As we head into the tail end of the year I know outfit fatigue can set in and everything in your wardrobe suddenly seems boring or just not right for the season. This is when a few great sources of fashion inspo can all of sudden turn everything you own from so-so to stylish. If you’re after a few ideas on how to style existing pieces in your closet, here are 12 great places to start…
Knot your shirt
This is a really easy wardrobe hack for any button down shirts you have in your wardrobe. Simply tie the ends for a look that immediately feels fresh.
Try pairing different pastels
Contrasting pastel shades can be a great way to make vibrant impact with your outfit—even better if you can clash different textures and prints.
Try a flowy slip dress
A slip dress is guaranteed to get plenty of use this summer so it’s definitely worth it to add one to your collection. When paired with an oversized denim jacket and sneakers, it makes for an easy go-to for weekend dressing.
Clash conservative and out-there styles
A suit, worked back with a graphic tee and bright yellow sneakers shouldn’t work in theory but in this instance it really does. This is a lesson in contrasting different styles to create a look that’s bold and has a point of difference.
Pair a maxi skirt with a blazer
For a shortcut from relaxation mode to dinner, just pop on a blazer. Whilst a maxi skirt and tee is comfortable lounge wear the addition of a jacket is an easy way to transform it to feel a little more polished.
Mix casual gingham with a classic silk shirt
Gingham is a print you’ll be seeing everywhere this season so why not take it up a notch by pairing it with a silk shirt for an ensemble that feels very contemporary.
Wear a gradient outfit
I spoke about how to achieve an ombre effect with your outfit here and this is further proof of how it can work to elevate a casual look into something that feels put-together and polished.
Switch out you regular handbag for a backpack
Why not go hands-free once in awhile? A structured backpack can look as classy and elegant as a handbag but infinitely more practical and comfortable on busy days.
Work a band tee with bright skinnies
With band tees being such a huge trend of late why not go for an all out statement-making outfit by pairing it with vibrant skinny leg jeans. It’s a look that feels very rock and roll.
Pop a blazer on over a denim skirt
The blazer really is a magical tool in your wardrobe. It can instantly make anything feel dressy. In this case a denim skirt is transformed into a look that could be worn to dinner and drinks with minimal fuss.
Ground a billowy maxi with sneakers
There’s no better time to embrace gorgeous flowing floral dresses. You could wear them with sandals but why not give your look a slightly more urban feel by pairing it with your favourite white sneakers.
Match a swimsuit style top with jeans
This is one way to go from beach to bar. An 80s style swimsuit works great with denim for a look that’s a little bit sexy without being too over the top. If you want to save your swimmers for the beach, a bodysuit in a similar style will work just as well.