How To Wear Your Entire Closet

No matter what our overstuffed closet and empty bank account tell us, we still think we have nothing to wear. Maybe it's because those jeans we bought last week aren't hitting our ankles perfectly or that skirt from the sample sale is a bit too big — or, we could always just blame it on the steep discounts forcing us to buy everything in sight. Sigh, there's nothing worse than a wardrobe of truly great pieces that don't fit right.
That's why we asked our associate fashion editor, Willow Lindley, for ways to revamp our wardrobe and work it to the max. From a cool trick to hem your jeans sans tailor to planning outfits on the Samsung Galaxy Note® 3 + Gear™ — an arm-candy-like wearable device (the better to snap pics with) that works in tandem with its smartphone counterpart — these tips will be your go-to when you "have nothing to wear."


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"Dressing for the weather is key, especially during the winter when things can get bad real fast. I'm always cold, but who wants to wear a big, black puffer every day just because mercury levels have dropped? No one. So, when most of what people see you wearing is your winter coat, don't be scared of being boring — just get into layering."
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"I love wearing statement coats with a thin puffer or even a moto jacket underneath. This way, you won't have to choose between practicality or pneumonia. I always check, double check, and triple check the weather on the Galaxy Gear™ before I leave my apartment. If things are looking colder than expected, I can just swap out my jacket and not worry about my outfit being able to keep up with me all day long."
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A perfect outfit to take on the day.
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"I could live in jeans — no, really. Ankle crops are a great new silhouette this season, so think about revamping your denim. You can customize the length on a longer pair so that they hit you right at the sweet spot."
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"And, don't worry about having to hem it the traditional way. A raw hem is one of my favorite denim trends."
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When paired with pointy flats, the look is très chic, non?
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"Everyone's got a skirt that doesn't fit quite right. Instead of donating it or taking it to a tailor, create your own paper-bag skirt."
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"Just cinch a skinny rope belt at the waist, and voilà. I love the way these skirts look when they fit high at the waist with a top tucked in."
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Seriously, what a simple way to rework that skirt you bought two months ago and never wore.
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"I’m a visual person, and I like to experiment with fashion, so being able to take photos on the Galaxy Gear™ as I lay them out is so convenient and important."
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“I just point, say ‘capture,’ and I’m done. I like taking multiple pics of an outfit with different accessories and viewing them in the gallery — who doesn't want to have a closet like Cher's in Clueless?"
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"I adore summer dresses and can't bear to store them away, so I love layering one over a thin turtleneck for winter. I played around with different combos of this transitional outfit and chose the best one from the gallery — all without having to change out of the outfit I was wearing. Pretty easy, right?"
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"I have a handful of rings that I wear all the time. But, instead of wearing them day in and day out, I like to rework them in different ways."
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"Change up your normal routine by stringing them on a cool chain and wearing them around your neck for new, cool stacked effect."
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She's taking "put a ring on it" in a whole new direction — and we totally dig it.
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