We all want to get the most out of the pieces we put in our wardrobe. Wearing an item only once, or only one way can be a wasted opportunity. Well we say, “No more holding back your garments from living their fullest lives!” Here are the best ways to style your everyday pieces to take them from day, to night, to weekend (and everything in between):
Styling your dress for the day is all about looking business ready. By choosing a kitten heel, with a jacket or blazer to go over top, you will be at the height of style and professionalism. A bag to hold all your documents and possessions completes the look and provides added functionality.
To take your day look into the evening, amp up the volume on your look by switching your shoe to a high heel. Style your dress with a cute clutch, and add some interest to the look with sparkle and shine – jewellery is a great way to infuse glamour into an ensemble.
The weekend is your time to be adventurous. As pictured above, throwing on a denim jacket (Red Valentino) over your dress (MSGM), and carrying a fun bag (Les Petits Joueurs), helps to give your dress a more laid back feel. Wearing sneakers or sandals brings together you casual weekend look. Denim or leather jackets will also allow you to play with different textiles, while adding a casual sophistication that pulls your look together.
As pictured above, to style your jacket (Tara Jarmon) for a workday look, you can never go wrong with a good pair of high heels. A lovely blouse (Tara Jarmon) paired with either a knee length skirt, or a cigarette pant make for a clean backdrop to your jacket. To accessorize, try placing a belt (No. 21) around the outside of the jacket, throw on some stylish sunglasses and a handbag (Flynn) that is both functional and fashionable.
Be daring in the evening! Of course, wearing your jacket with a floor length gown, or cocktail dress will always give you style points, but perhaps you could even close your jacket and opt for no shirt underneath. Accessorize with high heels – a pointed toe would be super chic – a clutch and frame your face with a bit of sparkly bling to add the drama.
On the weekend, your jacket will be the key piece of your look. Wear either a T-shirt or sweater underneath and a pair of jeans – the juxtaposition of sporting softer fabrics and lines under your jacket will make you weekend ready.
To take your shirt from expected to exceptional during the day, a great idea is to play with silhouette. A wider leg trouser, a pencil skirt, or simply a contrast in volume between your shirt and your bottom is a stylish twist on a classic look. No need to over-accessorize, a simple pair of heels, sunglasses and a bag make the outfit complete.
As pictured above, in the evening, your shirt (Odeh) becomes the backdrop to your look. By pairing your shirt with a bold pant (Odeh), by definition of colour, pattern or structure – your ensemble will jump out against the dark backdrop of the evening sky. Statement jewellery (Fairchild Baldwin), and heels (Sebastian) finish the look.
Bringing your shirt into the weekend, it goes from being the backdrop of your look, to the centerpiece. Style your shirt with a denim bottom, or a flowy knee length skirt to let the structure of your shirt shine. You can even give your shirt a partial tuck, only tucking in one side of the front of your shirt – making your look effortlessly chic.