Sometimes we can overlook amazing statement pieces or basics that we have tucked away in or closets or packed away in the attic. "Out of sight, out of mind" is typically the blame. How many times have you told yourself, "I have nothing to wear"? We're all guilty, but today we'll discuss some tips to help you out.
Use What You May Already Have
• Belting a kaftan for instance, takes a leisure resort piece and transforms it into a fashion forward dress modest enough for the office or workplace.
• Layers such as a cardigan or moto jacket are great additions to enhance the existing pieces in your wardrobe and essentially reverse the effects of belting. Adding layers can add a casually chic twist to an otherwise "dressy" outfit.
• Shoes are just as important to an outfit as any other piece. Your shoes set the tone of your look. Switching the type of shoe can also be used to transform an outfit. For instance, wearing sneakers with an athleisure outfit would be expected, but what about adding a pair of heels and a layer such as a long scarf?
• Mix Matching patterns is also a great way to expand your wardrobe options. Mixing animal prints with other animal prints or plaids create a fun, unique and interesting combination.
Things You May Need to Add
• Adding Classic Staples are a great way to make certain that your wardrobe has a long and useful shelf life. Staples include: - Dark Wash Skinny Jean - Button Up Shirt (light to simple pattern) - Knee Length Skirt - Little Black Dress - Neutral Knit Sweater - Wrap Dress - Black Pants or Slacks - Crisp White T-Shirt - Basic Knit Cardigan
• Adding Statement Pieces don't have to be pricey, they just need to fit your style. A statement piece can add a much needed pop to basic look. Sometimes a statement piece can be a tulle skirt, a cape, a large bold neck piece, or anything that draws instant attention.
• Adding Fashion Hosiery is always an easy way to subtly change the look of a short dress or shorts. Go for fun patterns rather than the basic skin tone stockings.
Check out some of the photos below for visuals of some of the tips mentioned.