Trends come and go, so it’s a given that a piece you might love to death now might be left at the back of your wardrobe as time passes.
But it doesn’t always have to be this way. Here are five chic ways to transform old apparel and accessories to make them look as fresh and new as the day you first got it.
1. Use a scarf as a belt
Add flair to a tee-and-jeans ensemble by using an old bandana or skinny scarf as a belt.
2. Layer your tube top or spaghetti strap over a shirt
We’ve shown you the many fun ways to wear your button-up. Now, take your ’90s spaghetti-strap or tube top to 2016 by layering a button-up underneath.
Photos: Equipment/Net-a-Porter and Song of Style
3. Add a guitar strap to your bag
Update a cross-body or top handle bag with wide embellished guitar strap-esque add ons like the ones designed by the likes of Fendi and Prada, or get an actual guitar strap for a bohemiam, rock ’n roll take on the Fall/Winter 2016 trend.
Photos: Fendi/MyTheresa and Fendi Fall/Winter 2016
4. Wear your lace-up top slightly askew
If you’re a little tired of the lace-up styles that were everywhere earlier this year, put a fresh spin on it by loosening the laces and wearing it off one or both shoulders.
5. Loop one bag handle over another
Want to take your grocery shopper bag from supermarket-ready to street-chic? Simply loop one strap over the other for a cool, triangular carryall.
Photos: Baggu and Caroline Modes