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

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. 

Flannel Shirt

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The Blonde Salad

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.

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Jeans + Tights + Black Pumps

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A Portable Package

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.

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Stripe Shirt + Leather Skirt

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Look De Pernille

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

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White T-Shirt + White trousers

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Fashion Vibe

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

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Leather Jacket + Camel Coat

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Vanessa Jackman

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.

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Choker + Pendant Necklace

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Stockholm Street Style

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. 

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Ankle Boots + Socks

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Lee Oliveira

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

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Camisole + Turtleneck

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Blame It On Fashion

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

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Scarf + Belt

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Vanessa Jackman

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

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Etoile Isabel Marant

Ugo Flannel Check Shirt ($405)

Joe’s Jeans

Skinny Crop Jeans ($152)

Love Leather

A-Line Leather Skirt ($320)

Satin Waist Trousers ($60) in Stone

Club Monaco

Smooth Choker ($175)

Corgi for J.Crew

Cashmere Tipped Socks ($88)

Tory Burch

Saddalrina Belt ($175)