Looking more fashionable isn’t always about wearing the trendiest, most expensive clothes, or mastering some complex styling trick. Sometimes it’s as easy as just tucking in your shirt or throwing on a pair of sunglasses.
1. Wear your jacket on your shoulders.
Don’t think of your jacket as a jacket. Think of it as a cape with sleeves. Sleeves you are never EVER to put your arms into.
Wear a blazer or a cardigan.
2. Layers, layers, and more layers.
The more layers you have, the less likely any one piece is to really make or break your outfit, so go crazy — a coat, over a jacket, over a mesh shirt, over a crop top. With a belt. And leather leggings. Under a skirt.
Cover up and make a plain shirt look more coordinated by pairing it with a blazer or a cardigan. This makes you achieve a more formal and preppy look, and it also adds dimension to your plain shirt. A patterned cardigan will look less formal vs a plain, solid one. But whichever one you choose to wear, cardigans and blazers are a definite must-have to make a plain shirt less casual.
3. Wear the wrong shoes.Whatever you would normally choose for footwear, choose the opposite. Trade your high heels for flat booties, your sneakers for high heels, and your sandals for sneakers. The more wrong it feels, the more right it is.
4. Wear something really small with something really big.
A crop top with a ball skirt. An oversized top with cut-off shorts. Looking fashionable is all about playing with proportion and contrast. Not just big with small, but also hard with soft, tight with loose, and heavy with light.
5. Add something. Sunglasses…
6. Do a half-assed tuck job.
Whether it’s a sweater, a tank or a collared silk shirt, just grab that middle front piece, tuck it down, and watch your style cred increase instantaneously by a factor of 10 (at least).
7. Slap a hat on it.
Fashion is all about making a statement and creating a well-defined look and no other accessory does that quite like a good hat. Sure, they can be a little costumey, but that’s the point. Just steer clear of fascinators. No one looks good in those things. Not even at a royal wedding.
8.Wear a statement necklace.
With an attractive chunk of necklace, you can divert people’s attention from the plainness and monotony of the shirt to a nice statement necklace that has a color that matches or complements the shirt. This is the same with how you think of putting on a necklace when you feel your decolatage is too bare. Do this to add a hint of detail to the bareness.
9.Wear a bold – coloured scarf/ or gloves
And not only will it help you feel warmer when it is cold, but a bold-colored and a nicely patterned scarf will be a great complement to a plain shirt. When the weather is hot, you can still get away with using a scarf if the material is really light and allows air to pass.
10.Wear a bright lipstick
A bright lipstick says it all. It says, “Look at my lips first before you judge my outfit.” Kidding aside, a bright lipstick will always perk up a plain outfit. Just make sure that you shirt color does not clash with your lip color.
Think of a bold red or brown lipstick worn with a plain black shirt. Or a dark pink lipstick worn with a plain white shirt. Both of these scream “supermodel.”
Whichever way you choose to glam up your plain shirt, what matters the most is how confident you are wearing it. And even if you still chose to wear a plain shirt without any of my suggested tricks, what will still exude is the confidence and strong mindpower that you put in wearing that plain shirt. If you seem like you are questioning yourself with your outfit decision, chances are, other people might question it too. So be confident. After all, nobody will really care tomorrow about what you wore today.