Add Style to Jeans & a Shirt
---- SHIRT, H & M - JEANS, Nordstrom Rack (similar here) - BOOTS, Boohoo Official (similar here) - HAT, H & M - CLUTCH, Jessica Simpson (similar here) - NECKLACE, M Renee Design ---
As a style blogger I am always expected to be perfectly dressed from head to toe; so the days of leaving the house in a boring outfit are long gone. I do my best, but some days thinking through an outfit isn’t so practical. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love every minute of epic outfit planning, from trying on 10 pairs of pants to finding the right pair of shoes to compliment my outfit, but faux fur & (semi) designer heels are not realistic every day.
I, like every other woman sometimes just want to wear jeans and a shirt which sounds pretty boring for a fashion blogger but, I’ve discovered the secret to starting with extremely basic pieces and ending at an amazingly stylish end.
So If I told you that your jeans and a regular shirt could be just as stylish as your evening dress would you believe me? It may be a hard concept to wrap your brain around, but I believe the black jeans & black turtleneck I wore above prove my point.
I often get asked the process of putting together a great outfit & I have to admit it's not always so cut & dry.
Some days I’ll base an entire outfit around a piece I've been dying to wear like the gold pants I wore here but, great outfits aren’t always based on the perfect pair of pants or the prettiest skirt you have in your closet. Great outfits can just start with a basic concept & when the right details are added, you automatically upgrade from basic to chic. So how do you take a pair of basic jeans and a plain shirt & turn it into an outfit deserving of your local catwalk? Easy! I’ve made a list of the 3 items you can add to your jean and shirt combo for an instant style.
1. Jewelry- as a jewelry designer, necklaces, earrings and bracelets are my number one addition to make any outfit more stylish. Statement jewelry in particular will give you lots of added style to any plain shirt you pair it with.
2. Cute shoes- I'm a big believer that your shoes can make or break your outfit. A bad pair of shoes will instantly ruin a stylish ensemble so it's important to choose your shoes wisely. Heels, flats or in between, make sure your shoes compliment your outfit.
3. An extra accessory(scarf, hat, purse) that stands out - I'm a recent lover of hats & my growing collection is proof that it's my new favorite accessory. If hats aren't you're thing try scarves or a great handbag to finish off your look.
With these three pieces you will never have a boring look again. Try them the next time you wear jeans and a basic shirt and I guarantee you'll look and feel much more stylish!
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