STYLE ADVICE: Start With the Basics

STYLE ADVICE: Start With the Basics

Putting together an outfit is a struggle for a lot of people, and they tend to use the “I don’t have cute clothes” excuse. The truth is, you can use basic items to create a put together outfit in just minutes. You don’t need a suit and tie or a cheetah print coat to be considered fashionable. This Fashionisto used simple pieces from his wardrobe to create a comfortable, everyday look. Dig out that plain white shirt and those blue jeans that you have in the bottom of your drawer, throw on a pair of sneakers, and you’ll be good to go.

This Fashionisto opted for dark beige pants and paired them with a basic gray sweater and a simple pair of slip-on sneakers. He also added a plain white long sleeve shirt underneath his sweater for a layered look.

Once you get the base down, incorporating different items will become easier. You can always change it up and eventually you will find that including a patterned pant, some lace-up shoes, or even that cheetah print coat will come naturally.

If you live in a cold environment, experimenting with a patterned coat or a colorful scarf is an easy way to trick people into thinking you spent lots of time planning your outfit. In reality you’re wearing three layers of pants and your mom’s cable-knit sweater underneath.

Don’t be afraid to re-create outfits you see online or on your favorite celebrity either. I’m not going to lie, I purchased a baby blue coat last winter just because I saw Taylor Swift wearing a baby blue coat. Re-creating outfits you see is just another easy way you can make people think you are a pro at styling outfits.

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