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9 Outfit Hacks (Using Things You Already Own)

A.k.a. lessons we’ve learned from our stylish friends on #STREET365.

It’s an odd dilemma – a closet full of clothes, yet nothing to wear. We feel you (24/7!).

This often gives way to an unfortunate chain of events; your room looks like a donations bin, you’re late for everything and *gasp* you hate your outfit.

It can feel like the only way back is to hit the stores but we’ve got a simpler (and cheaper) way to give your clothing a new lease on life.

Enter… these 9 amazing outfit hacks (using things you probably already have in your wardrobe!).

The cool girls of STREET 365 have inspired some creative (and totes copiable – yay!) ways to reinvent your wardrobe.

Whether it’s dropping your blazer off the shoulders or wearing your slinky slip over a graphic tee, these outfit hacks will reinvent your look, get you out the door on time and make sure you look and feel real good.

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Accessorise your jeans with a keyring

Do this with double denim or a cute white blouse and you’ll nail Jane Birkin style. Plus, you’ll never lose your keys again!

Shop Annabel Blue’s Outfit here.

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Accessorise your jeans with a keyring

Do this with double denim or a cute white blouse and you’ll nail Jane Birkin style. Plus, you’ll never lose your keys again!

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Transform your shirt from 'boyfriend' to off-the-shoulder

Simply leave the top few buttons undone and then pull it down over your shoulders until it hangs comfortably. Think of it as a fashion-forward way to show some skin.

Shop Victoria Houllis’ look here.

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Transform your shirt from 'boyfriend' to off-the-shoulder

Simply leave the top few buttons undone and then pull it down over your shoulders until it hangs comfortably. Think of it as a fashion-forward way to show some skin.

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... or try it with a blazer

Same rules apply!

Shop Louise Follain’s look here.

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... or try it with a blazer

Same rules apply!

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Layer a vintage scarf over a vintage tee

Double up on your vintage but pair back with your chicer pieces like a silk bomber, blazer or cigarette pants (so that you don’t like you’ve spent too long in Granny’s closet!).

Shop Carmen Hamilton’s look here.

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Layer a vintage scarf over a vintage tee

Double up on your vintage but pair back with your chicer pieces like a silk bomber, blazer or cigarette pants (so that you don’t like you’ve spent too long in Granny’s closet!).

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Tie up your shirt

Give your collared shirt a summer/vacay vibe aswell as a feminine touch. For those who’d rather avoid a ‘crop top’, try it with high-waisted jeans.

Shop Sophie Dalah’s look here.

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Tie up your shirt

Give your collared shirt a summer/vacay vibe aswell as a feminine touch. For those who’d rather avoid a ‘crop top’, try it with high-waisted jeans.

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Make your hoodie more 'chic' than 'street'

Layer over a blazer or leather jacket and you’ll feel a little less rapper (but still gangster) and a little more french-girl. This works both ways because the hoodie will give your outfit an effortless and undone, model-off-duty look.

Shop Louise Follain’s look here.

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Make your hoodie more 'chic' than 'street'

Layer over a blazer or leather jacket and you’ll feel a little less rapper (but still gangster) and a little more french-girl. This works both ways because the hoodie will give your outfit an effortless and undone, model-off-duty look.

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Add badges to your jacket

Badges, pins and patches are on trend and all over jackets from Miu Miu to Gucci. D.I.Y by adding some pins and brooches to your jackets and t-shirts to make them feel ‘new’ again. BONUS TIP: try sewing different buttons on to your clothes, like chunky gold hardware to a blazer or vintage pearls on a white shirt.

Shop Annabel Blue’s look here.

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Add badges to your jacket

Badges, pins and patches are on trend and all over jackets from Miu Miu to Gucci. D.I.Y by adding some pins and brooches to your jackets and t-shirts to make them feel ‘new’ again. BONUS TIP: try sewing different buttons on to your clothes, like chunky gold hardware to a blazer or vintage pearls on a white shirt.

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Style a sweatshirt with cigarette trousers and a belt

This has a similar effect as the hoodie/blazer combination. Pairing a casual piece with something sleeker adds a cool new feel to any outfit combination. If you want to be daring like the girls of street style, why not try a heel with black tracksuit pants!?

Shop Roberta’s look here.

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Style a sweatshirt with cigarette trousers and a belt

This has a similar effect as the hoodie/blazer combination. Pairing a casual piece with something sleeker adds a cool new feel to any outfit combination. If you want to be daring like the girls of street style, why not try a heel with black tracksuit pants!?

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Layer a designer tee under a negligee

Whether it’s a slip dress, ‘nightie’ or lacy negligee, layering it over a designer or graphic t-shirt will instantly create a cool daytime look. Tip: try this with a collared shirt underneath for a dressier occasion. And while we’re on the topic of underwear as outerwear, we think you should try this super cool outfit combo (we know what we’ll be wearing this weekend!).

Shop Carmen’s look here.

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Layer a designer tee under a negligee

Whether it’s a slip dress, ‘nightie’ or lacy negligee, layering it over a designer or graphic t-shirt will instantly create a cool daytime look. Tip: try this with a collared shirt underneath for a dressier occasion. And while we’re on the topic of underwear as outerwear, we think you should try this super cool outfit combo (we know what we’ll be wearing this weekend!).

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