14 Wardrobe Swaps To Make Right Now

Out with the old, in with the new — there's a reason that saying has been around forever. At the start, middle, or end of the season, it's easy to want to follow that mindset and stock up on everything fast-fashion stores are pushing: slouchy boots! Camel coats! All the striped knits you could possibly ever want! But not so fast. In order to make room — both literally and figuratively — for some fresh and exciting pieces, you'll need to strategize, rather than jumping on all of the trends.
While we wish we could just add, add, add to our wardrobe all the time, there definitely has to be some give and take when shopping for colder weather — and we suggest starting with the suggestions ahead. Nothing against you, sweater dresses and all-black everything, but we're heading in a new direction; we're packing up some of our tired-out essentials and adding in some fresher pieces. Here's 14 closet swaps worth making this season.
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Out with... Cropped pea coats
In with... Longline blazers

Cropped coats have had their time spotlight, and extra-long (and extra-thick) blazers are taking their place. This style's heavy and structured enough for transitional temperatures — and the very cold ones, too.
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Out with... Floral frocks
In with... Layerable dresses in fresh prints

A mini wrap dress like this one can be styled on its own or can be worn over tights and a turtleneck. Plus, this galaxy print is a welcome replacement for the usual florals.
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Out with... Your go-to tee
In with... Your go-to turtleneck

They're an integral part of the fall and winter uniform, so invest in some super-soft turtlenecks that won't leave your body the next couple of months.
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Out with... Pajama-inspired pants
In with... Velvet bottoms

Equally as cozy, two times more elevated. We're ready to move on from the pajama-on-the-street trend, and these are a nice substitute.
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Out with... Cold-weather grays and blacks
In with... All the bright colors

Don't default to the same colorless palette you do every year. This season, it's all about brights for winter, from oranges and yellows to royal blues and kelly greens.
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Out with... Boyfriend jeans
In with... Oversized corduroys

Same off-duty feel, but way more seasonal. We're pretty stoked about the corduroy comeback, and you should be too.
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Out with... Paperboy caps
In with... Modern berets

Paperboy caps may not have been for everyone, but we say berets are universally flattering. Plus, they're totally having a moment.
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Out with... Matching sets
In with... Monochromatic suits

All-red outfits are everywhere we look. Replace the matching set you've been wearing all summer long for a more sophisticated (and seasonally appropriate) suit that can be dressed down with sneakers or dressed up with earrings and platforms.
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Out with... Ankle boots
In with... Tight, over-the-knee ones

Zara is really pushing the sock boot this season — especially the tall versions. And you just might be surprised by how good they look.
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Out with... High-waisted
In with... Ultra high-waisted

You've got high-waisted down pat. Take it to the next level with some rib-brushing, ultra high-waisted trousers that are ideal for tucking all of your long-sleeve tops into.
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Out with... Sad sweater dresses
In with... Deconstructed hoodie dresses

That sweater dress you've had since college? Ditch any that are frumpy or pilled for a cooler hoodie-sweater hybrid that can be styled with thigh-high boots or layered over a pair of leggings or jeans.
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Out with... Saddle bags
In with... Structural crossbodys

Tie all of your sweaters and jeans together with a minimalist, structural purse that's more polished and unexpected than the classic saddle-shape.
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Out with... Khaki trousers
In with... Animal print

Cropped and perfectly fitted, it's time to swap out any poorly-cut bottoms you may have and replace them with some equally as functional and fashionable printed pants.
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Out with... Open-knits
In with... Cableknits

Start scoping out the market for the heavier, chunky sweaters that be your best friend come winter — and a timeless staple for years to come.
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