Fash Guide - How to Rock Re-wears


I don't know about you, but my bank account is looking extra pitiful post-holiday. Imagine a dried up lake with nothing but a pathetic puddle of water in its core. Now take away the puddle and that's my shopping budget. Bare to the bones. And I'm totally okay with it. Why, you ask? ‘Cause nobody knows how to rock re-wears like a fash lover without a trust fund. Channeling your inner stylist to create new looks with familiar pieces is a wardrobe survival must and can be a total blast. When it comes to creating different looks, one thing is for sure, creativity is essential. Try creating new combinations like a standout silhouette, new color combinations, pairing new patterns and prints, anything that screams DIFFERENT.

When I spotted this Lauren Conrad blazer on a mannequin in Lauren's New York Showroom, I simply knew it was destined to hold a high rank in my wardrobe once it hit stores. Every season there tends to be a star piece in my closest that I simply can't get enough of. This season... it's without a doubt this extremely versatile and classic red blazer, (I also have it in blue) which just so happens to be on sale for $34.99. Get it quick, ladies. You can thank me later. 
Below are just a few of the ways I styled my LC Lauren Conrad blazer this season. Which look is your favorite?

Retro Red 
Blazer -  LC Lauren Conrad, Blouse - Equipment, Skirt - DKNY, Heels - ShoeMint, Handbag - Little Black Bag, Necklace - Derng

Tip #1: Go with a theme. Imagining a decade or a certain theme is a great way to pull inspiration. Classic polka dots and knee high socks always remind me of this fabulous retro Barbie I had growing up. Pulling inspiration from the things around you is always a great jumping off point if you feel you've hit your styling limit.


Americana Casual 
Blazer: LC Lauren Conrad, Shirt: Splendid, Necklace: Derng, Ring: Pop of Chic, Boots: Pink and PepperLink Stone Bracelet: Fragments

Tip #2: Up/Down Method. Whenever you buy a statement piece it's important to remember that you will have far more opportunities to dress down an item rather than dressing it up. When styled appropriately, the up/down method is the easiest way to re-wear a piece. Go dressy the first time, with a skirt or dress and casual the second time with shorts or pants. It works every time and will instantly breathe new life into your re-wear. 

i
Party Classic 
Dress: LC Lauren Conrad, Blazer: LC Lauren Conrad, Necklace: T+J Designs, Rings: Posh Locket, Handbag: ShoeMint, Heels: ShoeMint

Tip #3: Silhouette Switch. One of the most effective ways to change up a look is by changing the silhouette. While a piece may look casual and fun when paired with skinny jeans, it can just as easily look chic and elegant with a fabulous dress. 


To see my fourth look and get an extra re-wear tip, be sure to check out my column on LaurenConrad.com here. :)

82 comments:

  1. I love all 4 outfits!
    ~Sarah
    www.Sarahfashionista.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Marvellous proposals! love the blazer!

      Today I will publish a post with new Beauty tips....with my New Ins for skin care

      Kisses from
      ❤♡❤♡❤♡ www.withorwithoutshoes.com ❤♡❤♡❤♡

      Delete
  2. so smart, anna. Thanks so much for all the tips. You are such an inspiration. xx

    ReplyDelete
  3. OMG. Dying over all of these outfits. I love the retro look the most. Fun and hot. Have a great weekend, Anna.

    ReplyDelete
  4. All these outfits are gorgeous and you look beautiful!

    xo

    ReplyDelete
  5. All gorgeous outfits, love, love, love xx

    http://littleandrandom.blogspot.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
  6. Great post!!

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  7. You do such a great job at rockin' the re-wears! I love the retro red and americana classic!

    xoxo,

    Laura
    http://miss-beanie.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  8. obsessed. You have motivated me to switch some things up in my closet. Thanks for always inspiring me to try new things. My favorite is the party classic. The dress is gorg.

    ReplyDelete
  9. This is one of the many things I love about your blog. When you show how to use one item in many ways. This is one of the many ways your blog us unique.

    Have a great weekend.

    Sofia

    Stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  10. Fabulous in every way! I want to buy a red blazer for ages with no luck :-(

    WorldByBella

    ReplyDelete
  11. wow, amazing post! I love all of them! xx A.

    ReplyDelete
  12. That red jacket is such an amazing wardrobe item. Great post.

    ReplyDelete
  13. this red blazer is so chic and stunning!! i adore all the outfits!! amazing skirt and rings!!
    Romwe giveaway on my blog
    http://mychoicesaremystyle.blogspot.gr/

    ReplyDelete
  14. fine mixx

    ; DD

    new post

    WWW.LIVE-STYLE20.BLOGSPOT.COM

    ReplyDelete
  15. Great advice! Why buy something if you can't see yourself wearing it more than once!



