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When you spend your life running around between work and social events, your wardrobe has to work for you. If you only have a certain amount of space to hang your clothes, editing what you wear can be a real nightmare. How do you choose what to keep and what to chuck out?
Well, the key to any good wardrobe is the ability to dress it up or dress it down. For example, adding earrings and heels vs flats and a floppy hat. Versatility in design is crucial for outfits that can take you from morning to night with just a few accessories thrown in to make it work.
So what are these magical outfits?
The dress is the most versatile item in your wardrobe. It can be classy, fun or girly all depending on the shoes you choose. Of course, some dresses are clearly meant to be ball gowns so shouldn’t be worn on the beach but simple shift dresses or summer dresses can work hard for you all day. In fact, Anthony’s selection of women’s dresses covers all the shapes you need for a day to night switch up.
During the day, wear your dress with flat shoes and simple jewelry. A light dress that floats loosely around you will be most comfortable in the sunshine so don’t be tempted to cinch your waist in just yet. You might think that a dress is impractical for day wear, but actually, it is perfect if you are in a rush – just throw it on and you’re done!
At night, high heels and a belt will create a more sculpted figure. If your dress is relatively plain, statement jewelry will draw eyes and set the whole look off. Depending on the weather, you might want to add a small jacket or scarf to keep your shoulders warm. Have fun mixing and matching different fabrics and patterns for a more daring look.
Jeans are one of those rare items that never really go out of fashion. Sure, different shapes and designs come and go, but a perfectly fitted pair of slim jeans will never let you down. They should push up your bum and smooth everything else to make the most beautiful legs in town!
Adding a shirt to your jeans is the ultimate winner in the ‘smart-casual’ category. Using a fabric like soft brushed cotton mixed or silk will instantly glam up any pair of jeans. The trick though is finding a statement shirt with long flowing sleeves or interesting details. On top of your plain jeans base, this look is classic and modern – the perfect combination. Add a smoky eye and you’re good to go!
Shoes are again the game changers when it comes to jeans. A wedge heel is comfy and balances a bootleg or wide cut nicely. For skinny jeans, a stiletto will continue the taper of your leg right down to the heel. If you choose to wear a plain shirt, this could be the opportunity to wear your statement shoes. Try different animal prints and complex heel structures for an eye-catching finish.
The White Tee
There is something about the ubiquitous white tee that just ticks all the boxes. It comes in different shapes and fabrics and somehow, whatever you are wearing it just works. In fact, if there is one thing that you should have over and again in your wardrobe it is the plain white tee.
The trick to finding the white tee that works for you is going for a thicker fabric that doesn’t reveal your skin underneath. This adds instant value to any outfit making it look far more expensive than it necessarily is. You should also pay attention to the neckline. Curvy ladies should opt for a scoop or v-neck whereas a round neck or a boat neck will suit those with smaller chests. Get the shape right and you’re laughing
You really can combine the white tee with just about anything. It is the perfect canvas for any accessory. In fact, between the white tee and the best jeans in your wardrobe, you could add anything else to create hundreds of subtly different looks – just the thing for the lady with limited wardrobe space!
The most important thing is to have fun with your clothes and mix and match your favorite items. Fashion is about being bold and daring with your outfits so try it all! But when you’re feeling stuck and don’t know what to wear, come back to these three classics and your outfit will design itself.