At the end of a fashion season you may start to experience buyerâ€™s remorse. Youâ€™re wondering what on earth possessed you to splurge on those platform flats when three weeks later a less-chunky, strappy sandal became the new rage. If youâ€™ve amassed a collection of last season fashion trends, donâ€™t throw them out just yet. Get creative with your wardrobe.
Itâ€™s easier than youâ€™d think to incorporate out-of-season clothing into your new look. Accessories are especially easy to reuse. Instead of putting that beautiful handmade scarf away for the warmer months, try using it as a head wrap over a loose updo. Peep-toe heels can be worn in winter with warm tights and a timeless overcoat. Even a bright floral summer dress can be paired with a blazer, belt, and an oversized bag for a new look. When using summer items in winter, the key is layering, so donâ€™t be afraid to combine textures and colors.
Youâ€™ve probably heard that fashion trends are cyclical. Styles youâ€™ve amassed today that have lost their popularity will inevitably come around again, which is another reason to hang on to them. Designers are often inspired by vintage styles and incorporate those into their designs. We see this not only in clothing but in accessories and jewelry. Thatâ€™s one reason antique-looking jewelery is popular again. Take a cue from this trend and create your own personal style by mixing something old and something new.
If you doubt a style will come back around again, like those orange parachute pants in your closet, it may be time to drop them off at a thrift shop.