Trends come and go, certain cuts and silhouettes fade in and out of style, and fashion is constantly changing and being recycled. So while going on a shopping spree for new pieces in the neighborhood, Bloomingdale’s is always a fun pastime, one place to check out to help revive your wardrobe is your very own closet!
Our closets seem to accumulate clothes throughout the years, and many of the classic basics are still wearable without looking dated. The trick is to amp up has-been items with modern accessories and trends! Here are some of our fave basics and tips on new ways to wear them!
The Loose White Tee: While this classic will always look good with a simple pair of jeans, make it modern by pairing it with sleek leggings. Add more edge with details like lace or chunky layered accessories. A pair of killer stilettos add sex appeal.
Classic Trench Coat: Always in style, make this piece more youthful by pairing it with a skirt, dress, or shorts that have a shorter hem. Balance it out with some of-the-moment knee highs! Or opt for a form-fitting black ensemble with rocker detailing (think studs and leather) and throw the trench over for a sophisticated touch!
Basic Button Down: A roomy button-down is great for work when tucked into a pencil skirt, but wear it on the weekend too! Leave it untucked, or halfway tucked, into trendy denim or a pair of leather (ette) shorts! Industrial-inspired jewelry or other funky accessories, like a headscarf or suspenders, lend even more unique style.
Oversized Cardigan: We all have many of these in our closets, in our drawers, or in a pile on the floor. These cozy go-to pieces make great layering pieces for any cool weather look, but make it the centerpiece by pairing it with simple skinny-leg pants or leggings and belting over the cardigan to create a waist and sleeker silhouette. Long-chain pendants and chunky rings make great accessory options.
Denim Cut-Off Shorts: Every generation has some variation of the jean cut-off. These days, a shorter style is in. To make it seem less scruffy and casual, try it with opaque tights or knee highs and a pair of chunky heels. A looser fit button-down or blouse makes it dreamy and romantic. Or don a fitted cami or v-neck tee and throw on a blazer for more structure and coverage!