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6 Tips to Make Your Wardrobe Bigger

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OK girlfriends, it’s time to get honest about our wardrobes. If you’re anything like me, you have been guilty of wearing the same outfit twice in one week, you have fallen victim to boring office styles, and you have admittedly worn outdated trends. So, it seems we are all lacking a little imagination when it comes to repurposing our wardrobes. Or maybe we are just missing the fashion savvy gene completely.

6 Tips to Make Your Wardrobe Bigger

Don’t know what to wear? We have answers.

I have a secret to tell. I went from post-college slumpy-frumpy-dumpy to confident reborn fashionista after sorting through my closet from top to bottom. No shopping necessary. I reused some of my favorite pieces in new ways to expand—no double, my closet. If you’re like me, a 20-something living in a post-college world, struggling to keep a career rolling and aspiring to look like a million bucks without going shopping every week, read on for some of my most creative tips.

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Sarah enlightens us on a daily basis with the newest trends as (and often before) they transpire. She is the consummate globe trotter. Having traveled to over 70 countries, she earns her living writing, blogging and modeling while on the road. In her spare time she gets manicures, suntans on yachts in Greece, shops for even more shoes, and lives in the limelight. She loves photography, elephants, sailboats, bangles and ballet flats.

56 Comments

  1. Patricia Montague

    I don’t want my fashion sense to be labeled predictable 🙁

  2. Carrie Bleau

    Awesome post! I wear way too many neutrals and I’ve been looking into switching things up a little.

  3. Sherry Manust

    You make it look super easy #fashion

  4. Kelly Gonzales

    Too many options make simple decisions more difficult. Thanks for these helpful tips.

  5. Evelyn Harris

    I’m terrible with mixing and matching so this article gave me great ideas!

  6. Kimberly Holder

    You just proved that fashion is all about taking an idea ang making it my own…

  7. Eloisa Clay

    Bookmarked for future references!

  8. Katherine Donnelly

    Well, I realized that I don’t NEED A LOT, I just need VARIETY!

  9. Britni Baynes

    So impressive! You created a number of “personalities” in my mind (I’m imagining myself…)

  10. Osana Smith

    You’ve just given me MORE options…

  11. Jodi Thil

    Do you have any tips to make mixing colors easier? I always just wear black and gray to achieve professional look 🙁

  12. Jeweli Prater

    Lol, this is too girly. Not all girls are like that. I wear the same color of pants every week though I have tons of them. It’s not about how you wear the same top or bottom, but how you mix them.

  13. Jossen Row

    My wife is planning to get a bigger wardrobe because her clothes are too much because of she shops often. I think she will need this article.

  14. Cries Moris

    After sharing this article with my girlfriend, she is now doing her DIY clothes. I hope she makes it right because I don’t want to get in trouble tonight.

  15. Yuliya Bruce

    I do hate repeating clothes! Like, people will think that you have no clothes at all? I don’t want that, who would want that huh?

    • Marina Bozek

      I agree! I hate repeating outfits as well. I’m not comfortable with it.

  16. Alena Martin

    I will share this to my squad! We are planning to buy new clothes because summer is already here. I will suggest this to them!

  17. Angelo Henderso

    Can you make an article about how to DIY your old clothes, and turn it into peplum tops? I want to try that, but I have no idea how to start.

  18. Hena Taylor

    I like the idea of changing the lenses instead of buying new sunglasses. A Witty move for you, Hilary. I like your thinking here.

  19. Steev Smith

    I don’t get why women are embarrassed if they wear the same skirt/pants twice in a week. I wear the same pants for a week, and no one cares. Lol

    • Joss Butler

      You don’t know because you are not in her shoe. Got it? Women are picky when it comes to their clothes, unlike some of you, guys.

  20. Jeni Morgan

    I am not that type of girl who wants to shop every week. I don’t give a **** if I wear the same top, or bottom within a week. 😂

    • Cristina Joseff

      I love your spirit. I see nothing wrong with repeating clothes. If that is the real you, be it.

  21. Rosetta Armendariz

    Haha! This is the reason why I love reading Urbanette’s articles. My girlfriend will love me more if I share this one to hers.

  22. Veola Sancho

    Crop top hoodie? Wow! It’s perfect for this season. I wanted to try that, but can you have the step by step procedure?

  23. Blanche Martina

    summer is approaching, and I want to have lots of crop tops to wear, but I don’t want to spend too much money on clothes.

    • Mildred Davis

      Me too! I want something new this summer without breaking the bank.

  24. Candis Melton

    Peplum style of clothes is the best! It reveals the curve of your body in this type of cloth. I wanted it with my dress! Lol 👗

  25. Robert Patel

    Does Rayban offer to change of lens? I never tried that before, does anyone tried that already? I just want to know how much it will cost.

  26. Olive Williams

    Same here. I have tons of dress in my closet because I was part of something when I was in college.

