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Liven up your basics
March 13, 2016, 1:44 pm

The perfect wardrobe should comprise a selection of style staples that can be worn in rotation to create countless outfits that take you from day to night, and work for any occasion. But often it is difficult to be inspired by pieces that you look at and wear every day. If only we could have a eureka moment and find new and fun ways to style our tired ensembles.

If you want some inspiration, follow some fashion trendsetters and study their style to steal their tips and tricks to liven up ordinary outfits.

Pile on print: If there are clashing pieces hiding in your wardrobe that you are too frightened to wear together, go on and pile them on. There is a chance you might just create something beautiful. White ankle boots, printed denim, a blue bag, blue jumper and a leather biker jacket? It may seem too much but if you have the right pieces, the entire outfit screams fantastic.

Be bold with your biker jacket: Yes, a black leather biker is versatile and only gets better with age but why not branch out with a more adventurous colour like a pastel or neon shearling jacket. Inimitable motorcycle jackets are the ultimate wardrobe perk-me-ups — perfect to toughen up something sweet and girlish, ideal to complement a look that is equally edgy. And when you factor in the fabulous styles available now, you will want to get your hands on more than just one.

Double up on denim:  Those white jeans you feel are boring, pair them with a fresh pair of trainers and a different shade of denim on top for a fabulous look. Alternatively, you can match your favorite jeans with a great structured jean jacket and a tank or blouse underneath. Top it off with heels and a big, statement handbag for an easy look. Make sure to include pop of color in your attire to break up the denim to take the whole look to another level.

Add a choker to a polo neck: If are a polo neck fanatic, adding a choker to said polo neck is guaranteed to transform your look from zero to hundred. Try a necklace that mixes elements like pearls, rhinestones, and studs for a look that is as versatile as it is fun.

Don some dungarees: Your dark dungarees can look totally polished by layering a classic white button-down underneath. Cool wayfarer shades and slip-on sneakers added the perfect amount of cool-girl flair to your laid-back look.

Another bit of advice to give your overalls a slightly sleeker feel, is to cuff them at the ankles. It helps make the baggier fit more flattering, and makes your legs look longer.

All in the details: A camel pullover may not sound terribly exciting but when it has ornate details on the hem and interesting cutaways it is bound to catch everyone's eye. Paint your lips red and you are an instant showstopper. Pick up your classic outwear staple with defining interesting features to team up with great prints, simple tops and workwear appropriate separates. Indeed, there are many ways to wear stunning outerwear, which adds that final trendy edge to almost any outfit for comfort and style. 

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