Last week I put on this outfit.
I looked in the mirror and thought, “this outfit is kinda boring.” I almost took it off, but I really didn’t feel like changing. So, I decided to try and save the outfit with a few basic styling tricks.
I liked how it turned out and I didn’t end up changing, so I’d say that’s a success!
I used 7 basic styling tricks in this outfit transformation. The next time you are about to change, try a few of these styling tricks instead!
– Try rolling or cuffing your jeans.
– Try playing with how your shirt is tucked. Maybe opt for a “sloppy tuck” or just a front tuck (leaving the back untucked).
– Try adjusting your sleeves by pushing them up, rolling them into a neat cuff or doing a more casual “J. Crew sleeve roll.”
-Try adding or taking away accessories. You can barely tell, but I took off one of my necklaces (in this instance, less was more). Then, I added a fun, big, statement earring.
-Try seeing if the right bag will help your outfit look better. I really liked the way my black cross body added a little more dimension to the outfit. Plus, I liked the way it looked with my watch -ha!
-Try adding a pop of color. In this case, and most of the time, my pop of color is my lipstick!
-Try doing something different with your hair. Sometimes I can put my hair in a top knot and my outfit instantly gets cuter! On this day I could wear my hair down, so I took full advantage!
I hope you find these basic styling tips helpful! If you use one and you want to share it with me, I’d love to see! Tag me @cstyleblog and use the hashtag #cstyleinspo.
Outfit Links: Top- J. Crew, Jeans- Citizens of Humanity (similar), Shoes- Vans, Necklace- Bony Levy, Bag- J. Crew, Watch- Kate Spade, Earrings- Gorjana, Lip Stick- Nars (Dragon Girl)
Love all of these tips! I find myself so often bored with my daily outfits, but never have the energy to change clothes.
Oh this is GOOD! Thank you thank you thank you!
Carly Lee says
YAY! You always look perfectly styled, though. MUAH!
joyce neese says
Love all of your outfits. I also love cross body bags and bought the one you suggested. I am also self conscious about where the strap lands. It always tends to separate the boobs in an unflattering way. Any suggestions??