While buying new clothes is always enjoyable, it’s also fun to experiment with what you already have and switch up your style. There is nothing wrong with being a self-proclaimed outfit repeater. In fact, taking up an old dress and adding new elements can often make it look like a new dress in itself!
Whether you are packing light for a trip or simply choosing to breathe life into your favourite pieces, here’s how to do it in style.
The uncommon combination of a solid tee with a strappy dress works surprisingly well. The idea is to infuse a new look to your existing outfit. A solid white tee, when worn under an old dress, looks great for a casual day out. This is particularly helpful when you’re packing to go to a place that switches between hot and cold weather.
Knot It Up
The trick about re-wearing a dress to make it look new is by bringing focus on the different components of the outfit. A mix of casual class and refreshed style, pair your old dress under a chic shirt and make it look unique by knotting your shirt up. Make sure your shirt contrasts with your dress to create a perfect colour-blocked outfit. You can also switch this up for winter by tying a crop knit sweater over the dress.
If there is one element that can break or make a look, it is accessories. The beauty of well-complemented accessories is often understated when styling outfits. Add a classic belt, a beautiful silk scarf, and some jewellery when styling an old dress. Use this trick when packing for holidays too. Alternate between different accessories like a hat and sunglasses, watch and scarf, bag and belt, for a failsafe new look.
You can also use accessories to change the way your dress is used. While a black sheath dress is the perfect everyday workwear outfit, you can also make it party-ready. Just add a bejeweled belt or brooch and watch your dress seem totally different!
Mix and Match
It goes unsaid that your favourite dress is something you’d like to repeat time and again, and you probably look for excuses to style it on different occasions. Up your style game by playing with different pieces over your dress. A solid cardigan or turtleneck worn over your dress will revamp into a beautiful flowing skirt below.
For a more formal look, a fitted overcoat with knee-high boots and cable-knit tights makes for a great winter evening outfit. The right combination of fabrics, accessories, and layers can be used to wear one dress in several ways through seasons.
Repeating outfits is always a great idea when done with confidence and creativity. Refurbish your old dress using these sleek tricks to make it look right off the rack! Shop for complementing staples at Shoppers Stop online and never let your favourite pieces be forgotten. If you’re looking for different styles you can try out, read our blog on 15 Must-have Dresses In Your Wardrobe.
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