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5 Ways to style your basics

Need a couple more ways to change up your outfits?  Here are some effective ways to turn those simple basics into something a little bit different to what you'd normally wear:

1) T-shirt/Tees

Tuck your t-shirt into a more formal skirt, this works well with the likes of a rocker, grungy or slogan tee.  Tucking it in makes it that tad tidier and is more flattering.  If there is too much bulk consider knotting the extra fabric.

slogan tee with plaid skirt
tee and pencil skirt

2) Shirt

Use your shirt as an added layer of colour or print – just tie it around your waist over jeans, a dress, or shorts and you have point of interest.  It can also help pull in a more floaty, unstructured dress to stop the bag lady look.

shirt tied around waist
shirt tied over dress

3) Woollen Jersey

I say jersey you say jumper, but you get what I mean... dress this basic up with floaty skirt for a contrast in textures. 

wool jumper with skirt
wool jersey with floaty skirt

4) Scarf

We all have a scarf or two in the wardrobe, so why not add a scarf in lieu of jewellery.  If you don't like the bulk of a scarf, try a silk neck tie instead.

silk neck tie womens fashion
scarf and formal wear

5) Cami

Cami's are very versatile, and sometimes we want to have them on show.  Try layering up for the cooler months with a kimono or thick knit cardy.

cami with cardy
cami and kimono

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