How To Elevate Basic Outfits

If you have ever wondered how to elevate your basic outfits, you have come to the right place! Elevating your outfits requires effort and intentionality to achieve that chic look. By making small, thoughtful changes to your styling habits, you can transform basic outfits into stylish looks. There are many things you can do to begin elevating your outfits. For example, start by investing in good quality pieces that form the foundation of your wardrobe. Also, dressing for your body type will help you highlight your best features and create a flattering silhouette. Finally, opting for neutral colors can give your outfits a timeless and elegant aesthetic. But there are so many more tips as well! So today, I’m sharing a guide on how you can effortlessly elevate your basic outfits. With these tips, you’ll be able to achieve a stylish look every day.

Also, if you are looking for more classy and elegant outfit ideas, be sure to check out my post here to get inspired.

How To Elevate Basic Outfits tips & tricks

How To Elevate Basic Outfits

Sharing a variety of tips and tricks to elevate your everyday basic outfits into classy, elegant, and timeless looks that you’ll want to wear over and over again.

Invest in High Quality Pieces

High quality clothing not only lasts longer, but also fits better, and looks more polished. Look for well made items with good stitching and quality fabrics. Classic pieces like a tailored blazer, a chic white shirt, and a nice slip skirt are all great investments.

How To Elevate Basic Outfits

Wear the Right Bra

The right bra can overall drastically improve the fit and look of your clothes. Make sure to get measured and choose bras that provide the right support and shape for your outfits. A well fitted bra can enhance your silhouette and also boost your confidence.

Wear the Right Bra

Practice Good Posture

Standing and sitting with good posture can instantly make you look more confident and put together. Keep your shoulders back, chest lifted, and core engaged. Good posture not only improves your appearance but also benefits your overall health.

Practice Good Posture

Dress for Your Body Type

Understanding your body shape and styling your outfits to highlight your best features can make a huge difference in your overall look. Choose cuts and styles that flatter your figure, whether it’s A-line dress that accentuates your waist or a high waisted pair of jeans to give your figure more length. This helps to ensure that your clothes fit well and enhance your natural shape.

Dress for Your Body Type

Opt for Neutral Colors

Neutral colors like black, white, tan, and gray are timeless and so versatile. They can be easily mixed and matched, creating a cohesive and elegant look every time. Neutrals also tend to look more sophisticated and less trendy, making your outfits appear effortlessly chic. If you’re looking for more neutral color ideas to add to your capsule wardrobe, don’t forget to check out my post here.

neutral color outfit

Incorporate subtle Statement Accessories and jewelry

A basic outfit can be transformed simply by adding the right accessories. Try adding a statement necklace, a classy watch, or a stylish pair of sunglasses to instantly elevate your look. Accessories and jewelry can add personality and interest to your outfits without overwhelming them.

How To Elevate Basic Outfits

Pay Attention to Fit

Poorly fitting clothes can make even the most expensive items look cheap. Tailor your clothes to fit your body shape and style. This might mean hemming pants, taking in a dress at the waist, or opting for a well shaped blazer. Overall, well fitted clothes always look more polished and flattering.

striped blazer and jeans

Choose Classic Over Trendy

While it’s fun to experiment with trends, classic pieces never go out of style. Invest in timeless items like a little black dress, white trousers, and a classic blazer. These pieces can be worn year after year and always look sophisticated. Also, if you’re looking for more inspiration on how to dress classy, be sure to check out my post here.

Choose Classic Over Trendy outfits

Take Care of Your Clothing

Taking proper care of your clothing can extend the life of your pieces and keep them looking new. Be sure to follow the care instructions on labels, and consider hand washing or dry cleaning delicate items. Also, don’t forget to regularly de-pill your sweaters, polish shoes, and mend any tears or buttons that are loose. Doing these simple tasks will help your clothing to last longer and look better.

striped cardigan and white jeans

Experiment with Layers

Layering can add depth and dimension to your outfits. For example, try wearing a blazer over a dress, drape a cardigan over a t-shirt, or a scarf with a plain top. Layers can make your outfits more interesting and versatile, allowing you to adapt to different occasions and weather conditions.

Experiment with Layers

Invest in Quality Shoes

Shoes can definitely make or break an outfit. Invest in high-quality, comfortable shoes that can be worn for various occasions. Classic styles like chic sandals, ankle boots, and clean white sneakers can elevate your look. Make sure your shoes are clean and well maintained as well. If you’re looking for more ways to style your shoes be sure to check out my shoes to wear with summer dresses post as well.

women's summer outfit

pay attention to Details

Small details can have a big impact on your overall look. Pay attention to things like matching your bag to your shoes, ensuring your clothes are free of wrinkles, and keeping your nails and hair well-groomed. These small touches show that you care about your appearance and can elevate your basic outfits to a more refined level. Check out my post here for more classy and elegant nail ideas.

classy outfit idea

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