Making the Most of Your Wardrobe

making the most out of your wardrobe
making the most out of your wardrobe
making the most out of your wardrobe
making the most out of your wardrobe
making the most out of your wardrobe

I’ll take any excuse for a shopping trip. Seriously. I can’t count the number of times I’ve had a conversation very much like this:

“I need a black dress for [insert occasion].”

“Okay, that’s fine, you have amillion black dresses.”

“No, I don’t have the RIGHT black dress.”

I can pretty much hear my boyfriend rolling his eyes as he reads this, because most of those conversations happen with him. I’m the kind of person who 1000% will agree that you need a new black dress because the one you have needs to be one inch longer than it is for whatever occasion you’re going to. Sadly, I was not blessed with unlimited funding.

making the most out of your wardrobe
making the most out of your wardrobe
making the most out of your wardrobe
making the most out of your wardrobe
making the most out of your wardrobe
making the most out of your wardrobe
making the most out of your wardrobe

But having to budget isn’t always a bad thing. Sometimes it just forces you to get creative, like in my last DIY trends post. When I decided to shoot photos the other day, I really wanted to wear this shirt (bringing out my inner hipster yo), but I couldn’t find any trousers in my wardrobe that looked cool with it. That was when I spied this sparkly jumpsuit. So I threw my t-shirt on over it, knotted it at the waist, and completely re-purposed a slightly impractical statement piece.

It’s easy to get stuck in a rut of styling the same pieces the same way all the time. Not only will it get boring for you, but it becomes fatal if you’re a fashion blogger. Finding new ways to style your clothes keeps things fresh, and gives you at least double the amount of wear out of them. Instead of buying the exact item you need all the time, see if anything in your existing wardrobe would work. Can you throw a jumper over that jumpsuit and make it look like trousers? Pop the buttons on that shirt and turn it into a light jacket? Get creative and you’ll be amazed how much you can do with your wardrobe.

It probably sounds silly, but this one little outfit reminded me of why I love doing this. Finding new, interesting ways to style clothes and encouraging others to do the same is why I love blogging. I’ve always been inspired by bloggers who wear things in ways I would never think of. I’m so glad I’m growing into that, and hopefully I can inspire you to do the same!

making the most out of your wardrobe
making the most out of your wardrobe
making the most out of your wardrobe

DETAILS:

Jumpsuit: Zara
Shirt: Cotton On
Shoes: originally Mr Price boots, that I DIY’d into loafers

making the most out of your wardrobe
making the most out of your wardrobe

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8 Comments

    • Kelly Hoggons
      July 13, 2017 / 6:54 pm

      Thank you! They’re amazing aren’t they?? The sparkles instantly lift my mood!

  1. April 30, 2017 / 8:07 am

    Very cute look and love the backdrop for this outfit!

    • Kelly Hoggons
      July 13, 2017 / 6:55 pm

      Thank you! I live across from a park and all the trees burnt away a few months ago. Bit scary, but it does make for great pictures 😉

  2. April 30, 2017 / 6:45 pm

    I can relate to this post and your shirt is kinda funny tho haha. I also experiment with some of my clothes by doing DIYs that are on trend right now and that can save my pocket to prevent from buying clothes that are so easy to DIY.

    xoxo,
    Rets
    retlync.wordpress.com

    • Kelly Hoggons
      July 13, 2017 / 6:57 pm

      I’m trying to salvage my old clothes now too, because upcycling them into something trendy is so easy!

  3. August 1, 2017 / 5:46 am

    Great Outfit, Kelly! I am trying the same as you with micing and matching pieces but I still find myself completely frustrated over my wardrobe 🙂
    I’d love to read more inspirational posts like this!

    • Kelly Hoggons
      August 8, 2017 / 9:00 am

      I get frustrated with my wardrobe on a daily basis haha. I’ll definitely try to do a few more! 🙂

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