Unexpected Outfits Ideas That Are Already In Your Wardrobe

April 24, 2020 at 06:07AM

Here at Who What Wear, we firmly believe in the power of timeless clothing, or at the very least clothing you love so much you’re willing to wear it over and over and over again


While the temptation to shop right now is high, each season I set myself the challenge of finding new ways to wear the existing pieces in my wardrobe, in an effort to achieve that ‘new clothes’ feeling without having to spend a thing. Whether it’s dressing down a fancy item, or dressing up your more casualwear, our closet are actually filled with an endless combination of looks, if only we’re willing to experiment a little. 

With this in mind, I set out to find a few new outfit combinations I’d like to try and copy this season using items I already own. And as usual, the fashion set did not disappoint. From Frann Fyne’s trick to making a maxi skirt day-time appropriate to Erica Choi’s new take on styling a wrap dress, Instagram is a treasure trove of innovative outfit inspiration. 

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Keep scrolling for five unexpected outfit combinations I’ll be trying this spring, using items that are already in my wardrobe. 

Style Notes: While typically considered quite formal, Frann Fyne adds a casual element to her maxi skirt by pairing it alongside sneakers and a knit jumper. 

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Style Notes: Make use of your slip skirts during this transitional weather by pairing them with tank tops and button-down shirts, as Rachael Clifton of Bubbly Aquarius does here. A linen shirt will make the perfect layered addition to this otherwise summery look, which can easily be added or removed depending on the weather. 


Style Notes: Erica Choi has shown us a completely new way to wear your favourite wrap dress: paired alongside your favourite trousers for a completely unique outfit combination. 

Style Notes: Dress up your leggings look with the addition of a polo neck knit top, à la Camille Charriere. After all, who said runners and leggings had to be considered casual? 

Style Notes: When it’s not quite warm enough to wear all your favourite summer dresses, make like Eni Iloriand add a white tee underneath for additional coverage. 

Next up, the biggest S/S 20 fashion trends you need to know. 

Author Zoe Anastasiou | Whowhatwear
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