Now, I don’t know about you guys, but I am not rollin’ in the benjamins over here nor is my money tree blossoming at all (I’ve owned the darn thing for quite some time, if anyone knows how to grow a money tree then please holla atcha girl) So I try to get super creative with my wardrobe and make “new outfits” based on what I already have *or* I try to wear some of my summer clothes all year round. Here are some tips and tricks I use that helps extend the life of my wardrobe.
Turn Your Jeans/Jeggings Into Capris
I like to wear my jeans in the fall, winter and spring. In the fall and winter I’ll tuck my jeans into boots and channel my inner Peter Pan. Sometimes I even think I can fly.
In the spring time I’ll roll up the bottom 3″ or so of my pants and make a “cuff” and turn them into a faux capri. BAM show off those sexy ankles girl friend, show what ya mamma gave ya.
Wear a Sun Dresses in the Winter?
Now I live in NY so our summers only last for about 3 months, so the way I extend the life of my sundresses is by layering, layering, layering. Some people will just throw on a matching cotton crew neck long sleeve under their spaghetti strap dresses-now I feel like this looks cute on most people but not on me. I feel super awkward. So instead I throw a long sleeve under my spaghetti strap sun dress, add a cardigan over it as well, cinch a belt *over* the cardigan around my waist to give me a waist line again (sometimes adding a bunch of layers makes you look like ryan seacrest and not heidi klum–we’re going to heidi klum status here people) to keep my leg warms I’ll add either tights or leggings, throw on some boots, add a scarf and viola I just added another 4 months to my sundress!
Turn your Dress into a Skirt & a Shirt
You can double the wear of your dress by wearing it as a skirt *and* a top! (wha the whaaat??) This technique tends to work better with dresses that are “A-Line” or “flare out” at the bottom, a pencil dress will not work for this technique. Take the top part of your dress, fold it inside of itself, and BAM you got a skirt! You can see how Lindsay from Hello Hue transformed her Dress into a skirt.
Wanna get your mind even MORE blown? You can also turn your dress into a cute “top”! No, this doesn’t involve taking your skirt and shoving it all into the top of your dress (I mean, if you wanna make it look like you have Dolly Parton cleavage then totally go for it, I wont stop ya) but all ya gotta do is find a skirt that you own that is a wee bit longer than your dress. Just tuck the bottom 1/2 of your dress into your skirt and bada bing you now have a top! Lindsay from Hello Hue sports this look below!
Turn Your Cardigan Into a Sweater
I hope *some* of these tips have helped! Just get creative and scour your closet for new ideas! Sometimes just adding an extra layer makes all the world of difference.