Quick and Easy Outfit Ideas Using Items You Already Own

You may have your go-to uniform set. (This editor can't get enough of his jeans-tee-jacket look.) But variety is the spice of life, right? So adding something new into your dressing routine could be just what you need to make your closet feel new again. But, don't worry, this doesn't mean going out and buying a complete new wardrobe. It's easy to reinvent your outfit using items you probably already own. 

Below, we're highlighting seven easy styling ideas, using standby items like the classic black belt, denim jacket, everyday skirt, and more. 

Keep scrolling to find new outfit inspiration and make your closet feel new again.

1. Belt a leather jacket.

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You probably wear your leather jacket normally or draped over your shoulders, but it's easy to reinvent it by adding a belt to it like you would a dress or flowy top.

2. Make your own suit.

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Have a blazer and trousers in a similar colour? Make your own suit and give your standard style a break. Don't worry, the hues don't have to be exact, they just need to be in the same colour-family and go together. 

3. Single tie a scarf to add interest and drama.

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Instead of looping your go-to scarf as normal, go for something dramatic like tying it tightly around your neck and letting the ends hang down low. It'll add interest and drama to even the most basic outfit. 

5. Try a skirt over a dress.

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Give your favourite dress new life by layering over a skirt for extra dimension. 

5. Tie a denim jacket around denim culottes.

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You may be used to tying your favourite chambray shirt around your waist, but how about a jacket? If you go for a style that's lighter-weight, it'll feel the same—but look cool and updated, especially when paired with coordinating culottes.

6. Add a camo jacket to something really feminine.

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Give a femme dress a tougher vibe by topping it off with something like a rugged camo jacket. 

7. Wear a robe as a jacket.

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Your robe? Yep, it can totally work as a jacket too—when paired with separates like jeans and a crisp blouse.

Isabel Marant John Cotton Satin Robe Wrap Jacket ($318)

 

Will you test out any of these tips? Let us know in the comments below!