Have you ever had an unexpected fancy event - a date night or birthday dinner, for example - and you realize that you have nothing to wear? Even in a closet full of clothes, they all just don’t look good for some reason, and you start to stress out and think about buying new clothes. Well stop right there! Your solution is right in front of you, it’s just going to take some creativity to see it. If you’re wondering how to make a fancy look with the products that you probably already have in your closet, here are four wardrobe hacks to check out!
1. Elevate boring heels
So you got invited to a girl’s night, and you really wish you had some sparkle in your outfit. Well if you have a pair of neutral-colored heels in your closet, then all you need now is some glitter and decoupage glue. A DIY pair of glitter heels is a cheaper alternative to the ones you can find at the store, and you’ll be able to have your own original, customized accessory!
2. Find a tailor
Those pieces in your closet that don’t seem to fit very well anymore may actually just need a touch-up from a tailor. Having the right hem on a dress or proper sleeve length on a blouse can make all the difference in your outfit. Tailoring an outfit instead of going out to buy another one can save you some money, and allows you to re-use the clothes that you already have!
3. Tuck in a button-down blouse
If your nice occasion is on the business-formal side, then tucking in a cute button-down blouse into a skirt or trousers will make for the perfect look! Instead of going out to find a new top that will look good with that skirt or pants, play around in your own closet and use that button-down that has only had a couple of uses. For a sleek and slimming look, go for a monochromatic black-on-black or white-on-white choice.
4. DIY embroidery on a simple top
If you’ve been paying attention to trends this season, then you’ll know that embroidery is hot for the summer. Fortunately, it can be pretty easy to be on trend without having to pay the extra bucks for it at the store. Most of us have a couple of simple tops in our closet, and adding a pretty patch or pattern to it can elevate it and make it look more expensive. Take a visit to a craft store and you’ll find tons of options to sew into a plain top and make it the perfect choice for a nice occasion.