Three Simple Items to Upgrade Your Wardrobe
Fashion can be complicated. Between keeping up with the latest style tips and try to find the best fitting clothes for our body type, as well as trying to effectively spend money to have trendy clothing, yet quality pieces that will last several seasons, it’s easy to end up with a disorganized and haphazard wardrobe. Most of us don’t wear all of our clothes, yet we continue to spend money on more clothes. We’re always in search of that perfect look, but we’re not always conscious of the most effective ways to upgrade our style — which is why we sometimes end up with inefficient messes like a wardrobe that includes five nearly identical black cocktail dresses.
Here’s a tip: the next time you’re shopping for something to upgrade your wardrobe, gravitate towards these three items. These are the difference makers that can make a real change in your style while (hopefully) not duplicating the efforts of any piece they aren’t qualified to replace. Here are three great buys to upgrade your wardrobe.
A white dress
The “little black dress” is a fashion classic — an absolute staple of every woman’s wardrobe. It’s also something that you probably already own — you may even own several. When you’re unsure about what to wear to a nice dinner with your boss or to the bar with friends, the little black dress is always there in a pinch.
But as iconic as the little black dress is about how underappreciated the white dress is. Though you can’t wear white to weddings, a white dress is a bold, confident statement piece and excellent to any wardrobe. If you are looking for a classy staple to add to your closet, but are looking for something different, this is just the look.
Wear a white dress to a luncheon during the summer, or a winter white shift to a holiday party in December. White is elegant and classy. It can be a snow-white winter wear or a sunlight summer choice. Get one, and turn some heads.
A statement piece of jewelry
What’s in your jewelry box? For too many of us, the answer goes something like this: a bunch of pieces that you never wear, and a few that you wear too much.
There’s a way to solve this issue without setting up a schedule for your jewelry decisions. If you don’t want to wear some pieces, don’t! As for the ones you wear “too much,” the reason you feel that way is probably that they don’t merit their heavy use.
If you find a really powerful piece that makes the right kind of statement about you, you’ll find that fears of wearing it “too much” begin to feel silly. Just as men can rely on a single statement watch and wear it nearly all the time, you can make the perfect piece your trademark.
Spend well on a high-quality piece that merits the spotlight. Consider vintage pieces, which can feel weighty and dignified in ways that work perfectly with the “statement piece” concept. Opt for a recognizable piece: you’re embracing this piece as a staple, not trying to hide behind its anonymity.
If you don’t have a bodysuit in your dresser or closet, you should strongly consider getting your hands on one. That’s because a bodysuit can effectively improve your entire wardrobe by making your other clothes look better.
Using a bodysuit as your base, you can layer pieces while resting assured that your first layer will remain in place and wrinkle-free. It’s a simple, basic item that can have a ripple effect on your entire outfit! And if you don’t believe us, just ask newly minted royal Meghan Markle.