Feeling tired of your current wardrobe but don’t want to spend a fortune updating it? Here are some ideas on how to give your look a revamp without spending a penny. Instead of buying anything new, why not try taking a different look at your wardrobe and pair up pieces that you wouldn’t have thought would go together? Maxi dresses over jeans, clashing pinks, dressed up denim to work? We’re loving them all and sharing our favorite unusual combinations below!
Try pairing your maxi dress with a pair of flats and a long trench worn open for a different silhouette. Remove the standard belt that comes with the trench, and add a long leather belt tied on the side for gorgeous summer elegance.
Looking to funk up your look? Wear an oversized shirt with a midi length skirt. Accessorize with one of your colored bags for an added splash of color.
DRESSES OVER JEANS
Have a maxi dress or long layered top that you've become a little bored with? Try wearing it over a pair of jeans to mix it up!
If you own a pair of denim shorts, give them a revamp with a pair of bright heels and layer them with a long maxi top.
MIX AND MATCH
Thought your maxi dress only worked for daytime? Give it a new look by wearing it with a pair of fierce heels to make it perfect for a summer evening out.
Got a pair of wide leg sweatpants but not sure how to wear them without looking like you've just rolled out of bed? keep your hair sleek with a half pulled back do. Wear one of your long sleeved neutral knits and if you own a pair of dressy pumps, wear them with your most ladylike bag and cute sunnies. The best part, it's effortlessly chic and oh so comfortable!
The wide leg culottes and wide leg leather pant craze lasted for some time, so it's likely you might well have a pair in your wardrobe. Why not give them an update for summer evenings with a summer floral cropped top?
SKIRTS AND T'S
A staple in most people's wardrobes, the pencil skirt or midi skirt. Thought you could only wear it for work or dressed up evenings? Try pairing it with one of your t-shirts. Logo, slogan, and bright colored T's all work perfectly to give the skirt an update. Wear with a pair of heels either neutral or bright clashing ones depending on how standout you want the look to be, and a wide belt to change the look up even more. Keep hair back to keep the look pulled together.
MIDI SKIRTS AND SNEAKERS
Most of us own a pretty summer skirt, but you might not have tried giving it a make under by wearing it with a plain t-shirt and cute sneakers. Perfect for weekend shopping and casual lunch with friends.
Similar to the summer skirt, give your maxi dress a dress down by wearing it with a pair of sneakers. A black trench for cooler days will give your dress a whole new look.
MIX IT UP
You might not think of wearing your maxi skirt and poncho or cape together, especially in summer but the look is perfect for those summer nights. It gives a completely new look to the pieces and allows you to wear your cape through summer!
If you own a brightly colored summer dress but always wear it with neutral accessories, why not pair it with some bright accessories to jazz it up even more? A colored or even patterned handbag and some statement sunglasses will give the look a fashion overhaul.
Own a lace skirt that you only thought could be worn for full on evening glamour? Why not wear it as a glam summer cover up for your holidays? Simply wear it with a black bikini and you can go from beach to bar in one easy step.
If you own a pair of leather trousers but only thought they were night time suitable, dress them down by layering them with an oversized shirt, plain t-shirt and belt it to give the look some shape. Want to really make the outfit pop? Pull out your patterned ankle boots and layer some necklaces.
CLASH THOSE COLORS
Neon on neon! Own a pair of bright colored pants or coat and bright shoes or bag but never been sure how to wear them? First instinct might be to pair the pieces with black, but try wearing the two together. Yellow and pink go surprisingly well together!
A small detail to update your look is to add a pair of fashion socks with a pair of heeled sandals that match your outfit. Extra bonus, keeps your feet a little more comfortable in those heels!
KNITS AND SKIRTS
A great look for summer evenings, a floral summer skirt, and a three quatre sleeved or full length wool knit. Not overly obvious to pair together but a great way to forgo a jacket for evenings and to keep your evening look cool, feminine and comfortable! (Cute puppy optional!)
ANKLE BOOTS / OTK BOOTS
Officially summer but still feeling a little brisk outside or just want to be comfortable for some weekend strolling? Wear your maxi dress with your autumn ankle boots. It will totally change your overall look and immediately reinvent your dress.
About to put your OTK boots away for summer? You might want to reconsider. Wear them with a summer lace dress or skirts this summer. It will toughen up those feminine dresses and takes them up a fashion notch and suitable for a glam night out.
SUMMER TIME WORK WEAR
A great summer work wardrobe is to wear pastel hues. Oversized trousers, pale trench coats and light knits all work well together and allow you to get some more use out of those spring items a little longer. Perfect for air-con filled offices whilst keeping your look light and airy.
Denim is usually a no no for the office unless it's 'casual fridays' however if you have a pair that are a blend with cotton or silk, they can be workwear appropriate as well as perfect for summer. Wear them with a blouse or smart three quarter length top, heels and fun sunglasses for after work!
A long maxi skirt might not seem suitable for work, but by wearing it with a tucked in white blouse it can be great for work. Make it more casual for after work by knotting the blouse at the front.
OVERSIZED JACKETS AND SKIRTS
Trying pulling out one of your oversized jackets or statement coats when wearing a mid length or denim skirt this summer. It gives a totally different silhouette to your skirt.