reworking an Old Piece
How many times have you sold something or gave it away and later regretted it? I often get so tired of my clothes and 'have nothing to wear' whilst staring at a full closet. It's important to look at things with fresh eyes, especially as trends repeat themselves.
Let's get into reworking your closet and styling old pieces in new ways! Usually I'm the first to sell or donate items to make room but, some things are worth a second chance. I get it though, easier said than done! Reworking an item can make it seem brand new again- it’s like remembering why you fell in love with it in the first place. This is something I struggle with but, absolutely love doing when I take the time to.
First, try pairing it with something different. If it’s a top, then try different bottoms and vice versa if it's bottoms. Also, try throwing on different accessories with it, like a bold purse or fun shoes!
Mike gifted me this cute b&w summer dress when we first started dating, years ago. I love it today as much as I did back then but, I’ve definitely over played it throughout the years by styling it the same way. My go to styling was wearing it with no layers and with either white sneakers or sandals. Don't get me wrong, that’s a simple, easy summer look but, I feel like my style's evolved from that.
It's a pretty short dress so I started by adding the knee high boots to it and already it had a whole new feel to it! Next was finding a colorful layer to add. I finished the look with this cool thrifted dusty rose, suede blazer and voila!! A completely fresh, new look with an old piece!
My biggest advice for this is to not overthink it. Over the years, your style grows without you even realizing it. Try that bold pattern mash up or see how that bright color looks with it on! Don't be scared, spice it up and you might surprise yourself.
'til next time!
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