Bump Up Your Basics

Basic pieces are everyone’s closet staple but how can you change it up and keep them from looking so……basic? Here are my tips!

1. Add a fun boot

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Here you can see my basic outfit is a classic pair of high waisted jeans with the ever so famous knee rip and a plain black square neck body suit. Adding a fun shoe still keeps the outfit simple, but I feel like it adds a little bit more edge. I chose a gold studded boot, but don’t be afraid to go for a bold color. I think a red or snakeskin pair of boots would look just as amazing. If you’re wearing something so basic on top its fun to play around the bottom half of your outfit!

I wear these shoes so often, I’m surprised they still look so new. The hardware is a little hard to get used to at first, I never wear anything this flashy. Once you start pairing them with different outfits, its like you can’t stop. They look good with almost everything. Honestly, my favorite way to wear them is just with a T-shirt and jeans. That way the shoe can speak for itself!

2. Add a Third Piece

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You really have a variety of options when it comes to the third piece in the outfit. If its warmer out, you can add a cute little kimono or duster. I think this oversized cardigan would pair super cute with this simple outfit. I chose to wear this velvet quilted bomber from here. I just love how subtle the color is and velvet is still a huge trend. Plus the quilted stitching is my favorite part. You really have an endless amount of choices when it comes to this part of the outfit, so have fun with it!

3. Add a Trendy Hat

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The baker boy hat trend has literally been EVERYWHERE. I knew I wanted one that had some kind of cute print on it, and when I found this one I was super excited. I love the grey & black color combination and my favorite part about it….. the leather trim!! There are tons of options out on the market right now. There a bold colors and plain black ones that you could incorporate into any outfit. Either way, I totally recommend.

Why not have it all?!

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Look at the before and after…You have officially bumped up your basic outfit!!


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