It's easy for anyone to feel uninspired by what they see in their closet day in and day out, but lately I've been finding little ways to spruce up items I already own. Here are a few combinations I've been trying out to make older pieces feel fresh and new.
I pretty much live in my vintage cut-offs during the summer, but when I don't want to look too casual, I like pairing them with slightly unexpected items. To add a bit more polish, I throw a blazer on over a tank top and finish with a pair of flirty, feathered sandals. I stick to neutral accessories to ground the look, but the mix and match of professional and playful pieces keeps the look from feeling stale.
I have an large sweatshirt collection, most of which I wear with yoga pants, pajamas, or jeans. But the idea of balancing a loungewear item with more tailored pieces (I'm looking at you, slim trousers with Gucci slides) feels like a fun departure. A messy topknot keeps it from feeling too serious, while bold hoops and an orange-red lip add a pop of color.
A patterned wrap dress feels about as old-fashioned and proper as I like to get, which is why one simple swap can make a nice difference. I threw on some punchy sneakers (instead of a classic pump) to keep it the look modern and dressed down. When worn with a low side pony and a contrasting clutch, it's classic with a twist.