Who says that dressing chic has to be bland, boring, and dull? Dressing chic doesn’t mean that you have to stick to boring classic outfits already seen thousand times in your working place or all around.
As long as you know how to do it right, you can dress chic with a twist without compromising on the sophisticated or professional look you want.
Here are 7 ways you can add life, uniqueness and freshness to any at your conventional classic chic and make any of your outfits looks more amazing.
#1-Add some denim
With the exception of some specific working environment, denim is widely accepted at work or in any « chic place ». Of course, I’m not speaking here about faded or washed denim, neither about ripped or patched ones… I’m only speaking about dark denim, the one who looks like navy blue.
Stay with classic cuts. If you wear pants, leave the skinny or the slim ones and prefer a straight cut (or a boot cut if you’re tall).
If you choose a skirt, go for a straight one or an A-line one. But forget the mini…
You can even wear a denim shirt if you add a classic jacket and the right accessories with it
#2-Add some leather
Wearing something in leather will instantly add something bold and wild in your outfit. This is a very easy combination to try that will always stay chic if you keep few rules in minds.
Always mix it with classic cut clothes.
Like this straight black dress
or this printed one
If you wear a leather skirt, forget the mini and go for Midi or long cuts
If you wear leather pants, leave the skinnies
Keep it simple, leave the showy accessories (like large chains neckless) and stay with neutral colors: grey, burgundy, black, navy, beige, camel, dark green…
#3-Add thick or beautiful fabrics
Velvet (except corduroy), silk, wool, cashmere, linen… anything that escapes from the traditional plain polyester or synthetic fabrics usually used for working suits.
#4- Add some prints
Not everywhere of course… (unless you stay in the same shades of colors like above)
Animal prints, flowers, dots, stripes… prints are a very good way to give uniqueness to a classic outfit
#5-Add a pop of color
Always in a small touch: a belt, a bag, a top, a pair of shoes… easy!
#6-Add a cool or fun detail
Just one will do.
A pair of sneakers, chains, a studded belt, a brooch… anything that gives an unexpected twist to a too classical outfit.
#7- Add an artcraft accessory
A jacket, a necklace, a belt, a bag… If it’s neat and comes in a good quality, it will add a great distinctive twist to any classic outfit.
If you have any doubt, ask Iris Apfel: always chic, never boring!