No matter how much stuff is in your closet, there are always those mornings when you wake up and feel like you have nothing to wear. It’s all there, but it’s all wrong. What you want to do is go shopping, but before you can even do that, you’ve got to suck it up, dig in, and choose an outfit. Here are six easy, never-fail combos you can pull together from the basic pieces you already own. No one need ever know you struggled.
THE SIX MAGICAL WAYS 💫
1. Pencil Skirt and a T-Shirt
A good, high-waisted pencil skirt is one of the most versatile pieces in your wardrobe — it’s conservative enough for the office, but sexy enough for a night out. For a more modern look, try pairing it with a T-shirt — something fitted and opaque in a solid color for the office, or something fun, printed, and a little looser for going out.
2. Khaki Trench Coat and Your Favorite Jeans
If Burberry can build a fashion empire around the trench, then you can build an outfit. Just throw on your favorite pair of blue jeans: boyfriends, skinnies, or high-cuts — they all work. The khaki trench and indigo denim make a neutral pallet, which means you can wear almost anything on top, from a graphic T-shirt to a silky button-up to a low-cut tank. Slip on a pair of high heels to keep the look long and lean, and you are good to go.
3. Skinny Jeans and a White Silk Button-Up
The beauty of silk is the way that it drapes – try tucking in the front of the shirt for a cool fashion vibe. Feel free to layer on a sweater and give that a little bit of a half-tuck too. Add a pair of flats to keep the look casual, but still sophisticated.
4. Denim Cut-Offs and an Oversized Sweater
If Nasty Gal has taught us only one thing, it’s that denim cut-offs can make anything look sexy. Just because the temperature is dropping doesn’t mean you have to retire your shorts just yet. A big, chunky sweater will help keep you toasty even when your legs are exposed. Layer denim cut-offs over a pair of semi-sheer black tights to help keep off the cold, or slide on a wooly pair of knee-high socks and leather boots.
5. A Little Black Dress (LBD)
It might sound like a cliché, but every woman should have an LBD waiting in the wings, even if it’s not all black. Just choose your best asset, whether it is your cleavage, your waist, your legs, or your shoulders, and find a dress that shows it off while still leaving something to the imagination. Try adding colorful metallic accessories to bring a sense of fun to your outfit.
6. Chambray Shirt and a Black Leather Jacket
Denim and leather are always a good combo and pairing a chambray shirt with a black leather jacket means you can wear almost anything on the bottom and look totally pulled together. A colorful printed skirt will add some fun and a little sex appeal, or you can go for a more neutral bottom and let your shoes and bag do the talking.