Upgrade Your Outfit This Week in 3 Easy Steps

July 27th, 2017 at 2:00am

All it takes is a few easy upgrades to revamp your outfit with things you can find at home. After many instances of trial and error this summer, I’ve learned that the key to staying refreshed and stylish is to always keep the essential pieces (tops, bottoms, and shoes) simple and light. Pay attention to details and you’ll never have a boring outfit again! Check out the tips below.

1—Always Wear JewelryBe as loud or as subtle as you want to be. Layering your jewelry is not only trendy and bold, but it gives you the opportunity to create a statement piece without physically adding more clothing (and heat) to your look! Don’t let the old “you can’t wear gold and silver together” myth prevent you from taking advantage of beautiful accents that transform anything from casual to chic in a heartbeat.

2—Make it EasyWhen the traditional bun or ponytail doesn’t cut it, Pinterest it! By adding a simple braid or two and a curling iron, you’ve given life to a simple look. It’s okay to give up halfway when curling your hair. Throw it into a low bun or ponytail and no one will ever know you spent 45 minutes on it. Worst-case scenario—add a hat. Any will work, but my personal preference is a baseball hat because if I angle it properly no one can see my face, and I can get away with a really nice outfit and no makeup.

3—Utilize AccessoriesWhether it’s to protect you from the glare of the sun or from straining your vision, glasses not only make your life easier but trendier. Are you still rocking that eyeliner from last night that didn’t quite turn into a sexy smokey eye? No one has to know now. Do you have a cute outfit but something just feels like it’s missing? Add a belt.

Belts are the ice cubes of the world—you never really think you need some until you actually use them. If glasses and belts don’t do the trick, add a purse. You’ll feel great for actually cleaning out your old bag and giving use to the millions of bags and satchels hiding away in your closet!

A whole new wardrobe is not required to be the best and brightest version of yourself!

As you get ready to leave your house this week, try out these easy tips and let me know what you think in the comments below.


  • Shakira Baez Leon

    Greetings to all! I'm Shakira and am super excited to meet all of you and make some new friends. My interests primarily gravitate to lifestyle articles, food, books, and social justice. Happy to be here, hope to speak soon!