nine ways to make last year's holiday outfit new

Content originally written for online media platform, Daily Origin.

As we (finally) make our way to holiday parties with friends and family this December, the pressure to have a never-before-seen outfit is real. But before you purchase something new, try sprucing up last year’s holiday outfit with items you likely already have in your closet. 

  • Make it monochrome
  • Stay on-trend with a monochrome look. Pick your main piece and keep your shoes, top, and bottoms in the same color story. 

  • Add tights
  • New and practical for winter, a double win! Layering tights is a great way to add depth and texture to an outfit without taking away from it.

  • Or a turtleneck
  • Was your original look sleeveless? Layer a sheer, striped, or plain black turtleneck underneath for an entirely new top.

  • Or a sweater
  • Sub a chunky sweater for your original top. Wearing a dress or jumpsuit? No worries! Play with proportions to transform your one piece to a skirt or pants.

  • Throw on OTK boots 
  • Just like tights, over-the-knee boots can add a bit of coziness to your outfit without taking away from it. Plus, who doesn’t feel sexy in a pair of those?

  • Cinch your waist 
  • Create a new shape with and highlight your waist with a chunky belt. 

  • Accessorize with a statement piece
  • Draw the eye somewhere else - add a big earring, a chunky necklace, or a colorful scarf.

  • Put an oversized blazer over it (a personal favorite)
  • For cool points, add a structured blazer in any color. Don’t have one? Blazers are one of the easiest things to thrift. Inexpensive and versatile!

  • Change up your hair or make-up
  • Your hair and make-up are just as much a part of the outfit as the clothes. Swapping your natural glowy face and wavy locks for a bold red lip and a slicked back bun can change the entire vibe of your look. 

    Visual learner? No problem! Check out my TikTok for my take on this article (with an actual holiday outfit I’ve repeated!)


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