    The Purse Snatcher 

    ReplyDelete
  16. The Americana Casual look is my favourite, but you look great in all of them! :)
    Joelle
    xoxo
    www.febgirl.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
  17. Thank you so much Anna! I am really trying to save money at the moment, and I definitely needed some inspiration to re-wear my chlothes! :)

    ReplyDelete
  18. it's interesting to see the different combinations you make :)

    www.tripsandtreasures.net
    fashion in belgium

    ReplyDelete
  19. I love how you change up your outfits with a few key pieces. I used to be guilty of avoiding re-wearing outfits especially at special events. This post inspires me to think outside the box and change things up :)

    ReplyDelete
  20. Amazing dress and jewelry!!

    Love Bo,
    PurePreciousPerfection.com

    ReplyDelete
  21. I am totally in love with all the looks but the retro red is my favourite, it really looks so chic and sophisticated I love your outfits. If you have a second please visit my blog to check my last post xoxo

    www.kameliaandpearls.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  22. You've done a great job of restyling this! I love them all but the dressed down one is my favorite. :)
    Ginny
    mynewfavoriteoutfit.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  23. Love all of these, but my fave is American casual! Definitely something I'd wear on a day to day basis, and those curls are gorgeous! xoxo

    Fashions Beauty

    ReplyDelete
  24. Great tips Anna and I love your blazer - it's such a versatile piece! :-) My favourite look is definitely the American Casual as it's something I can try to recreate from items in my own wardrobe.

    Em
    x

    http://emberdrake.blogspot.co.uk

    ReplyDelete


  25. Approximately 20.5 million Americans (17.2%) over age 40 have a cataract in at least one eye, and rates are expected to rise to over 30 million by 2020. Wearing sunglass, especially early in life, may reduce the risk of cataracts.


    Crystal Custom
    Promotional Sunglasses
    Promo Sunglasses
    Personalized sunglasses
    Customized sunglasses

    ReplyDelete
  26. You look gorgeous, love the red jacket!

    http://alittlebitunique.blogspot.co.uk/

    x

    ReplyDelete
  27. I bought this exact blazer about a year ago from Kohls and I wear it all the time on my blog. It is the best fitting blazer nine ever tried. It goes with anything practically and can easily be dressed up or down. I've even been considering buying the navy now!
    www.walkinginmemphisinhighheels.com

    ReplyDelete
  28. Amazing combos! Americana Casual is my favorite! ♥
    Happy Weekend, Anna :) -
    xx

    ReplyDelete
  29. I absolutely adore that blazer and love all the ways in which you styled it :)

    Lots of love,
    Sabina
    Xxx

    SHOP my closet! :)
    Find out how YOU can be featured on my blog!

    ReplyDelete
  30. This is a really great post! I think the blazer looks really good in all three outfits but the Party Classic one has to be my favourite.

    aspiringforever.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  31. All four outfits look great! Figuring out new ways to wear a piece is so important when you have limited funds. I'm definitely with you in the post-holiday sad looking bank account boat. How do you get your hair into that bun? It's adorable!

    ReplyDelete
  32. You can NEVER go wrong with a red blazer! Great post Anna :)
    xo Jessica
    www.loveleeblog.com

    ReplyDelete
  33. Anyone with money can go buy a fashionable look but it takes a true fashionista on a budget to remix her closet and be fashionable! Great inspiration, love :)

    http://cstyledesign.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  34. I absolutely love seeing bloggers re-wear items frequently! I think it speaks so much more to their style than just buying and wearing brand new items all the time! It's easy to wear a fab new dress, but it takes much more skill & style to pull off the same items in gorgeous new ways! Well done!

    ReplyDelete
  35. Love all the outfit and thanks for the tips!!!

    ReplyDelete
  36. These are such perfect looks! I love it when bloggers re-wear an item. I've done that many times but unfortunately don't have the pics to prove it. LOL!

    Amazing post :)

    xo Azu

    www.raven-locks.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  37. Great tips as always! Re-wearing things many different ways is something I would love to learn. I love how your blog gives so many tips for that, I will definitely use these as guidelines next time I wanna rock again a piece I've worn many times already ;) ♥ xoxo

    ReplyDelete
  38. Don't think I could ever pick a favourite look because I LOVE them all. I love re-working things from my closet.
    Thanks for sharing these.

    pjmscloset.blogspot.ca

    ReplyDelete
  39. I am all about a re-wear and you've inspired me with some great looks!

    www.momwifebosslife.blogspot.com

    xx kelly

    ReplyDelete
  40. Bellissimi tutti e quattro. kiss

    ReplyDelete
  41. I love colored blazers! All these looks are fab!

    www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com
    www.daisyraeboutique.com

    ReplyDelete
  42. Absolutely love this post!! Such great style tips!!

    www.christinamartina.com

    ReplyDelete
  43. I love your style, love the different looks and how you paired the blazer.

    www.oohlalagwen.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  44. I love these types of posts!! It gives you soo many great ideas and new ways to wear a certain piece!!
    You look amazing!!!

    fashionqueen294.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  45. I love that you wear the same piece several times and in different styles
    Great Job!!


    http://laraspeaksstyle.blogspot.com/
    xx

    ReplyDelete
  46. Holy cow you are so amazing. Obsessed with every look. Great tips.

