It’s a silly question isn’t it? Who wouldn’t want to get more wear out of their wardrobe and how nice would it be to go to your rails of clothing and feel like you’ve actually got something to wear? Like most people, as the seasons change I pack away items of clothing that I know I’ll no longer have the chance to wear, but there are actually plenty of ways to get more wear from parts of your wardrobe. If you’re not sure I’ll show you how, with just a few key items that many of us will have ready and available for paring.
Maxi and Chunky Knits
A maxi skirt or dress is a of course a summer staple, but once the balmy breeze turns bitterly cold the maxi gets relegated. Team your maxi with an over-sized, chunky knit and trainers or ankle boots and before you know it you’ll be maxing out the maxi year round.
Denim and Biker Jackets
In the summer time when the weather is fine, it’s also unreliable and most of us don’t leave the house without a jacket of some description, usually a denim jacket or leather biker. But as soon as that cold front arrives these offer no warmth at all. If you want to continue wearing these throughout the colder months it’s all about the layering, whether that’s with a snug hoodie, longline sleeveless jacket or full on winter coat.
Cool and casual, dungarees look awesome teamed with a slogan tee, sandals and sunnies whilst the sun is shinning. If you want to keep that cool, casual vibe into the colder months just swap your short sleeve tee for longer sleeves in knits or jersey, a roll neck and over-sized scarves….you can even keep the sunnies.
Dress over Trousers
I never like packing away my summer dresses, they’re the last thing to go and now they don’t have to. It may seem a bit 90’s and you might not want to go back there, but it’s a big trend coming through for SS17 and the pics below show how to pull off a dress over trousers or jeans. Take some time to pair the right dress with the right bottoms and you will look rocking this look…for the first or second time around.
(All images via Pinterest)
And there you have it, a way to get more bang for your buck out of items you already own, and tap into one of the SS17 trends before SS17 has even arrived! Let me know what you think.