Eight Secrets To Making Your Closet Staples Fun and Fresh Again

Though the ability to endlessly purchase new clothes is a dream many share, it’s one that few ever realize.

We can't buy every new item we love, but there are ways to spice up your wardrobe and make it seem like every outfit you wear is new — even if you're wearing a dress you’ve had since the 10th grade.

The secret is styling. Invest in a few key pieces — dresses are always smart buys — and switch up your look with the help of accessories and add-ons.

Nobody will realize you’re wearing that same, old dress for the umpteenth time, and fresh ensembles can be recreated with the addition of new accessory combos.

So ladies, put down the credit card and shop your closet instead: We’ll teach you how to make the most out of what you’ve already got.

The Classic Shift

Add an edgy flair to your everyday shift dress with leather detailing and tough-girl accessories (the more hardware, the better).

Finish the look with motorcycle boots, and you've got a trendy, edgy look perfect for day or night.

If a ladylike look is more your style, accessorize with a polished handbag, sleek red pumps, and a classic trenchcoat.

Add some Jackie O-inspired cat-eye shades for the perfect timeless, feminine ensemble.

The Fit-and-Flare

Style this ultra-flattering shape any number of ways: Layer with an oversized turtleneck to keep you warm on chillier days or add on-trend accessories (like platform oxfords and iridescent sunnies) for a perfect weekend look.

For a more polished ensemble, pair the dress with a patterned and fitted blazer, a cross-body bag, and nude d'Orsay pumps.

You'll be the most stylish lady in the office.

The Shirtdress

This weekend wardrobe staple is the epitome of casual cool, no matter how you style it.

Toughen it up by adding knee-high boots, a leather vest and always-fashionable leopard print accessories (in small doses) for a street-ready, urban vibe or highlight the laid-back nature of the piece with a cozy knitted cardigan and earthy accessories.


If there's one item every woman needs in her closet, it's the little black dress.

Style the endlessly versatile little black dress an infinite number of ways; dressed up, dressed down -- you name it, the LBD can do it.

Keep it classy with a bold, colorful necklace and coordinating accessories or jazz the dress up with a sequined topper and quirky, graphic accessories.

The LBD can handle even the loudest of accessories.