11 Outfits You Can Re-Create With Classic Pieces You Already Own

Maxine Eggenberger
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Over the last few months, we've been calling upon you, our lovely readers, to tell us exactly what it is you're looking for from Who What Wear during these strange times. Alongside plenty of calls for fashion-based escapism, wardrobe basics and at-home beauty, we also got inundated with requests for how to mix up your style without spending a penny. Well, you ask and it shall be given.

It's all too easy to become apathetic to those old faithfuls that have been hanging in your wardrobes for years. Once they've lost the shiny appeal of newness, they can fade into the background and become part of the sartorial wallpaper. However, in our experience, all these items need is a little re-contextualising, something to take them out of their stagnancy and help them to be reinvigorated with a newfound appeal. Trust us—even the most run-of-the-mill basics can look fresh with the right styling.

I did a bit of digging and found nine outfits in particular that I'm going to be re-creating this season with items I already have in my wardrobe. I have purposefully stuck to simple pairings so you can easily adapt to your needs. It's all about being creative and trying new combinations. Highlights include everything from easy double denim and the summer-ready top-and-skirt duo to chic tonal dressing and smart-casual tailoring. Scroll down to see my full edit.

1. Jeans + Collared Blouse + Layered Necklaces

Shop the look:

ASOS Cotton Embroidered Blouse (£29)

Thomas Sabo 18k Yellow Gold-Plated Charm Necklace (£169)

& Other Stories Mood Cut Cropped Jeans (£65)

2. Printed top + Midi skirt + Belted jumper

Shop the look:

& Other Stories Mock Neck Sweater (£35)

Andersson Bell Orange Printed Mesh Top (£110)

Iris & Ink Bryony Crepe Skirt (£115)

3. Double Denim + Trainers

Shop the look:

Arket Oversized Denim Shirt (£69)

& Other Stories Flared Cropped Patch Pocket Jeans (£65)

Reiss Finley Trainers (£120)

4. Jumper + Scarf + Leggings

Shop the look:

& Other Stories Cashmere Ribbed Knit Scarf (£85)

Frankie Shop Knitted Top and Cardigan Set (£150)

Ernest Leoty Performance Stretch Leggings (£100)

Clarks Hamble Loafer Tan Leather (£65)

5. Coat + Knit dress + Chunky boots

Shop the look:

Hush Verna Trench Coat (£159)

&Daughter Navy Knitted Dress (£395)

Russell & Bromley Highway Chelsea Boot (£255)

6. Cardigan + High-waist trousers + Hoop earrings

Shop the look:

Sézane Gaspard Jumper (£95)

Weekday Mija Hoop Earrings (£8)

H&M Tailored Trousers (£20)

7. Jeans + Blazer + White Tee + Sneakers

Shop the look:

& Other Stories Oversized Wool Blazer (£165)

Marks & Spencer Cotton Crew Neck Fitted T-Shirt (£8)

Arket Regular Jeans (£59)

8. Monochrome blouse + monochrome skirt + Black boots

Shop the look:

Isabel Marant Étoile Yoshi Blouse (£295)

Rotate Birger Christensen Polka Dot Skirt (£190)

Dune Siren Stretch Block Heel Almond Toe Boots (£160)


Shop the look:

Rixo Gwen Gingham Floral-Print Dress (£275)

Rock n Rose Vera Blush Pink Velvet Padded Headband (£34)

Daisy Estée Lalonde Thea Hoop Earrings 18Ct Gold Plate (£99)

10. Oversize Knit + Flared Jeans + Statement Belt

Shop the look:

COS Alpaca Knitted Jumper (£40)

Lemaire Western Leather Belt (£240)

Warehouse Premium Sculpting Denim Flare (£25)


Shop the look:

Sablyn Reign Ribbed Cardigan (£505)

Sablyn Jordan Ribbed Trousers (£540)

Monki Small Handbag (£20)

Russell & Bromley Mojito 90's Heeled Mule (£215)

This post was originally published at an earlier time and has since been updated.

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