A few ways to use an existing wardrobe to create cool outfits is to accessorize old outfits differently, wear clothes in different combinations, and modify some pieces into a different style. Declutter your wardrobe, and ensure that no item of clothing is worn again before all the other pieces have been worn.
- Try different accessories
Accessories can change the appearance of an old outfit and make it appear trendy and cool. Wrap a scarf or stole over a dress or shirt, or wear a shrug or bolero jacket over a long dress. Take in the waist of a shirt with an oversized belt, and add a necklace with big beads.
- Create new combinations
If a shirt and skirt are of the same color, experiment with wearing them with other colors that either complement or completely contrast the piece. Wear an oversized shirt as a dress teamed with a broad belt and knee-high boots. Team a formal jacket with a clean and crisp casual shirt and jeans.
- Modify to create new styles
Clothes can be transformed with minor modifications. Stitch sequins or crystals onto the borders of long skirts or the collars and pockets of shirts. Cut a long skirt to make it a short or mini skirt. Rip jeans at the knees, or fray the ends of a pair of shorts to make it look like it is straight out of a store.