We’re all for getting extra mileage out of our investments, which is why we are firm believers of wearing pieces year round. What’s more, with so many designers turning out season-less items (see: leather for summer and slip dresses for fall) it’s actually surprisingly easy to pull off, all it takes is a little style savvy and an open mind. Here are four ways to re-work items you already own. And with the cash you save, you can actually afford to go out in the outfit.
The secret here is balance. Pair your ankle boots with a black bag like this croc backpack and choose a dress in a more substantial cut and fabric (exta points for black details). Finish with a pair of unique sunglasses.
Anything leather is fantastic for fending off the chill in winter, but conjurs images of overheated car upholstery come summer. Thankfully a sleeveless dress or a-line skirt pack a serious style punch without the threat of heat exhaustion, just keep extras light and choose thinner pieces.
- Faux Leather Dress, Zara $80