Fresh Ways to Wear Clothes You Were About to Retire

Street style photos are incredibly stylish and fashion-forward, making us want things we currently don’t have. But before going to stores to seek fresh trendy pieces, get some tricks to give new life to pieces we were about to retire.

  1. Shirtdress

color blocked vest with white shirtdress

shirtdress with necklace and gladiator sandals sexy shirt dress with gold belt and lace up boots

Looking for fresh ways to add some flair to your button-down shirtdress? You may copy Blair Eadie’s Greek goddess-inspired style by wearing a chunky gold necklace beneath your collars and resorting to gladiator sandals on your street style looks. Leaving your top and button-half part unbuttoned while letting your thigh-high boots peek out can be a means of looking fashion-forward to your looks. Just think of a gold belt to spice your black shirtdress, or simply go for a color blocked vest like Mary Orton did.

  1. Striped Ensembles

striped dress with blazer and rain boots striped top with cape and jeans striped skirt with chic blouse and vest

Striped tops, bottoms, and dresses can be timeless, but they can be boring when worn in traditional ways. Like street style star Chiara Ferragni, you may wear a striped cape with your striped top, giving a great contrast yet creative twist on your typical striped top and skinny jeans. Striped skirt may look great when worn with a chic chiffon blouse and vest while a striped dress will look eclectic with a brightly colored blazer and a pair of neon rain boots like style blogger Annabelle Fleur did.

  1. Turtleneck Sweater

turtleneck sweater with blazer and gray jeans with suede boots turtleneck top with vest and maxi skirt turtleneck sweater with checkered vest and boots

Spruce up a chunky knit that’s seen better days with a structured blazer or a checkered vest. Like fashion blogger Blair Eadie, you may think of playing with oversized trend by wearing your turtleneck sweater with a loose maxi skirt and vest. This way, you’ll look more intentional and trendy on your street style without thinking of a worn out sweater you’ve worn in years.

  1. Graphic Top

graphic tee with chambray shirt and jeans white tee with robe blazer and jeans sequin tee with pink fur coat and pants graphic top with jeans and chic coat

Whether it’s a phrase embedded or printed tee, graphic tops can have an updated look by wearing a jacket, vest, blazer, coat, or even a button-down shirt. Like street style star Chiara Ferragni, go casual cool with a graphic top worn with a chambray shirt and jeans, or go eclectic by wearing a brightly colored fur coat making it look fancy yet bold.

  1. Button-down Shirt

button down shirt with black dress olive green button down shirt with skinny pants and coat chambray shirt with pastel yellow lace skirt

Got a stain on that white button-down shirt? Use it as a layering piece to peek out from a plain black dress like fashion blogger Jane Aldridge did, making it look fashion-forward with no stain in sight. If you’re tired of wearing the Canadian tuxedo look or denim-on-denim outfit, then wear your chambray with a lace skirt like Veronica Popoiacu did, making it effortlessly chic.

  1. Plain Dresses

black dress with leather jacket and floor length cardigan cut out dress with orange blazer silk dress with blue vest and fur jacket orange peasant dress with jeans dress with wide leg pants and structured coat

Plain dresses may be versatile, but they can easily look boring and dull. Like fashion blogger Kristina Bazan, you may think of updating your little black dress by wearing a lightweight cardigan and leather jacket while giving some pop of color with your chic pair of sandals. Short dresses can be spiced up by wearing skinny jeans with them like Blair Eadie did, or copy Zanita Whittington’s look by going for a pair of wide leg pants and a structured coat for a trendy street style.

Indeed, there are a lot of tweaks you can do with the clothes you’re about to retire. This way, you’ll conserve more money and will make you invest in fresh and timeless pieces that can last for a lifetime.

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