Maybe we're creatures of habit, but being on the receiving end of every fleeting trend always seems to make us gravitate to love-worn staples all the more. Navy blue blazers, moto boots, and sailor tops will just never get tired in our book, but it's always smart to find styling inspiration for wearing your old standbys in new ways. That's why we've taken a particular fancy to these five ladies--women who've managed to give a few tried-and-true classics a little twist. Mixing hot-pink tights with a school-boy blazer or a cropped fur jacket with a preppy bateau top not only feels fresh but it's a fun way to get some extra mileage out of your oldies but goodies. Like those pink summer trousers you hate to pack up come September? Now with a pair of high-heeled buckle boots, a long cozy sweater, and leather biker jacket, you don't have to.
Above, clockwise from left: Style blogger Lisa M, photo via Lookbook.nu; 7 For All Mankind Gwenevere Jeans, $169, available at Bloomingdale's; Opening Ceremony Flat Ankle Boot With Knitted Inner, $360, available at Farfetch; The Sea Change Hunter & Anglers Medal, $18, available at Etsy; Topshop Fingerless Leather Gloves, $32, available at Topshop; Diesel Miggy Pullover, $161.28, available at Zappos; McQ Dotty Wool Jacket, $352.50, available at The Outnet.
Above, clockwise from left: Photo by Ashley Jahncke; Charley 5.0 Denim Poof Tie Dye Skirt, $111, available at Revolve Clothing; Rick Owens Leather and Silk Jacket with Shearling Lining, $4,095, available at Far-Fetch; Etienne Aigner Stella Tote, $128, available at Endless; Wool and The Gang Hand-Knit Peruvian Wool Hat, $125, available at Net-A-Porter; Dr. Martens Boots, $120, available at Macy's.
Above, clockwise from left: Style blogger Betty Autier of Le Blog de Betty; Proenza Schouler Motorcycle Jacket, $1,505, available at La Garçonne; ASOS Petite Iggy Fluorescent Skinny Jeans, $27.20, available at ASOS; The Report Lyndon Boot, $121, available at Boutique to You; Urban Outfitters Snakeskin Wide Cuff Bracelet, $28, available at Urban Outfitters.
Above, clockwise from left: Fashion Editor Caroline B, photo via Lookbook.nua>; Saint James Sailor Shirt, $135, available at Calypso; Balenciaga Saddle Lambskin Giant Covered Large Hobo Bag, $1,196, available at Bluefly; A.B.S. Faux Fur Zip-Front Bomber Jacket, $198, available at Bluefly; Elie Tahari Seamless Marena Legging, $58, available at Bloomingdale's; Sam Edelman Zoe Ankle Boots, $344.95, available at Nordstrom.
Above, clockwise from left: Model Hyoni Kang, photo by Craig Arend/Altamira NYC; Silence & Noise Oversized Animal Print Tee, $38, available at Urban Outfitters; Michael Kors Chestnut Virgin Wool Pleated Skirt, $189.99, available at Bluefly; Express Full Tights, $14.50, available at Express; Dolce Vita 'Windsor' Bootie, $132.90, available at Nordstrom; Vivienne Westwood Anglomania New Petite Jacket, $428, available at The Outnet.