Accessory Hacks: 5 Ways to Reinvent Your Wardrobe

February 19, 2016
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So over that scarf or necklace from last year? Think again. Instead of heading to the mall to freshen up your wardrobe, use old accessories in innovative ways.

Jumpstart your creativity with these tips! Grab that old piece of jewelry or random add-on that you haven’t worn in months and play dress up with it in front of a mirror. You may just strike a killer new look! When budget-friendly innovation meets creative style, fashion reaches a whole new level.



1. From Ribbon to Watch Band.

When a watch band breaks, or simply begs for an upgrade, replace it with a ribbon or small bandana scarf. Also, try wrapping the fabric around the existing watch band. Pair a classic, masculine watch face with a bright ribbon to mix a little weekend rebellion into a more dignified ensemble.



2. From Bowtie to Necklace.

Steal a hint from the men, and tie a classic bowtie around your neck to prep up your favorite sweater.





3. From Scarf to Hair Wrap.

Kate-Spade-Valentine-Hearts-Silk-Scarf $58Wrap your head turban-style, and leave a few face-framing strands loose. Or use a silky scarf as a headband.





4. From Socks to Fingerless Gloves.

Portolano Fingerless GlovesStay cozy (and dance-inspired-cool) by taking your scissors to a pair of knee-high socks. Wear them on your forearms and hands. Your fingertips are still free to use your smartphone touchscreen.




5. From Necklace to Bangle.

Take a long necklace and loop about your wrist several times to create a chunky bangle. Too many tiny necklaces? Stack multiple on.




Sierra Donahue

As a biochemist-turned-writer, Sierra's passion for storytelling spans everything from journalism to creative writing. Sierra was the Editor-in-Chief of The Oregon Optimist, and is the founder of the travel lifestyle blog, Take Me With You. When not writing, Sierra can be found traveling and conducting cooking experiments in her home in the Pacific Northwest.