7 Outfit Pairings That Will Make Your Old Clothes Feel New Again

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As the new season rolls around, it can be tempting to start eyeing up the new-in pieces that are dropping in-store, and while there are occasions when a purchase is required, we tend to find that that sense of "newness" can be re-created with pieces that are already sitting in your wardrobe. It's all about styling. Personally, I love browsing both the latest street style snaps and runway looks to gather ideas for the coming months. Typically, these sources are rich with inspiration and cutting-edge ways to work even the most timeless items of clothing.

For me, both the Celine and COS A/W 21 shows were gold mines for easy yet undeniably fresh outfit pairings. Think bomber jackets and midi skirts, slip dresses and oversized blazers, miniskirts and chunky boots. Deceptively simple yet they all have that particular 2021 brand of je ne sais quoi that makes you fall in love with fashion all over again—all without spending a penny. Of course, the fashion set gave the models a run for their money with their street style ensembles, and I particularly fell for Camille Charrière's slouchy trouser–and–knitted vest pairing, which I plan on re-creating this autumn.

So if you're looking to curb your spending this season or simply want to love what you already own, scroll down to see the outfit pairings that will make your old clothes feel new again.

Slouchy Trousers + Knitted Vest


AlexaChung Jacquard-Knit Tank (£150)

COS Houndstooth Wide Leg Pants (£89)

Midi Skirt + Bomber Jacket


Ralph Lauren Twill Bomber Jacket (£439)

Ted Baker Viccii Pleated Asymmetric Midi Skirt, White (£175)

Church's Alexandra T Rois Calf Lace-Up Boot Black (£790)

Neutral Separates + Colour-Pop Coat


Prada Single-Breasted Cotton-Blend Corduroy Coat (£2500)

Arket Crew-Neck T-Shirt (£15)

Rails The Topanga (£188)

Miniskirt + Knee-High Chunky Boots


Bella Freud 1970-Intarsia Cashmere Sweater (£420)

COS Knitted Mini Skirt (£45)

H&M Leather Boots (£90)

Midi Dress + Layered Shirt


Gap 100% Organic Cotton Big Shirt (£40)

Ganni Ruffled Smocked Checked Organic Cotton-Blend Seersucker Midi Dress (£215)

Cami Dress + Oversized Blazer


COS Oversized Fit Wool Blazer (£135)

Zara Linen Blend Camisole Dress (£28)

KG Kurt Geiger Vegan Tread Lace Up (£149)

Straight-Leg Jeans + Statement Blouse


Rejina Pyo Tate Ruffled Organic Cotton-Poplin Blouse (£350)

Abercrombie & Fitch 90s Ultra High Rise Straight Jeans (£72)

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