How to Make Simple Clothes Look Fashionable

So, you have started getting sick of your day-to-day outfits? 

The good news is that you do not have to buy new clothes. Instead, unleash creativity and play with what you already have.

Observe your basic clothes, such as your white T-shirt, skinny jeans, the little black dress, as blank canvases you can project your mood and personality onto.

Here are a few tips to apply right now.

Choose your Base Colors

Think about what you want to achieve with your outfit. 

Next, pick two colors to build your outfit around. For example, those could be brown and beige, blue and red, mint green and off-white, etc. 

You could even pick matching accessories and makeup. That way, no matter how simple your clothing items are, they will always look harmonized and pulled together. 

Wear Monochrome Outfits

Dressing head-to-toe in a single color may sound boring, but it is one of the easiest ways to accentuate your style. Whether in bold red, black, or mustard yellow, monochrome outfits eliminate guesswork from your outfit choices. 

The best thing about monochrome styles is that they do not emphasize your separate items. Your look is observed as a whole, allowing you to turn even your simplest clothes into super-stylish outfits.

Sure, you do not necessarily need to have clothing items in the exact same hue to make a monochromatic outfit work. Combine different shades of the same color. Or, you can even add a bit of excitement to your look by adding contrasting accessories.

Add Multiple Layers

Layering is one of the easiest ways to turn your simple clothes into a fab outfit. By adding more layers, you will prevent one piece from compromising your entire outfit.  

When adding layers, always mind your colors. Like I mentioned above, choose one or two color families and stick to them, even down to your accessories. 

Play with proportions, as well. For example, say you want to combine boyfriend jeans and ankle boots. Choose jeans that go above your ankle or roll them so you can emphasize the booties. Also, wear only one bulky item. If you choose an oversized scarf or a teddy coat, make sure other elements are slimmer. 

Give your Shapeless Clothes a Quick Boost

If your clothes are hiding your figure or make you look sloppy, do not worry. There is a simple solution to this problem. 

For example, a single-colored, boxy shift dress may look like it is coming from your mom’s closet. All you have to do is knot it in the middle. That way, you will gather up the excess fabric and turn a bulky dress into a figure-flattering piece. 

Or, if you have an oversized tee, you can tie a side knot to emphasize your figure and make the entire outfit stylish and tidier.

Use Accessories to Update a Basic Look

To give your simple clothes an instant boost, all you need to do is choose the right accessories design.  

Do you want to style your white T-shirt and denim shorts without using any jewelry? Slap a hat or use a hair bandana to achieve a fine-defined look and make a statement.

Does your look seem unfinished? Put on a pair of sunglasses in the same color. You will be impressed by how a tiny change makes a big difference.

Play with your Footwear

If you are bored with your typical outfits, why not play with them? Start with your footwear. 

Once you pick your outfit, ask yourself what footwear you would normally pair with it. Always choose the opposite. 

Trade high heels for flat ankle boots. Replace chic sandals with sneakers. 

No matter how bizarre the combination may seem, it will add a pinch of authenticity to your look. 

Pull off a Perfect French Tuck

No matter if it is a gorgeous silk shirt or a sweater, do not tuck in it all the way. All you have to do is go for the perfect French tuck. What does that mean? Loosely tuck in a few inches of the top in the center front. It gives your outfit a casual, effortless, and yet, chic vibe.

Ready to Make your Boring Clothes Instantly Cooler?

So, you were wondering whether there is a way to make your basic clothes more exciting. Sure – you just need to play and experiment with your items.

Remember, you do not need to stick to these rules. Use them as the basis to create your unique outfits that stand out. 

How do you give simple clothes a boost?

Eve Anderson is a marketing specialist turned blogger. Interested in sports and exciting travel destinations. Love to share content that can inform people.