Send your closet to rehab!

We’ve all been there. That moment when you’re standing in front of your closet that’s bursting with clothes, yet you’re insisting you have “NOTHING TO WEAR!!” But if you’re like me (a broke college student) and you don’t have the cash to fund a shopping excursion, here are some fresh ideas to help rehabilitate your closet!

Tip #1: Incorporate a going-out piece with something more slouchy and comfortable. Try pairing a lacy black T-shirt or tank with loose-fitting cargo pants and a skinny belt.

Tip #2: Instead of rocking a blazer over a typical T-shirt, match it with one of your favorite sweaters for new look. Let the color of the sweater peak out from the blazer by rolling up the cuffs for added fun.

(Burgundy banded skirt, Forever 21; Purple men’s V-neck sweater, Express; Blue skinny crocodile belt, New York & Co.; Tan and black tweed blazer, Urban Outfitters; Black boots, UGG)

Tip #3: Don’t shy away from mixing bold prints with vibrant colors. Try pairing a daring print with colored jeans, or try black jeans for a sleeker look. 

Tip #4: Mix masculine and feminine pieces, like this leather jacket and button-down, with fitted pants and adorable studded flats for an unexpected twist on menswear.

(Red Roxy flood pants, The Roost; Cheetah print silk blouse, Goodwill; Dark brown leather jacket, Urban Outfitters; Coconuts green, gold-studded flats, Ambiance Consignment Boutique) 

Tip #5: We all know sundresses are fun in the summer, but they can also look adorable under comfy sweaters or heavy jackets during the winter months in Happy Valley 

Tip #6: Instead of sticking with black-on-black (something we all tend to do too regularly), throw on a jacket in an accent color, like this cream leather biker jacket to add some interest to your outfit.

(Cream Joseph Leather jacket, Ambiance Consignment Boutique; Floral purple Kimchi &Blue silk dress, Ambiance Consignment Boutique; Black lace racer back tank, Forever 21; Black Silence and Noise jeggings, Urban Outfitters; Charcoal Jomax mary jane pumps, Barefoot)

Photos by Jennie Lichtenstein

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