Fashion with Patience: 5 Tips To Wear What You Already Have

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Why buy new clothes when you can rewear what you already have? Upcycling and reusing is definitely in fashion now and here’s some ways you can wear what you have

Do Regular Clear Outs

Regularly clearing out your wardrobe and donating things that you don’t wear will allow you to see clearly what you do have and make it easier to plan outfits from your existing wardrobe. Use the rule of thumb that if you haven’t worn an item in a year it’s ready to go. Keep basic items that can be layered or paired with many outfits.

Plan Ahead

Planning your outfits, the night before and thinking ahead can make it easier to wear some items you might not usually reach for in your wardrobe. Have a good look through what you have and think about was to style the old pieces you love but rarely wear. This way you can make good use of all your items and not just reach for the same old jumper and jeans every day.


Instead of buying new clothes all the time, change up existing outfits by varying your accessories. A simple belt or scarf added to an outfit can completely change and saves you from splashing out. When buying accessories choose ones that will go with many items you already own to make this easier.


Finding ways to upcycle your old clothes is a great way to feel like you have a whole new wardrobe. Look online for ways to DIY your clothes or take yourself to your local haberdashery too pick up some cool things to customise with. This is a great way to use what you already have and ensure that you’ll wear something that is unique to you.

Focus on a Few Items

Pick 1 or 2 items out of your wardrobe that you haven’t worn in a while and want to incorporate into your wardrobe, this will make it easier and more manageable rather than staring at wardrobe full of clothes and feeling overwhelmed. Once you have selected a few items you can begin to pair them with your everyday staples to create brand new looks.

Written By: Patience Bradley