Even outfit repeater’s get stumped on what to wear!
A Dreary Dress
We all have that one piece of clothing in the back of our closets that we never ever wear but don’t want to clean out just yet.
For me it was this gray striped dress that I thrifted in December. I felt uninspired to wear it and was pretty sure I was going to donate it back to a thrift store at the end of the season. But then I pulled out a few styling tricks and I’m into it again!
Keep reading to find out what changed…
👗 WHAT I’M WEARING 💄
Thrifted dress/cardigan/scarf, $2 total (shop similar dress, shop similar cardigan, shop similar scarf) | Walmart ballet flats, $6 (shop similar shoes) | MAC lipstick in Ruby Woo (shop exact lipstick)
🛍 SHOP MY LOOK 🛍
What I’m Wearing
I once again enlisted the help of my mom to peruse my closet and see what stood out to her. She brilliantly put this dress & cardigan together and I can’t believe I didn’t think of it first!
I took over the styling after that and enhanced the look with a patterned neckerchief, my holy grail MAC red lipstick, and some basic ballet flats so the bottom half of this outfit didn’t compete with the top half.
New Ways to Style Old Clothes
A few tips for styling those stubborn pieces are..
– Get a new perspective on the piece. Text your bestie for advice. Ask the internet for their opinion. Or be like me and make a family member dig through your closet. 🙂
– Browse Pinterest for outfit inspiration.
– Upcycle it. There are so many ideas on the internet like making a t-shirt into a bag. Sheri of Refashionista is a whiz with transforming her clothes!
Shopping For a Cause
If you really find yourself stuck at styling, then consider donating your item or selling it to a secondhand clothing site like thredUP and then buy yourself something you’ll love!
thredUP is currently running an amazing campaign called Shop Her Closet for International Women’s Day on March 8th. You can shop the closets of their top 30 sellers with 100% of the proceeds being donated to Girls Inc.; is a non-profit that supports young girls’ development and futures.
To support this cause, visit the Shop Her Closet campaign page on thredUP and get shopping!