Doubling your wardrobe without spending a dime may sound like a dubious claim at best. While we don’t have a magic wand to make your closet bigger, we do have a few novel ways to wear pieces you already own.
Scroll down to see eight out-of-the-box styling secrets for everyday items, from a brilliant suggestion for a button-down shirt to a smart trick for getting more mileage out of a midi skirt.
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Look for a midi or maxi skirt with an elastic waistband like Palermo's to ensure your dress stays up.
If you find the more daring combination of a flowy dress with wide-leg trousers unflattering, you can still try the look with a slimmer-cut dress and fitted pants.
This look isn’t for the faint of heart. To pull it off, wrap a belt under the collar of the button-down shirt to ensure it stays up. Call us overcautious, but you might also want to add a few strategic safety pins connecting your top with your makeshift skirt, which will ensure everything stays in place.
Pair a plain, sleek sports bra with overalls for a tomboy effect.
Live The Process Stretch-Jersey Sports Bra ($80)
We recommend trying this look with a silk camisole underneath, just in case the belt doesn’t keep everything secure. After all, isn’t it best to leave the wardrobe malfunctions to the pros?
We adore this provocative menswear look, but have two words of advice: wardrobe tape.
Alexander Wang Wool-Blend And Satin Vest ($695)
For an alluring effect, opt for a deep v-neck sweater, and for more conservative occasions, try a crewneck cardigan.
J.Crew Double-Knit Merino Wool Long Cardigan ($118)
Tip: This outfit works best with a relatively form-fitting shirtdress made of a thin material.