How to Re-Style pieces in your closet

It is always a great feeling when you buy a new piece, but lately I have felt a better feeling when I use what I have and make it look different because 1) I save money 2) there's not much space left in my closet and 3) I exercise my creative juices. After realizing I kept featuring the same pieces just styled differently here on the blog,  I decided to put together some of my favorite tips in hopes that this will help you re-style some pieces in your closet! Let me know if you try it in the comment section below or tag me on Instagram @lilbitsofpau!

1. Wearing a dress as a top. I loved the dress below so much that I wanted to wear it again, but for it not to look like a major repeater I wore it as a top. If the fit and length permit, tuck in the front portion of your dress into your jeans and voila! 
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2. Transform a dress from casual to dressy. The easiest way to make a dress casual is by pairing it with a flat sandal or a tennis shoe, and when you pair that dress with a heel it immediately dresses it up.
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3. Change the layers. In the example above and below, by simply adding or changing the layer (blazer, jean jacket or sweater) it automatically gives the outfit a new direction. 
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4. Pair the piece with different colors. From the blazer below I drew from the blue in one outfit and the red in another outfit to give a different look. I also made sure that the red accessories were the dominant items in the second outfit which steered the eye away from the repeater piece.
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Along the same lines, for a bigger difference take a look from monochromatic to a different color scheme. In the outfit below, the canvas is a simple beige dress. In one outfit, I kept the rest of the colors light light and metallic for a monochromatic style outfit. When it came time to style it a second time, I paired it with a heavier color (black) and took the look in a completely different color scheme so it was hard to notice that it's the same dress!
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5. Wearing the blazer of a suit in suit form, or with jeans. This one is just easy, if you have a matchy-matchy suit, take the components of it - blazer or bottoms to incorporate into other outfit. I just used the blazer from the suit to pair with jeans. In this most recent blog post (here) I used the trousers with another top!
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6. Change the accessories. I think this tip goes hand in hand with all of the tips- changing the sunglasses, handbags, shoes, and jewelry can revamp a look.
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I hope you enjoyed these style tips! Let me know if you have any that I didn't mention in the comment section below!

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