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7 Outfit Pairings That Will Make Your Old Clothes Feel New Again

As the new season rolls around, it can be tempting to start eyeing up the new-in pieces that are dropping in-store, and while there are occasions when a purchase is required, we tend to find that that sense of “newness” can be re-created with pieces that are already sitting in your wardrobe. It’s all about styling. Personally, I love browsing both the latest street style snaps and runway looks to gather ideas for the coming months. Typically, these sources are rich with inspiration and cutting-edge ways to work even the most timeless items of clothing. 

For me, both the Celine and COS A/W 21 shows were gold mines for easy yet undeniably fresh outfit pairings. Think bomber jackets and midi skirts, slip dresses and oversized blazers, miniskirts and chunky boots. Deceptively simple yet they all have that particular 2021 brand of je ne sais quoi that makes you fall in love with fashion all over again—all without spending a penny. Of course, the fashion set gave the models a run for their money with their street style ensembles, and I particularly fell for Camille Charrière’s slouchy trouser–and–knitted vest pairing, which I plan on re-creating this autumn.

So if you’re looking to curb your spending this season or simply want to love what you already own, scroll down to see the outfit pairings that will make your old clothes feel new again.

1. Slouchy Trousers + Knitted Vest

Easy autumn outfits pairings

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@michaelaefford_photography

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AlexaChung Jacquard-Knit Tank
AlexaChung
Jacquard-Knit Tank
£150
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COS Houndstooth Wide Leg Pants
COS
Houndstooth Wide Leg Pants
£89
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2. Midi Skirt + Bomber Jacket

Easy autumn outfits pairings

Photo:

Celine AW21

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Ralph Lauren Twill Bomber Jacket
Ralph Lauren
Twill Bomber Jacket
£439
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Ted Baker Viccii Pleated Asymmetric Midi Skirt, White
Ted Baker
Viccii Pleated Asymmetric Midi Skirt, White
£175
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Church's Alexandra T Rois Calf Lace-Up Boot Black
Church’s
Alexandra T Rois Calf Lace-Up Boot Black
£790
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3. Neutral Separates + Colour-Pop Coat

Easy autumn outfits pairings

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@lindatol_

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Prada Single-Breasted Cotton-Blend Corduroy Coat
Prada
Single-Breasted Cotton-Blend Corduroy Coat
£2500
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Arket Crew-Neck T-Shirt
Arket
Crew-Neck T-Shirt
£15
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Rails The Topanga
Rails
The Topanga
£188
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4. Miniskirt + Knee-High Chunky Boots

Easy autumn outfits pairings

Photo:

COS AW21

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Bella Freud 1970-Intarsia Cashmere Sweater
Bella Freud
1970-Intarsia Cashmere Sweater
£420
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COS Knitted Mini Skirt
COS
Knitted Mini Skirt
£45
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H&M Leather Boots
H&M
Leather Boots
£90
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5. Midi Dress + Layered Shirt

Easy autumn outfits pairings

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@michaelaefford_photography

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Gap 100% Organic Cotton Big Shirt
Gap
100% Organic Cotton Big Shirt
£40
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Ganni Ruffled Smocked Checked Organic Cotton-Blend Seersucker Midi Dress
Ganni
Ruffled Smocked Checked Organic Cotton-Blend Seersucker Midi Dress
£215
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6. Cami Dress + Oversized Blazer

Easy autumn outfits pairings

Photo:

@meganadelaide

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COS Oversized Fit Wool Blazer
COS
Oversized Fit Wool Blazer
£135
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Zara Linen Blend Camisole Dress
Zara
Linen Blend Camisole Dress
£28
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KG Kurt Geiger Vegan Tread Lace Up
KG Kurt Geiger
Vegan Tread Lace Up
£149
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7. Straight-Leg Jeans + Statement Blouse

Easy autumn outfits pairings

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@michaelaefford_photography

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Rejina Pyo Tate Ruffled Organic Cotton-Poplin Blouse
Rejina Pyo
Tate Ruffled Organic Cotton-Poplin Blouse
£350
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Abercrombie & Fitch 90s Ultra High Rise Straight Jeans
Abercrombie & Fitch
90s Ultra High Rise Straight Jeans
£72
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