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11 Funky clothing items that can reinvent your look

It happens. We get tired of our closets. Even our favorite statement outfits can turn very vanilla after so many uses.

And although I can’t help but sometimes wish I could throw out every single piece of clothing I own (and by “throw out,” I mean “donate,” of course!) and start anew, it actually only takes a few funky pieces to give your look a 180.

So, if your drab garb needs a good pick-me-up for the new year, then start here. By adding a few eye-catching, out-of-the-norm pieces, you can reinvent your whole look!

1. Illuminate in iridescence

iridescent dress
Image: Wendy’s Lookbook

Ummm, how fun is iridescent? We all obsessed over it as children and thought it had magical powers (No? Just me?), so don’t be shy to shine! Don’t feel like looking like you’re headed to a rager? Tone it down with a classic bag and heels like Wendy.

Illuminate in iridescence
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2. Rule with a velvet pant

velvet pants
Image: Fashion Coolture

Velvet isn’t a bad thing, as Flávia clearly shows in her killer outfit. She makes it look cool and trendy by keeping the look monotone — and by wearing a pair of badass heels.

Rule with a velvet pant
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3. Play dress up

tutu skirt
Image: Sole Trekking

The tutu trend has been getting some traction for a few years now, and, if you’re like me, every time you see someone wearing one, you stare and lust over it like you would with a newborn kitten.

Play dress up
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4. Make your feet pop (with pom poms!)

pom-pom sandals
Image: Sincerely Jules

Too often we don’t purchase items because we can picture our boyfriends wrinkling their noses and saying something like, “Did you make those while volunteering at a day care today?” But, hold it right there. Jules looks totally awesome in her yellow outfit and pom pom sandals. It just goes to show, boys don’t know very much — our fashion choices aren’t for them anyway, they’re for us. #smiley

Make your feet pop (with pom poms!)
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5. Get fierce with (faux) fur

Faux fur coat
Image: Shirley’s Wardrobe

It can be easy to be afraid of fur. They tend to be quite loud pieces, if you will. So, the trick is to keep the rest of your outfit simple, like Shirley does, and make the fur exactly what it is: a statement. Just do me a favor and go for faux fur — if you’ve ever seen one of those PETA videos on how they rip fur from live animals, you will never buy real again (I will spare you the link and corresponding nightmares).

Get fierce with (faux) fur
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6. Jump for joy in a jumper

jean jumper
Image: Keiko Lynn

Jumpers are so freaking cute. How did we ever forget about them? You can go for a traditional overalls-style jumper, like Keiko (who by the way was just flown out to meet Jennifer Aniston!), or opt for plaid, floral or ones that have modern cuts.

Jump for joy in a jumper
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7. Go galactic

moon boots
Image: The Blonde Factory

Moon boots aren’t just for the moon — and Earth feels like an alien planet sometimes anyway. Futuristic fashion, especially footwear, has been slowly creeping into the market, thanks to celebs like Lady Gaga. If you’re looking for a conversation starter, try some of these shoes on for size.

Go galactic
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8. You know what time it is

MC Hammer pants
Image: Style by Alina

Good ole MC Hammer knew what he was doing when he whipped out his famous harem pants — they’re super comfortable! Once you buy a pair, you will be snatching up seconds after seconds. A pair for the office, a pair for yoga, a pair for walking the dog, a pair for getting coffee…

You know what time it is
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9. Get funky with fringe

fringe shoes
Image: The Daileigh

Fringe can be scary, because it’s so easy for your outfit to quickly look like a costume. The solution? Start small. Ashleigh shows us how to do it right, by adding a little fancy fringe footwork to her outfit. It’s an unexpected touch, but her bag ties it all together.

Get funky with fringe
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10. Reveal your inner ballerina

Image: My White T

Not all bodysuits have to look like bathing suits, or that you time traveled from the ’80s. Jessi created a chic feminine outfit that has major sex appeal. Yeah! Leotards can be sexy.

Reveal your inner ballerina
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11. The new animal prints

Fox clutch
Image: Keiko Lynn

Is this a new thing? I’m starting to see it everywhere. Well, either way, I’m on board! Keiko breaks all the rules and dons the matchy-matchy look, but she makes the quirk work! Pick your favorite animal and take him along on your day’s journey.

Bring a pet with you
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