How to Create New Combinations of Old Items

Looking fashionable at all times doesn’t mean always splurging for new pieces as creating new combinations of old items is stylish. Whether you wish to mix your newer pieces with older ones, or simply create fresh combinations from ensembles existing on your wardrobe, keep on reading to refresh your look with your timeless fashion pieces.

pastel green outfit with camel coat and cream shawl

pink and red outfit red and yellow top with blue pants

If your closet is full of bold colored pieces, you may be creative enough to wear your clashing colors together to create unexpected looks. Fashion blogger Blair Eadie creatively pulled the unexpected color combination by teaming her pink sweater with her pink midi skirt, as well as her yellow tank top with her red blazer, that made her style a bit quirky and playful. But if you feel this look is too bold for you, you may go for pastel colored outfits that will create a low contrast with neutral colored pieces.

lace collared top with gray midi skirt patent skirt with chunky sweater ruffled skirt with structured blazer slacks with black and white chiffon blouse sweater with burgundy midi skirt

Go over your closet and look for timeless and versatile pieces like a knitted turtleneck sweater, midi skirt, button-down shirt, slacks, pencil skirt, V-neck blouse, pleated skirt, collared top and such that can be mixed with different tops and bottoms to create a fresh set of outfit. Neutral pieces are more versatile to match any of your outfit and it sometimes feels good to detox from trendier pieces from time to time. Like Blair Eadie, you may wear your knitted sweater with a patent pencil skirt for a fresh look, though tulle skirt, ruffled skirt, pleated skirt, embellished skirt, metallic skirt, and sequin skirt can still be your options.

layered outfit with quilted bag polka dots shirt with cobalt blue sweater and skinny pants purple pants with layered top

If you feel you’ve already made the best combinations of your ensembles, then be more creative by wearing unexpected layers together. Button-down shirt with a sweater, chambray shirt with an army vest, and even a sweater with a dress and button-down blouse will work. Just strip things down to the bare essentials, creating a traditionally flattering, polished, and ladylike look that is always in style.

checkered blouse with checkered pants leopard print pants with chic blazer plaid midi skirt with off shoulder top purple silk skirt with floral print blouse striped top with skirt

Go over your printed pieces and look which bottoms or tops will work with them. Classic stripes, plaids, polka dots, and chevron definitely go well with any other solid-color pieces. If you’re having prints in full colors like graphic, abstract, or even floral, you may think of picking the shades of your prints to match your solid-colored pieces. This way, you’ll look more coordinated and polished without looking monotonous on your street style.

army coat with embellished dress color blocked vest with white shirtdress dress with button down blouse gray vest with dress statement coat with casual outfit

If your dress or jeans outfit seemed too boring for you, then refresh the look with your statement outerwear. A wool coat, army coat, color-blocked vest, tuxedo blazer, floral jacket, structured coat and such instantly alter the look of your existing pieces, making them look fresh and new. Indeed, constantly experimenting with your wardrobe by mixing and remixing your fashion pieces will end up to discovering good combinations with a timeless quality.

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