How To Put Together Outfits With Clothes You Already Have

How to Put Together Outfits With Clothes You Already Have: A Comprehensive Guide

Posted by Brent Ferguson on

We all have those days when we stare blankly into our wardrobes, struggling to decide what to wear. But before you succumb to the temptation of a shopping spree, consider redefining your style with the clothes you already own. To help you do just that, here are ten comprehensive style tips.

1. Embracing the Power of Color Coordination 

Color is the most straightforward way to bring an outfit together. For example, if you have a skirt and you're unsure of how to style it, look for tops in your wardrobe that match or complement its color. Try them on with the skirt, and you'll likely discover some winning combinations.

2. Mix and Match Like Never Before

Experiment with pairing clothes that you've never worn together. Don't overthink whether they'll work together - just take them out and try them on. You'll likely be surprised by some of the new, attractive combinations you'll find.

3. Shed Your Clothing Labels

Don't let a garment sit unused in your wardrobe because it's 'too special' or 'too casual'. Liberate your clothes to be worn anytime, anywhere. That favorite dress for special occasions could be dressed down for the weekend with sneakers and a leather jacket! The casual jeans you wear around the house can be dressed up with a blazer and heels.

4. Don't Save Clothes for Best

Following the previous point, don't save things for the best. If you love something, wear it. If it feels too fancy, there are ways to dress it down. Combine it with casual footwear, layer something under or over it, or play around with accessories.

5. Try Every Possible Combination

Don't rule out any combination until you've tried it on. Clothes look totally different with a body inside them, and there are lots of styling techniques (like tucking in, cuffing, knitting etc.) that can make seemingly incompatible items work perfectly together.

6. Ease the Pressure of Perfection

Some combinations won't work, and that's OK. It's part of the creative process. Use this as an opportunity to experiment and try new looks. If a look doesn't work, try another!

7. Use Styling Techniques

Styling techniques can bring a look together. Knotting and tucking in are two go-to techniques. For instance, tucking a top into your waistband can give both you and the top a little more shape. Play around with the sleeves - a simple cuff can transform the look and fit of a top.

8. Accessorize Your Outfit

Adding shoes to each outfit you try on is a must. Shoes can make or break an outfit. In fact, the reason you're not wearing some of the clothes in your wardrobe could be because you don't have the right shoes to pair them with.

9. Repurpose Your Clothes

Consider modifying the clothes you own by distressing, cutting, tailoring, or dying. Transforming your clothes can make you feel like you have a whole new wardrobe!

10. Get Creative with Scarves

In warmer months, you can repurpose your favorite scarves as fashionable headbands or hair ribbons. Simply tie a scarf around your head, or put your hair up and tie the scarf in a bow around your hairstyle.


By following these tips, you're sure to discover 'new' outfits hanging in your wardrobe that you've never thought of before. So, the next time you think you've got nothing to wear, remember these tips and start enjoying the process of getting dressed!

If you found these tips useful, share your experiences and style transformation journey with us. We'd love to hear from you!

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