Who could use a little outfit inspiration to get them through this week? If you’ve now hit peak “I have nothing to wear” after being well and truly back into the swing of things after the big holiday break then you’re not alone. An outfit rut can strike at the most inopportune times and sometimes you just need a little inspo to help get you out of it. So, instead of emptying your entire closet onto your bedroom floor it might be time to turn to Instagram to provide some new inspo for killer looks. the And whether you’re looking for ideas on how to step up your office attire or need to pull together the ideal date night look, there’s definitely plenty up ahead to have you looking great.
Embrace neutral tones
Who says brown is boring? Layering earthy shades with neutral hues creates a striking gradient effect that works to create a refined, bohemian feel. Paired with white sneakers, it’s the perfect off duty look.
Mix dressy with casual
Take a dressy top, pair it with laidback denim and you’ve got yourself an ensemble that perfectly marries both. Don’t be afraid to pair unexpected things together as you may unearth an outfit combination you had never really considered.
Invest in a midi dress
Want to make a truly versatile addition to your wardrobe? A midi dress is just that. The length makes it appropriate for work and dressy occasions, but pop it on with a pair of sneakers and you’re instantly ready to play.
Try different textures
The truly stylish know how to make varying textures work together to great effect. In this instance corduroy meets silk meets denim, creating a look that instantly feels elevated and interesting.
When making prints clash it pays to do it in such a way that still feels considered. In this instance stripes and polka dots working against each other still maintains an element of cohesion by sticking to similar colour palettes in both pieces. The end result is adorable and fun.
Toughen up feminine pieces
Take an ultra femme dress and work it back with a biker jacket and boots for a look that’s still sweet without being too saccharine. You can apply this principle to almost any dress in your wardrobe—just pair edgy pieces with girlier styles and you’ve got yourself a look that tempers both and makes it work perfectly.
Try a luxe skirt
A statement skirt is one piece I can always get behind and in this instance the combination of a gorgeous shade and silky texture make for a truly luxurious piece that can easily be the centrepiece of any look.
Have fun with a statement jacket
I’m all about classic jackets but sometimes it pays to have a little fun. Choose a striking print and work back with simpler pieces to allow it to take centre stage.
Embrace different sleeve silhouettes
This is one to keep in mind as we head into autumn at the end of the month. Simple pieces such as sweaters and shirts can feel fashion forward with an interesting sleeve silhouette. Bell, balloon, kimono… they all serve to make something feel a little bit extra.
Add an edgy touch to polished pairings
Be bold and wear traditionally polished pieces in an edgier way. A beautiful laser cut skirt and pointed kitten heels feel classic and conservative but when paired with a slouchy, slogan tee it feels modern and new.
Try a monotone look
Choose one shade and work it from head to toe for a powerful look that commands attention. An all white ensemble looks fresh and new, whilst the addition of high waisted pants makes it feel very now.
Add a playful touch
Who says fashion has to be serious all the time? Sometimes it pays to add a playful feature to a look whether it be a fun print, a cute image a la the above tee or a finishing touch, that as the Japanese would say, looks very kawaii.