You wake up on time, take a quick shower, and then you hang around in your towel for 25 minutes thinking about what to wear. If this is what your morning looks like, you’re suffering from a serious case of ‘wardrobe fatigue’. Let me explain, it’s when everything you pick out from your closet eventually looks the same (5 pairs of black skinny jeans, really?) Ring a bell? Girl, you need to break out of this rut and explore the Candyland that is statement fashion. These ten key pieces are just what you need to resuscitate your dying wardrobe:
To Die Faux
I’m seeing red, and it’s far from being a deal breaker. This bright red faux fur clutch is the perfect piece to jolt your wardrobe back from its slumber. I mean, look at it. It’s a classic, bold shade of red and just the right kind of furry. Whether you’re a serial brunch-er or a compulsive clubber, this statement number will be that BFF you take everywhere. An interesting spin on it = make it part of a monotone outfit; a red sweatshirt and red wide-legged pants with this clutch would make for a smokin’ dinner date look.
I get it, giving your style vibe a makeover can be a scary thing. And that’s why a pair of pearl-embellished mom jeans is good way to stay close to comfort. But don’t underestimate them. They can help you elevate your denim game with a little help from a red t-shirt and ankle length boots - perfect for a movie date, I’d say. But wait, slip into pumps and throw on a black leather jacket, and you have your drinks-with-the-girls outfit. Isn’t this fun?
Jump To It
What I love about slogan pieces is that they don’t have to be serious business to stand out. A simple t-shirt with a catchy phrase will get you those style points without a lot of effort. Lazy girls of the world, this one’s for you. Make a statement, literally, with this fun marsala pair of dungarees. For a great airport look, you can pair it with a plain white tee and sneaks.
Another novelty bag on the list, because why not? They’re my go-to whenever my outfit choices start to seem like a snooze. How cool is this popcorn bucket bag? Such a star, and also big enough for your wallet, sunnies and other everyday essentials. A fantastic look for a movie date or even a shopping trip to the mall when paired with denim shirt + jeans + slip-on sneakers.
Art On Your Sleeve
Another cool way to mix up your style vibe is to introduce some abstract artsy prints into your wardrobe. This white shirt is such an easy piece to style, you’re going to be obsessed with it (trust me). Want to turn your boring workday around? Tip: wear this shirt to the office with cropped high-waist pinstripe pants and platform oxford shoes. See ya, weekday blues!
Throwing shade in style just got easier, thanks to these half-frame retro sunnies. So when the haters come around, just slip these on and block ‘em out. And when it comes to fixing your wardrobe woes - whatever your look for the day, this 70s style round frames will go perfectly with it.
Pass The Pencil
If it’s pink, has oriental style floral embroidery, ruffles AND a front slit, it’s in my closet. A prize worthy combination, this pencil skirt is a statement dream. It deserves to be shown off, doesn’t it? Fancy dinner? Date night? Cocktails and sushi with your BFF? Score a perfect 10 by styling this pink number into your ensemble.
In The Wilderness
Staying warm is important, but so is an on-point style game. If your outerwear collection needs a makeover too, you’re in for a wild treat. Winters call for a smooth layering game, and this coat is essential to perfect it. Throw it on over a simple tee-and-jeans combo, or over a sweatshirt and some joggers. Street style look nailed!
Don’t forget about your jewellery when you’re switching up your wardrobe. Sometimes, the finishing touches are what it’s all about. For me, a great pair of statement earrings in my lineup is just as essential as black skinny jeans. Check out these multi-coloured sequin earrings and you’ll know what I’m talking about. This funky pair can take you from day to night in a second. I mean, hoops will come and hoops will go, but these stay on forever.
‘These boots are made for walking’, but you can bet your bottom dollar that they’re also going to be the talk of the town. Apart from kicking your outfit up a notch, these also work well as a conversation topic. ‘Coz there’s no way these babies are going anywhere unnoticed. The great thing about statement soles like these? You can still wear one of your more ‘tired’ pieces with ‘em and get away with it, more than scot-free. We’re thinking nude lip, crisp white shirt, a denim skirt and a red crossbody bag. Makes for a cool casual workday look, doesn’t it?