  27. Wilma Moore

    WHAT? Are you serious about layering a shirt over the dress? IDTS. I will never do that.

  28. Frederica Pellman

    I love the peplum look as it covers up the tummy bump. I also love scarves – I notice French women wear them even in summer with t-shirts and white jeans. And sunglasses – it’s never too dark to be cool, and the sun always shines on the cool folks. They convey mystery and glamour and make any outfit look great. I am European, and we believe in using tailors ton make over blouses and skirts into different looks. I especially like using the tailor to make an otherwise fab but too baggy blouse into one that fits my curves. All great ideas and timely for the warmer weather coming (we hope!)

  29. Dawn Katz

    I tried wearing a white shirt under my dress. It looks good, that is what my friend said to me that time. Lol, but I think they are telling the truth.

  30. Ani Hoker

    Wow! Seriously, this will make my wardrobe bigger! I don’t need to shop every week for my new clothes. I hate repeating my clothes every week.

  31. George Sumanta

    My mom told me that if I don’t wear all my clothes, she will throw it away. Hey, mom! I have an idea. Lol, I won’t let you do that! 😉

  32. Lancy Stanford

    Scarf eats a lot of space in my wardrobe. I can put some of my clothes in its space but IDK where to put my scarfs. I will try chaining it, or research for another way to keep it.

  33. Jesse Wyss

    I’d rather buy new clothes than wasting my time on DIY clothes. I have no talent in DIY so, why waste time if you can buy?

    • Luthi Sanders

      You have a point, but if you’re a lack of money, you’ll see this point too.

  34. Paul Daiz

    I will let my girlfriend read this one. She has a lot of clothes in our wardrobe, and she’s unhappy because she doesn’t have enough clothes to wear! 😳

  35. Lana Wiliam

    Cut your pants, and turn it into shorts. Playing with your scissors is sometimes fun.

  36. Jurik Smith

    The timing of this article is perfect. I am in need of expanding my old wardrobe because I have excessive clothes.

  37. Juli Woods

    My wardrobe is not that big but full of old clothes. Some of my clothes are out of fashioned already. I don’t know what to do with them, but I don’t want to throw them away.

  38. Jessi Agusta

    Seriously? Can pencil skirts compliment with a loose top? I can’t imagine that boho thingy that you are saying. Pencil skirts are hard to mix and match.

  39. Anila William

    I have lots of pencil skirts! I wear them at work. I can’t believe it can have more sense outside the office. Lol. I will pair it with some of my loose shirts.

  40. Maria Bruce

    I am no good when it comes to fashion. I bought clothes for my office work, and it looks like the same all the time. Lol

  41. Jenifer Jeni

    Thanks for giving me ideas on what to do about my old clothes! ☺ I was planning to throw them away, but I read this article.

  42. Great ideas! I have so many pencil skirts that I have only worn once. I seriously don’t know what to do with them, I am actually planning to just give them away. But, thanks to all of your advice, I now have a week long plan of wardrobe and I don’t even have to repeat any clothing item! 😀

  43. As for the scarfs, I can say with confidence that they’re my favorite wardrobe item. There are so many different ways to tie a scarf, you could say it’s an art, like origami. But it would’ve never occurred to me to wear something on top of a dress. Neat trick! I’ll try to give this one a chance before the weather gets too hot.

  44. Cute ideas. I was wondering what to do with some of my mini-dresses. I have blouses that I thought I couldn’t wear with anything — but pairing them over a minidress would look HOT!

  45. I love the peplum top idea! I’ll follow your instructions and use a large shirt (I have the perfect one), cut the bottom off, tailor it in so it’s tight and then sew the bottom back on without making it smaller, so it ends up looking like this. Fabulous idea!!

  46. Hannah Mayers

    Wardrobe expansion is a problem (a big problem for that matter) especially for professionals like me. More often than not, I’m confused what kind of dress, blouse or skirt to buy. I honestly don’t invest in accessories that much. But after reading this article, I have seen the importance of accessories. From now on, I would start investing on accessories too 🙂

  47. Saving up for nice statement dresses is important, just in case you have a formal party for work or an event to attend. As a Greek member myself, I still have all my dresses from professional and formal events 🙂

  48. Courtney Watson

    I must admit, making my wardrobe is a challenge! These tips are really awesome! They can help me have a new look everyday LOL!

    But I guess I should invest on more accessories!

  49. Jen Spillane

    Great suggestions!

  50. Tami Winbush

    I love that peplum top – I've never seen anything so beautiful. As a bigger woman, I've found that that I tend to wear things that make me look like a old lady wearing a mumu. When I venture to wear something that has ruching on it, I look stunning and I do have curves, they are just fuller.

  51. I always have trouble staying creative with my outfit, so new tips to mix things up are more than welcome. I'll definitely try adding some scarves to my outfits!

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