We all love new clothes, but most of us do not have the money to purchase new clothes all the time. So, one of the things for me in learning to “work my closet” has been to learn how to wear my existing pieces in different ways. Figuring out how to do that helps me get more use out of my wardrobe without having to buy new clothes. Most people tend to wear an item of clothing only one or two ways, so being able to imagine a piece being worn four, five, or even ten different ways can be mind-blowing! Check out this polka dot blouse paired five different ways. You could easily make even more looks pairing this blouse with different skirts.
Here another example. Take a cute black and white striped dress and mix it up.
Look through your closet and experiment. You can pair different accessories, add a cardigan or jacket and really change the look of one piece.