Tuesday, March 26, 2013

How to Trend-ify your Closet Staples

Yesterday I created a list of the Top 10 Closet Staples every woman should have.  Unless you like really simple style, you're probably thinking okay...so what?  Closet basics are always great to have, but if you crave a more fashionable, trendy look you need to give them a little umph (yup, I just said umph).  The easiest (and cheapest!) way to do this = accessories.  Basics can be punched up in a heartbeat with accessories.  Here's a run down on how to add excitement to some of your basics. 

Let's start with:

The Pencil/Flare Skirt.  One option is the trendy collar necklace.  This one from Forever 21 would look great with a white tee and your black pencil/flared skirt (or black shorts too!).  This look can be easily paired with your staple pump (as seen below) or flat.

Closet basics with a flare

A colorful statement necklace is also a great way to inject some trendiness into your day (not to mention color!).  Lulus.com has some great ones like this teal version or this quieter black and beige necklace. 

The Blazer...and the Jeans

Pump up a basic blazer

This look is created with the blazer and the jeans.  I always love adding a fun scarf to a blazer as seen here  and here.  A statement necklace also pairs really well with a blazer, but my go-to is a scarf.  This is a really fun neon print from Forever 21.  Or, if you're looking for a more feminine look, here's  a cute floral option.
That's all for now, but just rememer: opt for trendy accessories if you want the up to date looks without the price tag!  What are your tips for staying trendy on a budget?


In this post:

Topshop blazer

Skinny ankle jeans

Dorothy Perkins ballerina shoes

Miss selfridge


Dash scarve
$23 - houseoffraser.co.uk

Kookai cotton t shirt
$44 - zalando.co.uk

Dorothy Perkins skater skirt

Forever 21 jewelry



  1. Wonderful choice...I like your blog.^^
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    let me know follwo you then back.
    Lovely greets Nessa

  2. Thank you so much for the follow.^^
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  3. love these tips! xxo

  4. I also love wearing blazers with jeans, my favorite blazer is in a beige color, i love the look of it paired with gold jewelry <3


  5. Great blog and love the tips:-)


  6. the mint scarf is perfect!
    love both outfits!


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