There’s a reason why one of Instagram’s most popular hashtags is #OOTD (aka Outfit Of The Day). We’re obsessed with style inspirations and showing off our looks.
What if you feel like you don’t have what it takes to put together a great look? If you’ve looked in your closet and felt like you have nothing to wear, don’t despair.
We’ve got a fool-proof guide that will show you how to make an outfit that turns heads. As Diane von Furstenberg famously said, “Style is something each of us already has, all we need to do is find it”.
First things first: where you’re going and what you’re doing determine what you need to wear. Is it a dressy event or just a casual day?
Everything from weather to location plays a role in picking your outfit. Dress accordingly!
Shoes Are The Foundation of a Look
When building an outfit, start with shoes as the foundation of your look. The right pair of shoes can ground an outfit and cement your style.
High heels and sneakers have very different vibes and functions. If you go solid-colored, you can play with patterns in clothing, and vice versa.
The Law of Layering
There are laws to layering the right way. Monochrome is too easy; think about a color family to play pieces off of each other.
Contrast solid bottoms with patterned tops and vice versa. Once this foundation is created, punch it up with a third layer to add interest.
This can be a jacket, vest, or scarf. It gives you an opportunity to add contrast, color, and interest to your outfit.
The Little Details: Jewelry
You can find the right jewelry for any outfit. It’s a matter of knowing where to draw the eye.
Statement pieces should be left to speak for themselves. Don’t overwhelm yourself with big earrings and necklaces at the same time.
Finer, more delicate pieces can be layered. Think about a few strands of slim chains around your neck or multiple fun stacked rings on your fingers.
To take your look to the next level, there are certain fashion-forward tips and tricks to try. These small details will show the world that you know what to do to build an outfit.
For example, try the French tuck or knotting the bottom of your shirt to define your waist. Use a belt to cinch your layers together.
Roll and cuff the ends of your jeans for a more put-together look. Let colorful socks peek out of the tops of boots and shoes.
How to Make an Outfit the Right Way
Our guide on how to make an outfit will give you the confidence to show off your style. With a few simple tricks, you can take your look from basic to bold.
Always play around with your style to try to learn new ways to dress up. You’ll breathe new life into your old wardrobe.
If you want to become a real trend-setter, look under our fashion tag for more inspiration.