    ReplyDelete
  47. I love every outfit! Well done! xx

    www.creativityandchocolate.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  48. Fabulous post Anna. Love all those looks.
    Adela xx

    MISSPINKSTYLE.NET

    ReplyDelete
  49. it's nice to see the same item being worn in multiple ways. I'm definitely a fan of the americana casual. Fav.
    ~Andrea
    www.wearitbetter.com

    ReplyDelete
  50. Goodness, that red blazer is so perfect in all the outfits! Way to remix it :)

    Trendy Teal

    ReplyDelete
  51. Love the stripes! Hope all is well :)

    ReplyDelete
  52. Great ideas for a look with a red jacket!
    www.lam-style.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  53. I love how you made 4 different looks with the same blazer while making the outfits so different form each other!! It look really good on you !! I love red!

    http://the-astyle.blogspot.ca

    ReplyDelete
  54. Such good advice! Love your red blazer!

    xo
    Caroline

    lovecarolineblog.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  55. These are fab re-creates! You look awesome. So cute.
    Myah
    thehappyhealthywholegirl.blogspot.com
    identifemi.etsy.com

    ReplyDelete
  56. January is definitely re-create month hehe... fabulous advice I have to give it a try :)

    ReplyDelete
  57. Love this! The red blazer is lovely, it's always fun to see bloggers restyle their looks.

    ReplyDelete
  58. You've just convinced me that I need a red blazer in my wardrobe! It looks fabulous in all your outfits.
    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  59. All of those outfits are amazing! I need that blazer so much.

    ReplyDelete
  60. You really are an AMAZING stylist !! thanks for sharing some good advice :)

    Love,
    Shana xoxo

    http://sequinsnglitter.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  61. I'd go with the Americana Casual and Party Classic. I'd love to have that blazer in my closet too! :)

    By the way, hope you can drop by my site. I have a new post regarding my newly purchased blazer and let me know what you think of it :)

    www.fashchronicles.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  62. i love your style!every time you can look so different!!
    kisses from Milano
    have a great Sunday!
    http://sienastyle.blogspot.it/

    ReplyDelete
  63. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  64. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  65. Anna-Great idea we all have a favorite piece that we want to make more versatile- especially mom's www.Aposhmom.com Thanks! Finna

    ReplyDelete
  66. You're always so stylish. Being able to create new outfits with each item you own is really important.

    ReplyDelete
  67. Gorgeous restyles and looks! I think you look gorgeous and I personally think restyling items just shows how fashionable you are. Also, restyling is just way better on the bank account, and like you, my account is looking pretty sad of late.
    Love the retro red look especially, your hair is so incredible and pretty - love how you styled it there!

    xoxo Bree
    The Urban Umbrella
    http://www.theurbanumbrella.com

    ReplyDelete
  68. Girl u rock and know how to keep playing this fashion game!!! I am impressed

    ReplyDelete
  69. Love how you paired it with stripes and with that dress! These are all stunning Anna!

    Check out my giveaway on my blog!
    xo
    http://hautecouture3.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  70. I love this post it's so helpful! That blazer is so gorgeous and I love all of the looks you've created :) I always struggle with making dresses versatile and not just looking like I never wash hehe :P
    Love Holly x

    ReplyDelete
  71. Love how you have re-worn the red cardigan, very elegant looks!

    Lauren
    Fashionswirls.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  72. I love all of these looks and the blazer is too pretty! I can totally see it working for winter too! Xx


    Pink Carnations

    ReplyDelete
  73. I adore Lauren's collection! And the red blazer! I cannot decide on my favorite look, holy moly.

    ReplyDelete
  74. great post! Love how you made the jacket so versatile! Definitely inspiring me to rock some re wears of my own :)

    Salem Style <3

    ReplyDelete
  75. I love all the different looks!

    Sheree
    thehartungs.blogspot.ca

    ReplyDelete
  76. Look great! Love the blazer :)

    XO Nat
    www.natinlove.com
    Nat in Love

    ReplyDelete
  77. I love all these looks with the blazer, especially the one paired with the striped shirt - so nautical!

    XoXo,

    Chantel

    http://stylesequence.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete