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6 Tips to Make Your Wardrobe Bigger

Don’t know what to wear? How to make your wardrobe ten times more hip without going shopping.


The Pencil Skirt

Raise your hand if you only wear your pencil skirt to the office? Keep it raised if nine times out of ten your skirt is paired with a crisp, tucked-in button down—yes, it’s a classic combo, but let’s switch it up with some pairings that are already in your closet. It’s true, I’ve been sucked into the boring habit of wearing drab office-appropriate styles too—snap out of it!

6 Tips to Make Your Wardrobe Bigger

Creative pairings with a pencil skirt make it less uptight

6 Tips to Make Your Wardrobe Bigger

Pencil skirts don’t have to look conservative!

Try layering a loose piece on top but knotting it at the waist to create a look that reads boho. Maybe even use that crisp button-up mentioned above. Don’t go too loose, or it might read hobo—we’re not looking to emulate Mary Kate and Ashley circa 2006. Add a brightly colored clutch or statement heels—it’s perfection! Secondly, pair your workhorse staple with another workhorse staple—the white crewneck. With the right accessories this look is work-appropriate. Think chunky jewelry, a polished hairstyle and simple makeup with a bold lip. See, it’s easy!

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A writer, artist, and designer since she was young enough to put pencil to paper, Hilary taught herself code and created Urbanette when she was a teenager. Currently, she spends most of her time in France, NYC, London and Switzerland, and travels extensively around the world. Hilary spent the past decade living in NYC, still considers herself a New Yorker, and visits regularly. She’s always looking for hot new topics, destinations, and brands to bring to Urbanette readers.

Reader Discussion: 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…

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