How to make your basic outfit more exciting

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SKIRT: ROMWE | COAT: ASOS | OVER THE KNEE BOOTS: ASOS | BAG: REBECCA MINKOFF

I have noticed that too often I match pieces of the same color scheme in one outfit, creating a mix of lighter and darker hues. While that can look stylish and minimalistic, sometimes a certain outfit can look too simple and lack some sort of an attention grabber. If you, just like me, tend to go for multiple hues of the same color and need to find various ways to “spice it up,” here is my personal list of garment details that will do the job:

  • bell sleeves
  • lace-up anything
  • ruffles
  • fringes
  • prints
  • off-the-shoulder
  • asymmetric details
  • unexpected cutouts
  • unexpected materials (velvet, vinyl, etc.)
  • embroidery and embellishments
  • appliques
  • layers
  • pleats
  • different material inserts
  • laser cuts

Last but not least, unexpected, colorful accessories and statement pieces (such as show-stopper jewelry pieces, bags, or hair accessories) will help you stand out as well.

While I do have a couple of completely basic pieces in my wardrobe, if I pick a solid minimalistic color, I usually look for something exciting in the piece’s structure, material, or its details. Just like my new favorite skirt from Romwe: while it is gray, it is made of suede. But the details that attract most attention are the pockets and the lace-up part. The entire structure of the skirt is far from basic, which compensates for the simple solid color.

What are your tips for spicing up your minimalistic outfits?

Xo,

Polina

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