Switch Up Your Style Without Buying Anything New

As a professional fashion stylist and closet organizer, I constantly battle with the struggle of wanting to try out all the latest trends, while maintaining an uncluttered closet.  Just like complementary colors on a color wheel, certain styles in fashion (edgy vs. girly) can combine together to create a new style.  This trick has saved me countless times from overbuying.

The six main styles are boho, girly, edgy, athletic, sophisticated, and preppy.  After sticking with one style for too long, it’s not uncommon to want to change up your style.  This can be extremely overwhelming because most people will assume this means you need to start from scratch and buy a brand new wardrobe.  By using common wardrobe staples, you can easily pair contrasting styles to create a brand new look.

Let’s start with the women out there who are transitioning their wardrobe from girly to edgy.  The recipe is simple and the best part is the ingredients are most likely already hanging in your closet.  Take your favorite floral dress, throw on your favorite black leather jacket and combat boots, and boom – you’re done!

Photo Credit: Revolve.com, Jacket: ALLSAINTS Cargo Leather Biker Jacket, Dress: RACHEL ZOE Dolores Dress, Shoes: Steve Madden Hybrid Combat Boot

Do you feel your wardrobe is too casual and athletic and you want to appear more sophisticated?  Take your favorite pair of joggers, tuck in a tank in the same color as your jogger, and top it off by throwing on a blazer and a pair of heels.  Now you’re ready to go from your morning meeting to your nightly Netflix binge.

Photo Credit: Shopbop.com, Blazer: ASTR the Label Arlo Blazer, Tank: Terez All Use Racerback Tank, Joggers: BB Dakota Jack by BB Dakota Jog Days Pants, Shoes: Sam Edelman Danna Pumps

Do you want to soften your edgy look and appear more boho?  Take your favorite edgy graphic tee and tuck it into a flared pant with a pair of booties.

Photo Credit: FreePeople.com, Tee: Free People Stones Swirl Tee, Jeans: Free People Wrangler High Rise Flare Exposed Button Jeans, Boots: Free People Vegan Cody Lace-Up Boot

Tired of feeling too preppy?  Style your button-down tops with a pair of ripped jeans and any neutral heeled shoe.  Just like that, your style will be saying Tory Burch who?

Photo Credit: Nordstrom.com, Blouse: Equipment ‘Starry Night’ Silk Shirt, Jeans: AGOLDE ’90’s Ripped Loose Fit Jeans, Shoes: Vince Camuto Sashala Pointed Toe Bootie

My biggest styling tip is to think before you buy.  Fashion is an art, so get creative!  Every fashion style can contrast each other to create a new look.  By using common wardrobe staples you can easily transition your style without breaking the bank or cluttering your closet.

Written by: Caitlin Jaymes   

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