You may have your go-to uniform set, but you might also make your street style unique and unexpected with some few tweaks. Adding something new into your dressing routine could be just what you need to make your closet feel new again, but you don’t have to buy a complete new wardrobe if you can reinvent your outfit using items you probably already own. So, keep on reading for our 5 quick and easy styling ideas using items you already own.
- Dress up your ripped and distressed jeans.
A pair of distressed jeans maybe the most casual yet not the chicest staple in your wardrobe. Like fashion blogger Sonja Petrkowsky, dress up your ripped jeans with a chic blouse with ruffled sleeved that will add some flair to the ragged look. Or, take advantage of floral prints by wearing a floral print blouse with a pair of slouchy jeans like Kristina Bazan did. The key to make your ripped jeans look chic is to wear them with overly sophisticated top and not just casual shirts and plain tank tops.
- Be creative wearing your button-down shirts.
Apart from doing the half-tuck style, you can add some creativity to your street looks just by wearing the usual button-down shirt in unexpected ways. Button-down shirts have button holes that you can play with to come up with eccentric yet creative look. Think of wearing them backwards, one-shoulder style, off-shoulder style, halter style, and even asymmetric one. By being creative to your street style, you’ll be able to create a fashion statement even just wearing the ordinary and classic button-down shirt you had for years.
- Crop your favorite tees.
This summer, crop tops are on trend as they can make your summer style sexy and breezy at the same time. But if you don’t have a piece yet, don’t fret as you can crop your tees to serve you. For a nautical-chic inspiration, make use of your striped tee that will look so chic when a skirt and a hat when cropped. If you’re aiming for an effortlessly cool look, simply crop your tee that you usually wear with your jeans just to give you a fresh look.
- Rock a knot.
Whether it’s a belt, a blouse, or a shirt, rocking a knot on your outfit will make it more fashion-forward and creative. Like creative director Jaime Ridge, think of wearing your plain black dress with a robe dress in an off-shoulder way while letting the knot hold your outfit together. Or, think of knotting your scarf or belt around your waist just to add some drama to your summer style like fashion blogger Veronica Popoiacu did.
- Wear button-down shirts with dresses.
Summer may be a time for breezy fabrics and open-back style, but that doesn’t means you can wear lightweight layers too. If you have a sheer or mesh dress that looks so daring, try to team it with a button-down shirt that will make your style a bit demure yet trendy. Then, try to wear heavier layers on the colder months to keep your street style season appropriate. Indeed, all you need is some creativity and inspiration to dress up the items you already own.