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how to make an outfit less basic | 4 foolproof tips

sometimes we get out of bed and don’t want to think about putting a fabulous outfit together. so, we reach for basics. the pieces that can be easily thrown together.
so if you are asking yourself how to make an outfit less basic than these 4 tips will be insanely helpful.

how to make an outfit less basic | tip #1 :

find basics that are not so basic, such as this wrap top or these distressed jeans which have a little extra something!

this wrap top comes in a ton of colors & is very comfortable | wearing size small, fit is tts

although this is a basic item, it looks more fashionable because of the interesting wrap design.

distressed jeans | (wearing size 0, fit is tts). these are also a great way to add some extra style.

as you can see, this outfit is also very full of accessories, such as the belt (only $3.5) & necklaces.

this is probably one of the best ways to make your outfit less basic with almost no effort!

like this outfit? you can get the look below!


how to make an outfit less basic | tip #2 :

match the colors of a patterned item to the colors of basics in the outfit.

patterned cardigans are such a simple way to make an outfit more interesting! (extremely similar option to mine here)

to make a cardigan outfit less boring all you need to do is swap out your basic cardi for a patterned one!

i chose to bring out the pink detailing in the cardigan with this pink lettuce edge top, but you could also choose any color such as the black or white to emphasize as well.

again, the top is very basic but has a little extra detailing. this helps to subtly add to the stylishness of this outfit! (it’s also only $10!)

like this outfit? you can get the look below!


one of the best ways to change the look of your hair is with these hair bows!

how to make an outfit less basic | tip #3 :

make an outfit more interesting through hair styles or makeup looks.

this can help your outfit look less basic and is a great way to express/add to your personal style!

here are a few of the best affordable hair accessories :


how to make an outfit less basic

how to make an outfit less basic | tip #4 :

just be creative with your clothes!

style a basic item in a way you had never thought to style it!

i bet people will love it and you will get tons of questions. don’t be afraid and just go for it!

you can shop this outfit right here!


if you liked this be sure to check out this post as well to see how to style a floral tee!

i hope that this was helpful in figuring out how to make an outfit less basic

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