Update Your Wardrobe Without Buying A Thing

Monday, February 16, 2015


UPDATE: You can now watch the live segment online here.

In case you guys couldn't tune into my live segment today I'm sharing the same tips here for you! When we think about changing or elevating our style we tend to think that we have to go on a shopping spree and buy new on trend items. However, it is possible to elevate your sense of style with the items you already have in your closet. It's all about styling and looking at these items with a fresh set of eyes. Here are some guidelines to get your started:

Mix your prints. If you have been limiting your outfits to just one item with a print for fear of looking like a clown, fear no more! There are no rules when it comes to mixing prints, it is just a matter of your personal preference. One of my favorite ways to mix prints is using two prints that have at least one color in common. You can also mix two colors together; if two colors look good together chances are the prints will also look good together. If you're afraid of your outfit being too busy don't wear a printed top with a printed blazer, spread your prints out throughout the outfit. Keep in mind the simpler your prints, the easier they are to mix. I always say stripes are the neutral of prints, so that's a good place to start. 

Transform a dress into a skirt with a top. Give your dresses a whole new life and use them as a skirt. Throwing a top or a sweater over a dress can completely transform it. You can make a strapless dress appropriate for work and create a multitude of looks with just one dress. 

Style black + navy together. This was previously thought of as a no-no but it is so on trend right now! Wear a navy top with your black pants or mix a navy blazer with a black blouse to change it up!

Put a hat on. Topping off your outfit with a hat can take it to the next level. We all have hats in our closet that we can throw on to transform a look whether it be a fedora or a baseball cap. 

Embrace winter whites. I don't believe in the no white after labor day rule. I love winter whites! Try throwing a cozy white sweater over your white jeans you had previously reserved for spring and summer.

It's all about trying new things and getting out of your comfort zone a little bit!

Enjoy your week guys!

12 comments :

  1. I've been big into mixing prints lately, I found that it adds more versatility to my outfits. Any chance to mix and match different styles helps me save money because it's as if I have a whole new wardrobe without buying anything. I need to try the dress/skirt idea you suggested once it gets warm enough to actually wear a dress... hah!
    -Alex
    www.monstermisa.blogspot.com

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  2. Mixing prints is one of my favorite things to do! Great tips :)

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

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  3. Wow, great tips! Thanks for sharing! It was very useful reading!

    Spring is coming in Furore Magazine

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  4. Ah! Just watched the video! Such great tips! Thank you so much for sharing:)

    Cathleen // Classy Cathleen

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  5. AHHHH that is SUCH A COOL OPPORTUNITY! Congrats - you did great!

    xo katie // a touch of teal

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  6. Wonderful tips and I love the recording of the live segment!

    Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

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  7. CONGRATS on the segment! That is so awesome! And love all of your tips!!

    Xo
    Lee | LegalLee Blonde

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    1. Thanks so much Lee! I have another one coming up this month! So excited, it was a blast! And thanks for following on Instagram and Pinterest ;) hope to see you here again soon!

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  8. great job on the segment! What a cool opportunity! xx andrea

    Fancy Her Style

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