Blog #2 of 5 Ways to Mix Up Your Wardrobe, check out the original blog post for some more tips!
Oftentimes when it comes to daily style, simplicity is the way to go. We have enough on our plates with work obligations, social media accounts, multiple emails and chat apps, mountains of unanswered texts and social engagements vying for our time, energy and brain space. It's nice to be able to cross at least one thing off the to-do list: selecting an easy and stylish outfit. A perfect example is the plain white tee and jeans combination, which is an incredibly chic and uncomplicated outfit to throw together when you have zero time and energy.
A great way to kick your outfit up a notch when you're opting for simple wardrobe staples is to get creative with your makeup and accessories. Using bold makeup and accessories can easily, quickly and inexpensively add striking accents to an otherwise basic ensemble. Any accessory will do, whether it be chandelier earrings, one or many statement necklaces, a brightly coloured or intricately patterned silk scarf, or an interesting vintage purse. Try mixing clashing colours, incongruent shapes, and different types of fashion inspiration for a look that is completely your own. Add in there a bold eyeshadow colour, intense eyeliner, or a bright, sparkly lipstick shade and suddenly your simple outfit will be a unique creation that could only be styled by you.
Today, I accented my easy blue jeans-white tee look with an analogous colour scheme in my accessories and some of my favourite vintage pieces. The crimson tassel earrings provide an interesting contrast to the vibrant coral lip colour, and the vintage heels and bamboo purse add texture to the overall look.
Lipstick: MAC Giambattista Valli Collection - Margherita
Earrings: H&M Available here
Shirt: Gap Available here