How To Wear All The Dead Weight In Your Closet

Even the most meticulous of closet cleaners has a dedicated area where rarely worn clothes live in purgatory. There's nothing ostensibly wrong with these clothes — they fit, they're free of rips and stains, and they've served you well in the past — but you can't see beyond how you used to wear them to figure out what to do with them now. After all, Model UN doesn't consume your life anymore, your college is now your alma mater, and you can't remember the last time your Friday evenings revolved around picking out the perfect "going-out" top. Your style's shifted gears, but that doesn't mean that you're ready to let go completely.
You know what's coming up, right? You don't have to let go. You can hold onto your oldies, and turn them back into goodies as long as you approach them with a fresh set of styling tricks. From those "business casual" pants you used to rely on to make you look grown-up to that cold-weather topper you may or may not have bought after a certain Gossip Girl, these closet curveballs deserve a second chance. Here's how to give it to them.

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