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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.


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wearing the same outfit twice in one week, you have fallen victim to boring office styles, and you have admittedly worn outdated trends.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 (InsiderDiva.com) 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.

Reader Discussion: 72 Comments

  1. 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! 😀

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

  4. 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!!

  5. 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 🙂

  6. 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 🙂

  7. 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!

  8. Jen Spillane

    Great suggestions!

  9. 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.

  10. 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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