Hello everyone and happy Monday!
A popular comment I get from friends is how to make basic outfits look more stylish, yet still look effortless. While to some this may sound like something that’s hard to do, it’s actually quite fun and easy! What’s even better is that by layering and adding unique pieces to an outfit, you automatically curate that outfit to fit your own personal style.
So, in this week’s blog post, I’ll be starting off with a very simple outfit and show you ways to layer and style it to make it look more put together. Keep in mind that this is how I would personally style it to fit my style, but you can always add some twists to make it your own creation. So look through your closet, find a simple outfit and some accessories, and let’s begin!
The Starting Outfit:
As you all can see, this is a very basic outfit. Just a simple white top from Brandy Melville and some mom jeans from Pacsun. Let’s see what we can do to spice this up…
Tip #1 Always Work on the most Plain Part
From the first glance, the most plain part of this outfit is the white shirt. If it had more color or a certain design, the outfit would change entirely. However, that’s not the case, so the majority of the work will be focused with the top area of the outfit.
1) Style Your Hair
Everytime I want to dress up an outfit I do something to my hair. In this case, I decided to curl and add some chic barettes and clips. This adds more detail and makes the outfit look more chic.
2) Pick Out Fitting Jelewry
Tip #2 Pick out contrasting jelewry. After hair, I focused on jelewry. Since the top is white, any color jelewry that can make the top pop works. As the top has a somewhat high neckline, long jelewry wouldn’t fit as much. Rather, a chocker would bring attention to the neck and also help focus the attention to the V cut detail on the top. So for my outfit, I paired the top with a gold and dark blue colored chocker as well as similar colored earrings to combine everything nicely.
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3) Add Patterns Through Belts
Now that more detail has been added to the top, let’s see how we can enhance the look of the jeans. Belts are the perfect way to spice up any outfit as they really help create the certain look a person wants to capture. Since this is a casual outfit, I paired the jeans with a checkered, seatbelt-inspired belt. This once again adds more detail to the outfit and also ties in well with the dark colors implemented in with the jelewry. Slowly but surely, this outfit is turning out.
3) Some Final Touches…
We’re almost done so let’s complete the outfit by adding some final touches. First thing I added was some socks. The socks were originally knee-high socks but I thought they added a unique touch when they were brought down with the shoes. Lastly, a black circular bag to add more contrast and bind the entire outfit together.
and there we go… we have a basic outfit all spiced up!
Some other ideas you can implement:
- Layering jackets or shirts with different colors and/or patterns
- Mix and matching patterns or colors
Well everyone, I hoped you all enjoyed this post. I had a lot of fun writing it and styling this outfit. Let me know down in the comments how you would describe your personal style. Stay safe and I will see you all very soon!