First, pick your orphan. It should be something you rarely wear (if at all) and, at the top of your head, you wouldn't know how to style. Keep in mind this item should still fit you.
Then think of why you haven't worn it soon. Is it a very bright color? Is it a trend from waaay back? Is it too grown up or on the other hand, too young for you?
Take some time to think about outfits that will counter-balance this garment's flaws.
- Piece too stuffy? Add denim (example: wool shift dress + denim jacket; bouclé jacket + jeans)
- Piece too bright or statement-y? Pair with an all neutral look! (example: black pants + breton striped sweater + kelly green trench; we've went with this stategy before when styling red pants!)
- Something isn't your style anymore? That could be a great look in the making (example: you went from preppy to gunge, try a prim button down with black studded shorts and edgy jewelry; reverse? wear a regular look and add edgy accessories)
- Something looks too young for your age? If you aren't comfortable in it, don't wear it. If you are, tone down the girlie look with tailored and sophisticated pieces (example: pink tank top + camel blazer + white pants)