Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Lazy Girl Style: Looking Current With Little Effort

I think one of the big misconceptions about being seen as stylish is that you have to construct elaborate outfits and buy tons of new things every year.  Thank goodness that's not true, or very few of us would have anything to blog about.

Lately I've noticed that some of the most popular outfits on Pinterest are actually pretty basic, with small tweaks to make them stand out.  For the rest of us, that means that classic cuts and staple pieces are always a good choice, and you can choose inexpensive ways to mix things up.

To prove my point, I've created a couple of outfits that would be Pinterest-worthy if photographed on the right woman by someone who knows what they're doing.

In each one, the silhouette itself is common, and it's the fabric choice on one piece plus an interesting shoe that brings them to the next level.  That's it! 

Personally, I can't get enough of gray denim and have been wearing my own pair to death with sweaters and cardigans.. and button downs and tee shirts.  They're just different enough from blue jeans that people notice the change, but they're just as easy to wear.  The same will apply to skinny pants with unexpected detailing, or a printed ballet flat instead of basic black.

Now, who else is inspired?  I think I might recreate the outfit on the left for work tomorrow!


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