Walking into the same wardrobe day in and day out can leave you uninspired and not-all-that eager to dress up, especially if it’s been a while since you last went shopping.
It seems like style bloggers, and Instagram models all seem to have these ultra-stylish outfits put together that look super casual but also classy.
Does that mean they have unlimited outfit options? Not really. They usually only make a few minor tweaks to their most basic outfits to look as chic as they do.
So, what can you learn from them?
The lesson here is that just by adding the perfect accessory for a handbag or swapping out your scarf for a pair of studs can take your fashion game to the next level.
Everything you need is hanging in your closet. So whether you’re new to the fashion game or just bored about your wardrobe, the following six style tips can help you upcycle just about any outfit.
- Cuff Your Jeans
According to Marie Claire, jeans are a must-have closet staple for just about anyone who has a wardrobe.
That said, you can easily upgrade your outfit by styling them with ankle cuffs. It is a simple style trick that can quickly add oomph to your appearance, even if you’ve worn them a million times. What’s more? You can show off those slick kicks you just bought.
Pro tip: Change up your technique depending on the style of jeans you’re donning. So if you’re rocking a pair of skinny jeans, cuffs on the smaller side will streamline the look. If your jeans are any baggier, then stick to rolling them up.
For a casual look, keep your cuffs messy, so they don’t look too perfect.
- Tie it
Want to up-style an oversized tee or shirt? A simple knot will do the needful.
Not only will tying your tee in at the waist boast your figure, but it will also give you a more polished and well put-together look.
Try this out with any worn-out plaid shirt you have in your closet, and your look for the day is bound to elevate from fine to fab.
You don’t necessarily have to try this out with oversized shirts only. There are plenty of ways that you can style a graphic t-shirt by tying it too.
That said, if you’re shy about showing off any skin – or if it’s too cold outside to carry this outfit – you can layer the shirt with a dark polo neck underneath, and you’re good to go.
Adding layers to your outfit is a fantastic way to give it more depth and look trendy.
Not only that, they’re perfect for when you need something warmer for the winter season too.
So, how do you go about adding layers to your outfit to give it that extra boost? Add a striped t-shirt under your top, and let it peek through the bottom and at the sleeves.
With all that said, adding a bunch of different layers can end up making you look ad hoc and bulky. There’s a simple solution to that as well. All you need to do is cinch it with a belt.
The belt will not only tie your whole outfit together, but it will also shape your figure, so all those layers don’t swallow you up.
- Mix patterns and textures
If you’re still color coordinating your outfits, I’m here to tell you to rethink everything you know about style. While color matching in the traditional sense was popular, it’s a thing of the past.
So unless you’re putting together an outfit for a tea party, I’d suggest that you mix your wardrobe and play around with what works.
Mix and match colors that complement each other and give you the perfect fit. Instead of carrying one color from head-to-toe, try clashing prints and textures to make a bold fashion statement.
You can always start with neutral patterns like stripes or frills and materials like synthetic fur or leather.
When it comes to layering with a leather jacket, women can go for a faux leather jacket for a casual look and give their outfit a new life by pulling the jacket off the shoulder. Also, a distressed leather jacket can be perfect for a chic party look.
Whatever you choose to go with, style each look with a unique combination of accessories and outfits.
- Red Can Solve Everything
I’ve talked about jackets, accessories, and even shirts, but one style tip I’ve stuck by with years and carry on my person at all times is red lipstick.
If you’re last-minute doubting the outfit you had in mind, you can’t go wrong with red lipstick to tie it all together. It’s a life-saver, and a sultry red lip can give you the exact confidence boost you need in this fashion season.
Hot red and vintage are great options for a bold lip. If you’re too late to do a full face of makeup minutes before a meet up with the girls, then a classic red lip will style you up for an evening out with your friends.
- Natural Looking Lace Frontals
There’s no doubt that the right hairstyle can make or break your look. But ask any girl with low volume hair, and she’ll tell you what a struggle it is to achieve the perfect hairdo for a special occasion.
It’s not that they don’t want to fancy up their hairstyle every once in a while. But whether it’s straight to curly, beach waves, or even messy braids – using heat on your hair is a risk.
So, how can you add instant volume to your hair? My solution to this problem is frontal lace wigs. These wigs offer at least four bundles of hair that you can use to recreate your entire hairline.
This way, you can not only achieve a variety of different hairstyles, but you can also be sure that these wigs won’t damage the natural roots of your hair.
Now that you have learned the art of making the most of your limited wardrobe, every outfit you’ll wear from now on out will be unique. So, don’t forget to tell us in the comments section about how you elevated your fashion game this season.
ABOUT Alycia Gordan
Alycia Gordan is a freelance writer who loves to read and write articles on healthcare technology, fitness and lifestyle. She is a tech junkie and divides her time between travel and writing. You can find her on Twitter: @meetalycia