It’s ridiculously easy to let our style slip when it comes to everyday outfits. We tend to opt for comfort and something accessible… In other words whatever is lying on the floor beside us! Here are 15 tips for keeping your style enviously cool while still easy and cosy.
#1 Wear Your Coat as a Cape
This elevates any look tenfold with less effort than even putting your coat on properly consists of, so in our eyes there’s no excuse not to try it! Prop your coat or jacket over your shoulders and march.
#2 Tie T-Shirt into Knotted Crop Top
If you feel your outfit looks banal and needs a special detail to spruce it up, try tying your top into a knot at the front to give it a cropped effect. This is figure flattering as it emphasises the smallest part of your waist too.
#3 Belt Oversized Clothes for Cinched-In Waist
If you have an outfit that’s drowning you, it doesn’t mean you can’t be snuggled up in the layers anymore. Simply belt it, even over a jacket or blazer. This is power dressing at its best.
#4 Standout Accessories for Bags
Create an extra interest in your look by adding unusual accessories to your accessories… That’s right, accessories on top of accessories! Fluffy pom pom keychains can really give that quirky fashion blogger style to your plain bag.
#5 Knee Socks with Skirts and Dresses
If you’re wearing a basic skirt or dress that’s looking a bit drab and unremarkable, pair them with knee high socks – Japan’s been ahead in this game for years!
#6 Stack Rings
Believe it or not, but details as small as how your hands look can impact on your overall look. Stack your rings to give a thought out, considered look that actually takes no planning. Even the most basic jeans and t-shirt combo looks more chic with stacked rings.
#7 Cuff Your Jeans
Sometimes, tips sound too basic to truly work, like cuffing your jeans. Yet, by just turning up your jeans there’s now a Parisian chic vibe to your outfit. It also stops your slouchy outfit from consuming you and looking too baggy.
#8 Pretty Peek-a-Boo Bralettes
Having pretty bralettes on hand will mean wearing those vests and similar basics are so much easier to elevate. Delicate lace or detailed straps peeking through give the outfit slight sex appeal without overpowering it.
#9 Hair Accessories
Tying a bandana around your hair doubles up as a way to add cute detail to your outfit while also keeping your hair out of your face. A small scarf, bandana or hair tie wrapped around the crown of the head looks bold and funky, while a scrunchy adds personality to a basic pony.
#10 Belt Down Scarves
If the weather is a bit chilly and you need to make your look as cosy as possible while still wanting to look put together, belt down your scarf. The accessory becomes part of the outfit, cinches in the waist and creates a wrap around detail that looks so feminine and classic.
#11 Bejeweled Beanie
Get the arts & crafts tools out for a spot of DIY one of a kind creations! Adding jewels onto a beanie makes it far more glam and eye catching.
#12 Add a Body Chain
A body chain is often left in the back of the press until the hot summer holidays. Yet, you can wear these anytime of the year. Throw it on under your top so that, like the bralettes, it gives that subtle peek-a-boo effect.
#13 Mix Your Patterns
Oftentimes in the morning, in sheer panic, we opt for things we feel can’t go wrong. Therefore we go back to basics and veer away from anything that could be considered daring (colourful, brash prints, different textures). Don’t! Mix and match them to give that street style playfulness to your everyday look.
#14 Tuck It
The tuck-in has been around for a few seasons now, with all the fashion insiders from designers to models and bloggers undertaking it. It can give a casual nod to an otherwise average office wear look, or it can give edge to a dressy, girly look.
#15 Mix Slouchy with Smart
Fashion just loves taking polar opposites and careening them together, to create something more interesting and multifaceted. This makes a dressy/casual look one of the eternal favourites! Take something more polished and pair it with a relaxed, slouchy item for the perfect day to day outfit.