Take a simple striped tee, and pair it with a trench for a look that never goes out of style.

Blouse + Skirt + Sneakers

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Collage Vintage

Breathe life into your favorite work blouse by styling it with a simple black skirt and a cool pair of sneakers.

Printed Skirt + Crop Top

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A Love Is Blind

Take your officewear into the weekend by styling a midi skirt with a simple crop top.

Trousers + Sneakers

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Collage Vintage

Go for the high/low look by styling a pair of cropped trousers with your favorite cool sneakers. 

Turtleneck + Dress

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Collage Vintage

Take your favorite summer dress into fall by styling it with a turtleneck underneath.

Belt + Coat

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Collage Vintage

Give your favorite coat a new twist by cinching it with a belt.

This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated by Allyson Payer.