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WHAT TO WEAR WHEN YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT TO WEAR

WHAT TO WEAR WHEN YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT TO WEAR

There are some day's that I wake up and think to myself, "I literally have nothing to wear."  When, in reality, I literally do, the problem is that I just can't seem to put together an outfit.  I have been in that boat where I've been late to a class, event or planned activity because I had no clue what to wear.  But after I became more confident in myself and more confident in my personal sense of style, go-to outfits have been easier for me to drum-up. 


You may or may not have similar pieces in your own wardrobe, but hopefully, the three looks below will give you some backdrop to easily create outfits to wear when you really just don't know what to wear; and even though it's now officially fall, the weather is still fluctuating between 65-degrees and 80-degrees so certain pieces (such as the sandals) may not work for the weather where you live  adjust accordingly! So, let this post be your guide, so you'll no longer waste valuable time in the morning mindlessly scrolling through social media in hopes that an #ootd will reveal itself to you.

 

- LOOK NO.1 -
GRAPHIC TEES?  YES PLEASE.

A graphic tee is the ultimate street-style, ultimate chic piece to quickly get ready in the morning.  The key to successfully sporting one of these tees is to pick a print that is ultra-fab and very stylish.  Forget the tee's with sayings such as "GOOD VIBES ONLY" or "NAMASTAY IN BED."  Not only are these sayings overdone, but they scream "pajama party" versus "excuse me, blogger coming through!"  Instead, opt for one with a chic illustration or a simple phrase or saying such as, "Paris, New York, London, Milan."  

- OUTFIT NO.1 -

This look is ultimate city-chic.  A classic leather mini paired with simple black booties are the perfect match, but when a graphic tee is added, it creates a more casual vibe.

 

- OUTFIT NO.2 -

"Fashionable sporty" is so in right now.  By pairing a graphic tee with a pair of joggers and fashion-forward sneakers, your look becomes perfect for a day shopping or running errands, but instead of looking frumpy you look very fab.


- LOOK NO.2 -
1,2,3 MAXI ME!

There's nothing better than not having to pick out a top or bottom that match.  Which is why I always turn to my maxi dresses when I'm in a serious fashion rut.  They're quick and easy; all you do is throw it on, add some accessories and you're out the door.  Regardless of the time of year, a maxi dress can always be worn: with booties, a leather jacket, sandals, a longline vest, even tights.  

- OUTFIT NO.1 -

Sometimes being matchy-matchy can be a good thing.  This outfit in particular radiates a very minimalistic vibe.  By pairing a maxi dress with denim, the look becomes more casual and less summery.

 

- OUTFIT NO.2 -

If you're unsure of the weather, the best way to rock a maxi dress is to pair it with a simple sweater overtop.  The ensemble will still look dressy, but you're body temperature will be comfortable no matter how crazy the weather becomes.


- LOOK NO.3 -
THE MORE SKIRTS, THE MERRIER

Maybe I'm the only one, maybe I'm not, but I'd much rather wear a skirt over pants.  They're a much more versatile piece when it comes to outfit ideas.  You can add a blouse for a dressier look, a sweater for days that are cooler, a silky tank for days where it's overly humid or you can put on a simple plain tee for days where you really don't feel like trying.  Regardless of the weather or the amount of effort you feel like exerting, a skirt will pull any look together.

- OUTFIT NO.1 -

There's something so Parisian about paring an off-the-shoulder top with a textured skirt.  I don't know what it is, but I just love it.  Flats are coming back in style, so in order to dress down the look, add a pair of printed flats to the outfit and you're ready to go!

 

- OUTFIT NO.2 -

Midi skirts can typically be seen as overly modest or too dressy, but when worn correctly, they can look very trendy and fashionable.  My favorite way to wear a midi skirt is by pairing it with a bright-colored top with a lot of texture.  That way, it plays down the formal-ness of the skirt and the ensemble becomes perfect for any occasion.


WHAT'S YOUR GO-TO OUTFIT WHEN YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT TO WEAR?  THINKING ABOUT CREATING ONE OF MY GO-TO LOOKS?  LET ME KNOW IN THE COMMENTS BELOW!

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