Are you looking to spruce up your wardrobe with styles you can rock day or night? Then here’s 10 standout styles to try!
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Looking to spruce up your wardrobe with statement styles you can rock throughout the day and night? Then you’ve come to the right place!
Fashion is the best medium of self-expression and it’s obvious that it can affect how we feel about ourselves. There’s nothing better than donning a fancy outfit on a dull day to lift your spirits and give you that boost of confidence you need to seize the day.
So if you want to up your style quotient, then we’ve got some standout style ideas for you that will have you looking fresh and turning heads day or night.
How to Find your Personal Style
Before following any style tips, it’s important to know your personal style so you can tweak elements of the outfit that will work to enhance the overall look.
Start by having a clear understanding of your body type and the clothes that would work in your favor. Once you’ve nailed that down, look to the internet for style inspiration to find an aesthetic you love.
Instagram and Pinterest are perfect for discovering new styles that you can put on a mood board and slowly build into your closet. After that, it’s all about experimenting until you settle on a style that makes you feel confident every time you step out of the house.
1. Bustier Crop Top With Blazer and Jeans
A bustier crop top is a must-have item in your wardrobe because of how chic and versatile it is. The feminine silhouette highlights your curves and gives you a defined waistline.
Get one in luxurious fabrics like lace, satin, or leather and pair it with an oversized blazer and skinny jeans for an effortlessly sophisticated look. You can even layer a blouse underneath the bustier to add more depth. Wear it with your favorite pair of stilettos or heeled boots to look and feel like a million bucks.
2. Power Suit With Sneakers
Professional yet casual, masculine yet feminine – a well-structured power suit will not only accentuate your frame but will also make you feel like an unstoppable boss woman.
It’s a bold statement piece that exudes power and authority and is perfect if you want to make your presence felt in a crowd. Style it up with simple jewelry, a leather handbag, and sneakers for the added wow factor. If you want to play it a little safe, then you can wear it with pumps or stilettos.
3. Graphic Tee with Cycling Shorts
If we were told to pick one type of clothing we’d have to wear for the rest of our lives, we’d pick graphic tees. They’re a staple item that most of us have in our closets. Nothing beats graphic tees if you use fashion as a means of expression. They come in a ton of varieties, even for niche sub-cultures!
We recommend pairing your favorite oversized graphic tee with some cycling shorts to nail that chic yet comfy vibe. Style it with a baguette bag, gold accessories, and some chunky sneakers to complete the athleisure look.
4. Silk or Satin Shirt With Straight-Leg Trousers
Silk and satin blouses are timeless statement pieces that are perfect for the warmer months. Any ensemble with either of these will guarantee an effortlessly classy and sophisticated look that will mesmerize everyone you pass by.
Pick one with subtle details like stripes, ruffles, or cute buttons and pair it with a pair of relaxed-fit, straight-leg trousers in light creamy or tan colors. Style it up with leather oxford shoes or loafers and lightweight, simple jewelry.
5. Slip Dress with a T-shirt and Boots
A slip dress is, in simple terms, a comfortable outfit. It can be worn anytime and anywhere. One of the most versatile pieces in your closet, the silk dress is a year-round staple that can be easily layered to stay warm. So not only is it gorgeous but also insanely practical.
Though a slip dress can be worn on its own, layering it with a plain or printed T-shirt will make it pop. Plus, you’ll be protected from cooler weather! Put on a pair of white mid-ankle-length socks and a pair of boots to complete the look.
6. Y2K Top with Distressed Jeans
Y2K styles are back and better than ever. For the uninitiated, Y2K stands for ‘Year 2000’. Y2K style is a hotpot of loud colors, shiny fabrics, abstract prints, velour tracksuits, body-hugging camis, and bright, playful accessories.
If it sounds too extravagant for you, worry not. You can easily pair a colorful, abstract printed y2k top with some blue distressed jeans without looking too over-the-top. The bright tops will be a refreshing pop of color in your closet. To add an extra pep in your step, put on some converse sneakers and grab a baguette shoulder bag.
7. Crochet Tops with Leather Pants
Looking for something cute, preppy, and summery? Crochet tops are all that and more. This iconic piece of 70s fashion has everyone obsessed and for good reason. It’s the perfect all-rounder cool-girl fit.
If you’re going for a look that will work in both the daytime and nighttime, then pair a spunky patterned crochet top with straight-leg or flared leather pants. Strap on a pair of platform heels along with some simple neckpieces and a crochet handbag to elevate the whole outfit.
8. Knit Midi Dresses in Platform Sandals
Knit is another 70s style that has made a comeback along with crochet and we’re absolutely loving it! If you’re looking for easy-to-wear all-weather dresses, knit should be in the top 3.
Find a knit dress in neutral tones, with a silhouette that’s flowy yet form-fitting. The good thing about knit dresses is that most would fit the latter description. Accessorize with gold statement jewelry if you want or go bare and put on a pair of platform sandals. This will soon become your most comfortable go-to look.
9. Statement Top With Trousers
A statement top is a wardrobe essential. It’s an eye-catching piece of attire that can take your whole look up a notch with the right details. Truly a piece that’s meant to make a statement with quirky collars, sleeves, ruffles, and more.
Depending on how “extra” and lavish you want to look, pick one with your favorite details and pair it with plain, neutral trousers with an effortless yet head-turning ensemble.
10. Midi Skirt with Ribbed Crop Top
This is a classic outfit choice with two staple pieces that you might already have in your wardrobe. But as plain and simple as it sounds, it’s still a standout piece with a “clean-girl” aesthetic that you won’t be able to take your eyes off. The power lies in its simplicity.
Mix and match until you’re satisfied with the color palette. Accessorize with light jewelry, don a tote bag and then strap on some platform heels to complete the look. If you want to dress it up then you can put on a faux fur jacket.
Rock Your Outfit
Creating standout styles doesn’t require you to hire a personal stylist or buy a full wardrobe of expensive clothes. With just a few staple and statement pieces, you can create some eye-catching looks.
Just remember to invest in high-quality, versatile pieces of clothing that can be mixed and matched to put together stunning styles, and you’ll be golden!