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Thrift Transformation: Fashion Hacks To Style Your Old Clothes Into New Effortless Outfits

By Architi Batra

Updated - Oct. 25, 2019 4 min read

The most genuine complaint we girls make every day is "I don't have anything to wear". The easiest way to not burn a hole in your pockets is by repurposing & reusing our outfits, but no one wants to be seen in the same clothes every 2 weeks. So, solve this forever pressuring problem by these simple fashion hacks to turn your old clothes into new easy effortless outfits and get going every day of the week with a cool new outfit!


1. A Small Cut Does Wonder

Have a big loose t-shirt that you never wear or a fringe top that looks big on you? Cut the t-shirt from the midsection in a vertical straight line & voila! You have a brand new shrug that you can pair with literally everything. You can do the same with a long Kurta too. 


2. Invest In a Good Quality Broad/ Corset Belt

Any dress can be revamped into looking something completely different from what it really is by just adding a broad belt of your choice. Not only does it repurpose your whole outfit but this hack reduce inches from your waist and make your curves look amazing! You can do the same with your shirts.


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3. Wear Your Clothes Backwards

That must have sounded so weird and wrong! Wear your clothes i.e. your button-down shirts backward & tie them. Here you go, congratulations on a new backless top. Whether you button it from up or down, anything is a new style! No, it doesn't look weird! Just have the confidence to pull it off. 


4. Layer With Solid Colours

Layer your simple slip dresses with monochrome solid color T-shirt & you are Instagram aesthetic ready with no efforts at all. Pair it with a hat or any other headgear, bring out your favorite pair of sunglasses and choker necklace and put on those perfect pair of shoes.


5. Glam Up With A Knot

The easiest way to glamming up your plain boring outfit is tying it up in the front. Whether a shirt, top or a T-shirt, it gives you a better shape & make your whole look a lot neater & cleaner. Tie it in any way, just do it!


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6. Mix-And-Match

Pair your work outfits or your cigarette pants or boot-cut pants with a graphic tee and boots and you are ready to hit the weekend with a bang. Look chic, classy & expensive with just one outfit! Let that hair loose and dance your way looking effortless as ever.


7. Belt Your Scarves Around Your Outfit

Accessorising is the key to revamp your old clothes, but what's more important than accessorizing is accessorizing it right! Instead of just tying a scarf around, belt your scarves with a slim width belt. You'll be surprised by how much difference this makes.


8. Raise The Temperature With Bralettes

For anyone who is not living inside coped up knows that bralettes are the new trend are to be worn to be shown and not hide under all your clothes. Not only does it put a twist on your old clothes, but make you look trendy and in style. Wear your bralettes like crop tops without any hesitation and raise the temperature wherever you go!


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9. Layer With Denim

I've said this innumerable times, and I'll say this again. When in doubt, don't wear black, but layer with denim. Denim is forever and you can never look out-dated or with old clothes with this hack which will go a long way with you. Whether a denim shirt, jacket, skirt, shorts or jeans, anything and everything works with all the things in your closet. 


10. Go The Indo-Fusion Path

Wear your A-Line Boring Anarkali suits like maxi-dresses. It is the perfect indo-western fusion. Do not wear your chooridars & palazzo pants with your suits and you have a new maxi dress ready at hand from your old closet. You can do the same with you long Kurtas without slits too. Wear them with shoes for a cooler look.


So all you gorgeous ladies, get ready to Style, re-style and rewear with this new wardrobe for which you didn't have to spend even a penny! 



1. How to make ripped jeans at home?

A. To really make jeans look authentically ripped, it pays to distress them a bit before you start cutting the holes. To do this, you'll want to grab some sandpaper or a paint-removing block, steel wool, and a pumice stone. For the holes, use a pair of super-sharp small scissors, an X-Acto knife, or a box cutter.


2. How to reuse old sarees?

A.  Sarees means meters & meters of cloth. Use it to make any new outfit you like. The options are infinite!
     1. Reuse the borders on a new outfit
     2. Turn it into Suits or Lehngas
     3. Make Dupattas & Scarves
     4. Turn it to Kurtas & Dresses
     5. Make Jackets & Palazzos
     6. Go for a more western option with Jumpsuits & Gowns

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