[When moving into either a dorm or an off-campus apartment, your wardrobe will face two major challenges: 1. A major lack of funding (to add more to it), and 2. A major lack of storage space (for all the crap you’ve got). For these two reasons, maximizing what you already own becomes essential. That’s why you need to learn to Shop Your Closet. Each week, I’ll show you how to wear 1 item 3 ways – with the stuff you most likely already own! – to get the most out of your purchases.]
Skinny jeans have been popular for a long time now. You’ve probably got quite a few pairs in your closet and you’ve been wearing them for years. But that’s the problem. There’s only so many ways you can style a pair of skinnies and your everyday look is starting to get boring.
But it doesn’t have to be that way. With a little creativity and the loads of basics you’ve got in your closet, you can work your skinnies in a variety of new ways. Especially for the winter season. So bust out the boots and rethink those going-out tops because I’ve got some fun, new looks for you and your jeans.
As it starts to get colder, sometimes you just want a cozy outfit to keep warm while you trek around in the slush outside but you don’t want to look bulky. Luckily for you, skinny jeans hug those curves (no matter how many layers you’re wearing) look great with boots of any sort. If there’s a lot of snow where you are, toss on your winter boots (Sorel makes cute ones if Dad thinks you need some practical shoes for Christmas), or if it’s just slushy get some fleece liners for your rain boots. Henley under hoodie under vest – layers are the key to keeping warm in winter (and keeping cool once you get inside). If it’s not cold enough for all those layers, just pairing the henley and hoodie or the henley and the vest works well and looks cute too.
Cool in the Cold:
Feeling the wardrobe blahs? Add sparkle to an everyday look by layering a sequin tank under a cardigan and top with a scarf. Pair with your basic black flats or those riding boots you’ve been itching to wear since last April. Though you’re wearing a glitzy top, the basic cardigan and skinny jean subdue the look and the scarf makes it all casual and toasty warm.
Pretty much everyone has a plaid shirt and black cardigan in their closet. Pair these together with your skinny jeans and boots for an easy to put together look. Then add something with sparkle to make the look fun, new and unexpected. For the winter, I chose a beanie with a touch of personality, but you could also leave the plaid shirt open with a graphic tee under, or add some sparkly bracelets, a cocktail ring, a bedazzled belt, or a fun, layered necklace. It’s a small touch, but it makes a huge difference.
Find out other ways to re-work what you’ve already got stuffed in that closet of yours.