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Shop Your Closet: Clothes You Can Reuse for Fall


Shop your closet for fall

While here at CF, we’re best known for keeping our readers updated on the latest trends, and cluing you in on the next “it” thing to hit the mall, we sometimes forget to emphasize that, more often than not, everything you need for an amazing outfit is already in your own closet.

So for this post, I’ll be digging through the cave that is your closet and reminding you of that scarf you bought last season, or that bomb leather jacket you splurged on in the heat of the moment, and showing you how you can wear those pieces again this season. Want to join me on a walk down memory lane (aka into your closet)? Read on!

Leather Jackets

Cute leather jackets for fall

(One, Two, Three)

Leather jackets were big last fall, so it’s likely that you already have one of these babies still dangling in your closet. If so, you’re in luck: Leather is huge again this season. And don’t be afraid to keep this piece around for seasons to come – leather jackets will always be classic, whether they’re “trendy” or not. Pair your jacket with a sexy bandage skirt, or a sleek pair of skinnies, and you’ll be good to go.


Cardigan sweaters for fall

(Magenta, Wrap Cardigan, Striped, Teal)

Summer’s over, so you can dust these lovely darlings off! Perfect for layering and keeping you warm on so-so days, cardigans are the ultimate fall staple. Wear bright or patterned ones under a trench coat, and you’ll be able to acclimate to any temperature you wish while simultaneously brightening up your winter wardrobe.


Cute tights - opaque black and patterned

(One, Two, Three)

Tights! Oh, I could sing the praises of tights for days, but I will spare you the torture and just tell you instead. Tights, whether they’re colored, patterned, or even just plain black, add fun texture to your wardrobe and set you apart from the rest of the crowd. Plus they show off your legs without giving you frostbite. So throw those mothballs out and pull these silky socks out of your dresser and take them out for a spin.


Cute fall boots

(Heeled Buckle Boot, Rainboot, Short Buckled Boot, Brown Boot)

Those boots you bought last winter got you through rain, sleet, and snow, so why not let them do that for you again? I’m almost positive you have some boots lying around your house, dorm, or apartment just waiting for you to slip them on, so why not indulge them? Pair them with some cute tights or over-the-knee socks, or tuck them into your jeans for a fashion-forward style.


Cute scarves

(One, Two, Three)

Telling you to reuse scarves for winter is almost like telling you that the sky is blue – but I figure I might as well include them anyways. Whether you are rocking that circle scarf I taught you how to DIY last year, a knitted gem from Grammy, or a silky smooth floral scarf, don’t forget to include at least one in your day-to-day outfits this winter! They can add some much-needed texture, color, and sass to any outfit – and who doesn’t want that?


Will you be recycling your winter clothes this year? Or are you totally revamping your wardrobe? Did you have all the stuff I included in my list- or were you missing a couple pieces? Are you ready for winter -and are you excited for it as I am?! Whatever your thoughts, let me know in the comments!

Posted on on October 25, 2010 / Filed Under: Fashion Tips / Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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11 Responses to “Shop Your Closet: Clothes You Can Reuse for Fall”

  1. 1
    October 25th, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    I definitely love Fall for just this reason.. you can wear anything from spring and summer and make it suitable for fall by just layering!! I have a black floral dress from F21 that I kinda love wearing all year long.. it’s fun to wear it with sandals and wedges in the spring, but it looks just as great with brown booties and a leather jacket in the fall :). I like this post a lot.. it’s very important to know that you can often times just work with what you have. Trends are on and off, true style is timeless.

  2. 2
    October 25th, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    love love love everything!!

  3. 3
    October 25th, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    I will definitely be recycling my winter clothes this year…AND adding some new additions as well!

  4. 4
    October 25th, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    This is great to know. :) I love all things listed, esp. cardigans! They’re just so versatile. It’s such a comfort to have around, especially on days when you can’t really be bothered dressing up.

  5. 5
    October 25th, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    i WISH i had a leather jacket just lying around. Unfortunately, I’ll have to spend another year simply drooling over them instead. Love all of the picks though! Especially the scarves.

  6. 6
    October 25th, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    This is why I love fall/winter. Favorite go-to outfit: black oxford booties, black tights, grey skirt, teal long sleeved shirt, patterned pashmina from Oxford. There’s also a black and grey plaid trench style peacoat for when it gets really cold. :D I’ve had some of this stuff since I was a freshman in high school and it still works wonderfully. Gotta love recycling!

  7. 7
    October 25th, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    I’ve been craving a leather jacket for quite some time now.
    Even faux leather would do on my college budget.
    I can never seem to find one that fits quite right, though.
    My frame is really petite so many jackets end up being too broad in the shoulders or too boxy through the body. :(

  8. 8
    October 25th, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    definitely recycling as well as perusing both my mom and my sisters wardrobe. I think I’ll buy things that will enhance my style but not a full re-vamp! I’m too poor to re-vamp my closet! :-(

  9. 9
    October 26th, 2010 at 12:15 am

    my favorite pieces every season! i love cardigans :)

  10. 10
    October 26th, 2010 at 12:58 am

    the stuff you listed are staples for every fall season though lol
    scarves, boots, cardigans, tights will never go out of style lol maybe leather jackets, but i doubt it.

    i’m just happy that lace and florals are big again this year! i will definitely be recycling those type of items :)

  11. 11
    October 26th, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    great post :]]]
    i could only bring a limited selection of clothes on my year abroad (sob!!) so I am always recycling!! these are literally my year-round wardrobe staples!!

    Charlotte xxx

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