9 Outfits You Can Re-Create Without Spending Any Money

Maxine Eggenberger
·3-min read

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 eight 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.

Jeans + Fancy Top + Layered Necklaces


River Island Short Sleeve Collar Poplin Top in Lilac (£30)

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

Arket Flared Stretch Jeans (£59)

Printed top + Midi skirt + Belted jumper


Monki Ribbed Long-Sleeve Top (£15)

& Other Stories Mock Neck Sweater (£35)

Iris & Ink Bryony Crepe Skirt (£115)

Double Denim + Trainers


La Redoute Belted Denim Jacket (£70)

Topshop Considered Mid Blue Raw Hem Organic Cotton Straight Jeans (£32)

Reiss Finley Trainers (£120)

Jumper + Scarf + Leggings

& Other Stories Cashmere Ribbed Knit Scarf (£85)

COS Wool Jumper (£69)

Ernest Leoty Performance Stretch Leggings (£100)

Coat + Long-sleeve top + Knit dress + Chunky boots


Dorothy Perkins Green Premium Wool Boyfirend Coat (£85)

Arket Pointelle Top (£55)

Zara Knit Pencil Dress (£20)

Russell & Bromley Highway Chelsea Boot (£255)

Cardigan + High-waist trousers + Hoop earrings


AllSaints Vika Cardigan (£145)

Weekday Mija Hoop Earrings (£8)

Karen Millen Clean Utility Tapered Trousers (£129)

Jeans + Blazer + White Tee + Sneakers


Warehouse Formal Blazer Coat (£99)

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

Arket Regular Jeans (£59)

Monochrome blouse + monochrome skirt + Black boots


Topshop Black And White Wave Ruched Blouse (£26)

Marks & Spencer Polka Dot Plisse Midi Straight Skirt (£35)

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

Oversize Knit + Flared Jeans + Statement Belt


Arket Boiled Wool Jumper (£79)

& Other Stories Western Buckle Leather Belt (£35)

River Island Black Flared Jeans (£40)

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

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