Happy Wednesday, ladies! I hope y’all are having an amazing week! I got some exciting news today that means all the things I’ve been hinting at are almost ready to talk about! Anyway, for today’s post I’m sharing a few of my favorite style tricks that I rely on when I’m having a bad dress day. I love these simple tricks for keeping my outfits fresh and I bet you will, too!
STYLE DRESSES AS TOPS
This is one of my absolute favorite style tricks that I always forget about. But it will literally double your tops collection, because nearly all of your dresses can be worn as a top tucked into a skirt. Some shorter dresses can even be worn with pants or shorts that are a little looser and roomier!
In the outfit in this post, I simply could not find a top to go with this skirt that I liked. I didn’t want to bring it down with black, but nothing else seemed to look good. Until I found this dress stacked in with my summer clothes. It’s just a plain and simple tank dress and it make the perfect blouse!
ADD A BELT
This is one of the style tricks that I never forget. I always test out my dresses with a belt the first time I try them on. It’s such a great way to add a little something extra to a simple shift dress. When I wear the dress I’m wearing in this post as a dress, I almost always toss a braided belt. I love how it adds something so pretty and, when I belt it just above my natural waist line, it makes my legs look longer! I have a bit of a longer torso, so I’m literally obsessed with this trick for adding length to my legs.
FOLLOW A FORMULA
When I’m really at a loss or simply don’t have time, I reach for a formula. Did you know I have a whole series dedicated to formulas? These simple outlines help me pick a few key peices that make a perfectly styled look. The only work I have to do is making sure I chose peices in the same color family. That’s it.
Formulas work the best when you make a list and attach it to the wall in your closet. I use a couple of pretty thumbtacks to attach it to the wall! As a part of my series, I make a printable of the formulas which you can easily access by subscribing to the Chic in Seconds newsletter.
What are your favorite style tricks? Share in the comments below so we can all build a list together!