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10 Simple Ways to Restyle Outdated Clothes and Look Trendy

Fashion is changing at the speed of light and most people can’t keep up with it. It is difficult both mentally and financially. But the fact still stands: if you just keep wearing your favorite clothes that are not trendy anymore, you might look 5 or even 10 years older than you actually are. This is why it’s better to learn to wear your outdated clothes in a new way and push them to their limit.

We at Bright Side are sure that the clothes that used to be very popular but are not very popular today, can still look great in a modern look. And some brave girls, with the help of stylists, decided to prove this with their own examples.

1. Short down jackets

Short and thin down jackets are completely outdated if you wear them separately, but they still look great if you use them as one of the layers. By wearing them under your other clothes, you can wear thin coats in winter which will make your winter looks way different.

2. Outdated dresses

Many people still have some outdated dresses in their wardrobes, hoping that they will be popular again. But you can already wear them now by putting an oversize sweater or a big cardigan over them. This is one of the most modern looks and works great with medium-length dresses.

3. Pandora bracelets

Just a few years ago, Pandora bracelets were extremely popular. Almost every trendy girl on the street had a bracelet like that. But because of this, they were not unique anymore and this is how Pandora bracelets became outdated. Every single charm is a memory and a symbol of something important, which is why they are hard to say goodbye to. So, there’s a solution: put the charms on a necklace and wear them again!

4. Thin turtlenecks

Thin turtlenecks are having a hard time in the world of oversized clothes. But this basic piece of clothing will look completely different if you use it as an element of your multi-layered look. You can even wear a summer dress in the winter if you have a turtleneck on. It’s not just warm, but also stylish.

5. Slim-fitted shirts

Slim-fitted shirts don’t look modern in 2020, but they can be used as a second layer and can be worn under a sweater or a sweatshirt. This is how you can create your multi-layered look using the clothes you already have. The collar will still be visible and you can untuck the lower part of the shirt.

6. Slim-fitted jackets

Small jackets are not popular anymore and oversized models are in trend now. However, you can try and save a jacket if you wear something trendy on your legs and add a belt to the waist. Also, roll up the sleeves to hide the fact that they are narrow.

7. Old-fashioned denim jackets

Just like regular jackets, modern denim jackets have to be big. But you can still use them in your look today if you put a denim jacket under something else. This is exactly when you need a small denim jacket because if you wear too many oversized clothes, you’ll start to look funny. Denim looks great with down jackets, regular coats, and fur coats.

8. Skinny jeans

The most popular model of jeans is also not trendy now. First of all, they don’t look good on everyone, and also, they got really overused and people got tired of them. But many people still have them in their wardrobes — maybe even several models. This is why they keep on wearing skinny jeans by combining them with oversized clothes. The best option is to hide skinny jeans under a big dress.

9. Outdated shoes

If your shoes have a small nose and heel, maybe it’s possible to save them if you wear them with modern palazzo pants or wide-leg jeans. This is how you can hide the outdated model but still get all the benefits: you’ll look taller and your legs will appear to be longer.

10. Short trench coats

Even this basic wardrobe piece has to match the modern tendencies now. This is why the most popular length now is a mix of midi and maxi — the one reaching the middle of the shin. This is why short trench coats are not popular at all. But you can wear them with big skirts and dresses that will appear to be a logical continuation of a short (by today’s standards) trench coat.

What clothes have you been wearing for ages that you’re not ready to get rid of?