As you step into adulthood it’s time to rise above the usual tame pranks you attempt on the first day of April. Instead of pulling a fast one on your friends, pull one on your wardrobe with these stylish alternatives. A double whammy where you create a head-scratcher of an outfit that creates an illusion of a larger than you can imagine wardrobe. After all, you’re a fool for fashion.
Clothes are a great tool if you love to experiment with fashion since there is more than one way to wear an article of clothing than its intended purpose. If you are someone who loves to think outside the box and add a little excitement to her style, we suggest these easy April fools clothing illusions to start with! From OTT to daily styling tricks you can use, these outfit ideas are sure to keep people guessing about what you are actually wearing. Let the games begin!
How amazing it is that you can turn a light cotton or rayon shirt into literally anything! Wrap the collar and or yolk around the waist and tie it up with the full sleeves at the front or let them hang out at the sides. Play with the buttons to decide the length of the slit on the makeshift skirt.
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Looking for a way to wear your crushed velvet blazer or a sleek satin jacket now that winters up? Pair it with a dainty slip or go sans an innerwear and you will end up with a distinctive top you can style in a number of ways. Belt it, tie it at the waist or knot one up into a crop top, the choice is yours.
You might need your BFF to give you a hand with this one! Slip your dresses into a pencil skirt, this will add definition and layers your ensemble. Keep a witty reply ready at hand when people ask you why you are dressed up in a dress AND a skirt!
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Pair your off-shoulder tops or jumpsuits with sheer, mesh and net tops to make it seem like a part of the ensemble. You can go for ribbed and embroidered sheer numbers to make it look like you have bejewelled skin, oh boy is that going to turn a few heads huh!
This one's a particular treat with ladylike ethnic cover-ups! Pick a solid slip to go underneath the shrug or cover-up to avoid any wardrobe malfunctions and skip the pants! Although most shrugs come with a tie around or you can also use a thin belt to get the job done instead.
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We couldn’t resist, this black slip dress+white tee look had to be included in this list! Having been a fan of this street style gem, we thought this to be the right moment to bust out the styling trick for you. While you are at it, try pairing your sleeveless shift dress with a collared shirt just because it'll be SO fun to do.
Pair your bustier, off-shoulder or bandeau tops with flowy dresses to add an interesting detail people will have to ask you about! Mix & match patterns, prints and colours to create many different ensembles from just a few pieces.
Shirt dresses double up as dresses yes, but they do so as longline shrugs, jackets and sometimes even a kurta! Let loose the buttons from your solid shirt dress to turn it into a casual day shrug or a smart evening cover-up for a party.