Every lady should know how to work with her tops! We all know the struggle to keep our outfits looking different and fresh. And that doesn’t have to mean buying a ton of new clothes every season! That’s why we have come up with this style guide to help you the next time that you have to face down your closet during the morning rush.
The Basic Top:
OK, before we start, just wanted to add a quick note. The Basic Top is basically like the white canvas of shirts. Whether it’s long sleeve, short sleeve, v-neck, crew neck, or any other style or cut, the basic top is something that you really should have! Seriously! Let me tell you why; for one, it can literally be used for ANY style. I’ll show you a few examples soon, but trust me, you can dress it up or down, be sporty or chic, classy or casual. Another major upside is the price. Basic tees can be as low as $10 or less if you shop right! And not to mention, they are really easy to find- basically all clothing stores carry a nice variety of basic tees and tops. Alright, so let me show you how to do it:
First: decide what look you’re going for. For a more dressy look, a few nice pieces really do the job. But be careful not to overdo it. Classy outfits look more elegant when the accessories are understated, with maybe one color to make it pop. For casual look, chunky and fun jewelry is the way to go. And often times, the more you have the better! Multiple bracelets can give a fun or bohemian look. Here’s some inspiration:
2- Scarves and Ties
I know it’s summer now and you may be thinking: “Is this girl crazy? I sweat enough as it is!” But hear me out! First, the winter does come again. Second, sometimes you stay indoors a lot, and if you’re like me, you can get cool pretty fast from a strong AC. Third, the gauzy, sheer scarves are really light, and don’t make you that hot! Also, I would like to point out that ties- like that adorable bowtie knot you see up above- are really almost like necklaces and they are so cute with button downs. Here’s the proof:
Belts are really a game changer. They can take a regular outfit up ten notches. You should invest in a few really nice ones. Tan and black are great colors, because they matches with a lot, but it never hurts to have some statement colors too. There are many types of belts; thin, thick, plain, buckled, chained. The list goes on. One look we do have to mention here is the fat belts with long poofy skirts. The poofy-skirt look is probably a little intimidating for some, but it’s really easy to pull off when you have the right accessories. The belt emphasizes an hourglass figure by cinching you in by the waist, so the look it slimming as well!
There are so many looks you can achieve with different belts. Play around and have fun with it!
Now this is a big one. Layering is probably the best way to change up your tops so you don’t wear the same thing all the time. And yes, this may be more of a winter thing again, but keep these ideas in your back pocket:
- A look that we love is the collared shirt layered with a basic top, or a thin sweater. Many companies even sell collars that you can attach to your shirts- see? Awesome for the summer!
- Jackets are great for both casual and dressy outfits. A cut-off denim jacket is great for when you are feeling casual. Alternatively, you can wear a ladies suit jacket for a mature and professional look. Or, you can wear a light color like blush, and pair it with nice jewelry and a pretty skirt to get a feminine and fashionable look.
- Another nice casual look that you can get is the open button down with a basic top or tank underneath. Just match up two coordinating colors, or pick a solid and a print that work.
And that’s it! I hope you enjoyed this post and maybe got inspired to take a day off to make up some outfits ;) Leave a comment down below and let me know how you dress up your top!
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