Stepped Up Simplicity

For many of us grabbing a basic top and bottom completes our look 7 days a week. You’re good to go and OTD (out the door), right?! If simplicity is your thing, no problem, but you can easily step up your basics game while keeping stylish and easy breezy. I love this look because it’s pretty darn simple but appropriate for SO many occasions! Add a cardigan and this will get you through a day at the office straight out to a night on the town! Change the heels out for sparkly flats and you’ll look chic running all those errands on your list.

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Next time instead of wearing jeans just grab another pair of dark, slim fitting pants. Anyone can wear this style it just depends on the fit. I also recommend a dark color because the pairing of dark top and bottom is just so chic! For this outfit I chose a warm, toffee brown but black, grey, maroon, olive, etc… any of those would be a great choice. 

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Pair them with a single colored dark top. Sexy, but not TOO sexy.  This one has a nice drape to it and a deep neck line elongates your frame. Of course, I’m pretty minimal in the “girls” department so you may not feel as secure with this open of a neckline. Decide what you’re comfortable with because your confidence level will make all the difference when trying something new.

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The last and most fun part (I think) are shoes and jewelry. Personally, I think every lady should have a sparkly pair of shoes. It’s kinda like a rule, right?! They may seem over the top but trust me when I say you’ll be happy you got them. Next you’ll need a necklace that gives a POP and draws peoples attention. This top provides a deep v neck so I played off the shape with a bright, geometric choice. Another great thing about wearing solid color neutrals? It allows your accessories to take all the glory. So have fun with them, be adventurous!

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While I don’t see myself leaving color and pattern for a full time relationship with neutrals anytime soon it’s a nice, easy change. As you see I couldn’t help myself and threw in a printed bag to mix it up. What’s your best simple style trick? Are a sparkly set of shoes in your future? Oh! One other thing I wanted to mention… In these photo’s I appear to be tan. If only! Trust me when I tell you it’s NOT the case, though I wish it were true.  So the next time you want to keep your style no fuss, but fresh, step it up. It’s simple 😉

*** I’m linking up with Amber of Real Girl Glam for Real Girl Style and Catherine of Small Town, Big Wardrobe for Whatever Works Wednesday. Check out the other great gals!

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Top – H&M (splurge)// Pants (love this color) – Banana Republic // Shoes – Nine West  (open toed splurge) (pointy toe)// Bag (fun option1, option2) – H&M // Necklace (black version) – Forever 21 // Bracelets – J.Crew, H&M, Swarvoski and raided from mom // Rings – Forever 21  and Banana Republic // Earrings – raided from mom // Watch – Seiko //  Glasses – Target 

    4 responses to “Stepped Up Simplicity”

    1. What a cute look with fun accessories!

    2. oksana says:

      Greetings from Pasadena! You look amazing in this outfit. Love your necklace and earrings!

    3. A simple top and jeans is definitely my favorite quick, go-to outfit, but lately I’ve been spicing it up with some accessories and maybe a little lip gloss or lipstick to make it look put together. No shame in that at all 🙂

    4. Jennifer says:

      Once again we are twinsies! I’ve got those Banana Republic pants in that cinnamon color and navy and they are such great pieces. Definitely a go-to “bottom” for work!


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