Do you guys ever have those days when you just feel uninspired to put together an outfit? I know this happens to me more than I’d like to admit! Maybe it’s the weather dragging you down, or you just don’t love anything in your closet, but whatever the reason, it’s something that happens to all of us! I’ve always found that the days where I’m just not feeling it are the days when I really need to dress up! Thankfully, I have a few tips for how to take a casual outfit to the next level!
I almost always reach for jeans and a tee shirt in the morning, and after a week or so of wearing the same outfit, I feel like I need to do something to shake up my look. When going for an entirely new, unique outfit isn’t in the cards (hello, Tuesday morning!) I rely on a few simple tips to take my basic outfit to the next level. In the case of the look I’m wearing here, it’s a few small details that elevate the outfit.
1. Wear an extra layer.
This can be a jacket, a sweater, or another shirt. Even if it’s in a neutral color, like my sweater is here, it gives your look an extra dimension. Make sure that some of your base layer peeks out just a bit, like my striped turtleneck is here.
2. Add some sparkle.
I rarely leave the house without sparkly jewelry! A little bit of jewelry adds a personal and unique aspect to your casual outfit. I have a dish of rings that I usually grab and stack on my way out the door. (You can read all about my jewelry essentials in this post here!)
3. Wear statement-making shoes.
I think this is my favorite step! Slipping on your favorite bold shoes instantly elevates your look from basic to stylish! Right now, I can’t get enough of these Gucci loafers that KB gave me for my birthday. The pink embroidered roses make them so special!
4. Bring in some contrast.
Adding in a piece with a color that stands out brings new interest to your look. Even though my brown leather tote is still technically a neutral, the warmer hue makes a statement against the black and cool tones of my outfit.
5. Wear a hat!
Nothing makes an outfit stand out like a hat! A wide brimmed felt hat is the perfect finishing touch for this outfit, complementing the neutral palette. Knit beanies, baseball caps, or a felt hat, like this one, can do so much to dress up a casual outfit!
Do you prefer layering or wearing one cozy sweater when its cold? Tell me in the comments!