Many of us likely have spent much time this year in sweatpants. Our outside clothes became dusty in our closets, and our fashion sense suffered along with our social skills. Even those who are okay with dressing up can sometimes feel overwhelmed by all the options available. Not to mention how to add new pieces to your wardrobe. Dressing up doesn’t need to be complicated. We contacted Kristen Saladino (HT0_ Good Housekeeping ) and a few other stylists for their top fashion tips to help us break our wardrobe ruts.
Avoid the pressure to match colors by dressing head-toto in one color. This is a chic way to show your spring favorites and encourage you to try new things. Saladino loves white, pink, and gray. The “Canadian Tuxedo” is an excellent option if you have a lot of denim. Combining a denim jacket and a jean skirt can transform your basics into a fashionable look.
These three pieces are essential. You only need three items if you don’t like complicated fashion trends or want to make your look more polished, says The Ambitionista’s Heidi Nazarudin. A pair of classic sunglasses that flatter the face, a beautiful everyday leather handbag, and smart shoes that you can walk in will instantly elevate any outfit.
Bright lipsticks and accessories are a good idea
It’s easy to see why neutrals and black are so versatile. Nazarudin suggests using them as an accessory to your clothing. She suggests that instead of wearing a brightly colored blouse, she recommends that you wear a bracelet, cuff, or lipstick.
You can try a vintage cardigan
Adding a granny cardigan can give life to those old graphic tees in your closet. For a trendy look, grab a well-made thrift store that can be worn with loafers and cropped jeans.
Get your sneakers out of the gym
Running shoes don’t have to be for the treadmill. For a fashionable look that is also practical, Saladino suggests wearing eye-catching shoes with a dress or skirt. We love a look like this
Put on your belt
Belts are an essential piece of your outfit collection. Adding a textured or embellished belt to your casual outfit is a quick way to bring together crucial components and elevate them quickly, according to Yraola.
Online shopping can be made more accessible by using a tape measure
Knowing your measurements is essential to avoid size errors, especially in online shopping. Nazarudin says, “I love online shopping.” “But sizes can vary between brands and cuts. So remember your shoulder, bust, and hip measurements.”
Track pants and trousers are a good option
After spending a year in yoga pants, sweats, and other soft clothing, it might not be easy to imagine wearing structured pants. Saladino suggests that you wear a trouser instead. You can pair your track pants from work to the pub with a blouse, jacket, and statement shoes.
Remember the rule of Two
Yraola’s rule is the best way to avoid stress when pairing patterns. She says two is the maximum number of brights or prints you can mismatch with, such as stripes with florals and lavenders with greys. “Don’t add another.”
Add some pearls
Add a pearl necklace to your look or accessories such as pearl hair clips to make it more polished. For a vintage-inspired, grandma-chic look, layer a string of jewelry with other jewelry. Or to bring an unexpected touch of elegance to casual clothes.
Loafers are the best way to go
Loafers are the big trend in footwear right now, and with good reason. Saladino says that the menswear staple has emerged from the boardroom to give shape to dresses and skirts. Saladino suggests you can be flirty with feminine, lace socks or go wild with patterned socks. Pair loafers with almost everything in your closet to update your wardrobe.
Blazer is one word
A good jacket can enhance any look. Saladino says. Your choice of style can reflect your taste. You can choose from leather, brocade, crushed velvet, or a tailored, traditional version. Finish it off with polish.
Match your mask
Make sure you have a mask in your wardrobe. Match your outfit with cute fabrics or prints. Make sure it fits the current COVID-19 safety standards.