Reviving Clothing I No Longer Love

 You usually associate Fall season with cold weather, right? Surprisingly, the weather hasn’t been too bad here in Los Angeles. So I was able to wear this new, off-the-shoulder, silky burnt orange blouse. When I first saw this top in stores, I was in love, but this turned out to be pretty hard to style with the way it fit on me. Since I am not too busty on top, it was a bit loose and was constantly falling down. Even if I don’t love this top as much as I did when I first got it, I made it work. Today, we’ll be talking about ways to make a clothing piece you don’t like too much into an outfit you love. Therefore nothing goes to waste.

One thing that caught my eye about this blouse is the texture and the ruched balloon sleeves. Lately, it has been all about statement sleeves. To make this outfit not so boring, I added some fun but very simple accessories. I wore speckled half moon shaped earrings from SUGARFIX by Bauble Bar and a simple gold choker from Forever 21.

So how do I change up this look to something I LOVE? I decided to wear some of my FAVORITE pieces and really jazz up the look with accessories and trendy pieces.  I was thinking about wearing this top with a skirt but it just didn’t look right with how loose the top was on me. So I opted for a bottom piece that was more fitting like these comfortable jeans with a frayed ankle detail that are currently very trendy. I’d love to know if you love or hate this trend. Rather then going for a lighter bottom, I went with a dark color so the burnt orange would stand out. Since this top was too big and a bit boxy for me, I decided to tuck it in for a more polished look.

For shoes, I went with these studded chunky heels that I bought in Seoul, South Korea. This was actually my first time wearing them out! πŸ™‚ The little turquoise stones stand out and goes so well with the orange color.

So the key to making a piece that you don’t love is to add pieces you LOVE! Even a simple handbag or a pair of statement shoes could make the difference. And of course, don’t forget to accessorize according to the style you’re going for!

This Post Has 46 Comments

  1. What a great resource! It’s so important to breath new life into old clothes! It’s economical and good for the environment.

  2. The sleeves on your top are so cute! And I especially love how you paired them with those frayed hem jeans. Such a fun look! πŸ™‚

  3. This top looks SO AMAZING! You look great!

  4. It is very creative of you and very resoucful to be able to reinvent clothing from the “bottom of the closet”. I am such a minimalist, and do not like to keep many things, now I wish I’d kept some pieces that I sold or gave away.
    Daria
    https://www.californiachic.net/single-post/Green

  5. That top is awesome! You can dress it up or down

  6. This outfit is darling! I love the idea of reviving things in your closet. I find there are soooo many gems I forgot about. In fact, now I’m inspired to do it tomorrow! xx Shannon || http://www.champagneatshannons.com

  7. I have those Sugarfix earrings and LOVE ’em! They’re such great statement-makers!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

  8. Good call on the turquoise details with the orange top! Such a cool combination! πŸ™‚

  9. Love this styling! Such a pretty off-the-shoulder top with those fringed hem jeans and cute sandals!

    Hope you have a merry Christmas,

    Shelly
    ArizonaGirl.com

  10. Nice outfit! This is a great idea too. Often times, it’s good to look into what clothes we already have instead of spending money on more.

    -Alina
    http://www.piggybankhacks.com

  11. Love the idea of bringing back clothes! I should do this!

  12. Love the look. I like reviving clothes that I no longer love by combining them with something new.

  13. Love these jeans, this is one of my favourite trends from the past year! Gorgeous!

  14. Really love the color and the sleeves of your OTS blouse!
    XOXO
    Annie

  15. This blouse is so cute and the color looks so good on you! I think you did a great job styling a piece that you’re not absolutely in love with.

    Xoxo,
    Amanda
    http://www.trulyyoursa.com

  16. You lucky thing – must be SO lovely with the warmer weather over there! The burnt orange colour of your blouse is drop dead gorgeous and I love how the shade of your blush seems to nearly match – perfect!

    aglassofice.com
    x

  17. I envy you guys! It’s freezing cold here, I miss the warm weather and off shoulder tops! You made such a clever use of this baggy top, absolutely love the outfit look πŸ™‚
    Happy holidays!
    xx
    Ankita
    http://realgirltalks.com/

  18. I love the turquoise and orange together. So cute!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  19. haha.. simple is beauty.. nice photoshoot.. any recomend for the photographer ?

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