Creative Outfits from Basic Clothes

Beauty through Style & Fashion

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9 items used to create 9 looks

When it’s cold outside, we tend to become cozy with wearing jeans and a slouchy sweater day in and day out. There’s nothing wrong with being comfortable in your daily wardrobe, nor is there anything wrong with wearing your favs over and over again. But instead of getting stuck in a rut, use your creative energy to design new outfits with your favorite wardrobe pieces. Here’s nine basic items we used to create nine different looks:

  1. English Factory Lace Trim Pintuck Blouse, $80.00, available at Nordstrom.
  2. Treasure & Bond Washed Knit Tank, $25.00, available at Nordstrom.
  3. Jeans, available at Nordstrom. 
  4. Socialite Print Tiered Miniskirt, $49.00, available at Nordstrom.  
  5. Halogen Crew Neck Cashmere Sweater, $108.00, available at Nordstrom.
  6. Halogen Cashmere Blend Long Cardigan Pink Compact_$229.00, available at Nordstrom. 
  7. Treasure & Bond Boyfriend Plaid Shirt Ivory Navy Renee, $75.00, available at Nordstrom.
  8. BP. Crewneck Tee, $15.00, available at Nordstrom.
  9. ZellaHigh Waist lil Grey Forged, $69.00, available at Nordstrom.
Dark Days:

Create a tougher look by pairing leggings with a black sweater, then tie a plaid shirt around your waist. Pull on some black combat boots with lots of buckles and add some large hoop earrings. Wear an oversized puffer jacket when you head outside. Wear your hair up in a sleek up-do piled on the very top of your head and add color through a soft smokey eye.  

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Weather Wardrobe:

The weather in the fall is totally unpredictable, so be prepared for whatever the day brings. Wear a cute skirt over leggings so your legs are covered for those cool mornings. Pull on some rain boot galoshes. When the rain stops, have a pair of basic kicks ready to wear. Layer on a no-frills flannel jacket with a simple t-shirt underneath. Create a halo around your face with a twist that crosses on top of your head, pulling all your hair together in a side pony. Or, pull your hair into a bun on the top of your head. Wear a bright colored eyeshadow in the inner lids with a gold shadow softening the vibrance out toward the edge of the eye and base of the brow.

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Sweet and Girly:

For a soft, yet flirty look, wear a skirt paired with a cardigan over a collared button-up shirt. Then cinch your waist with a pretty belt and layer on sparkle or bow accessories. Wear a simple neutral shoe:  whether a nude heel for the ultimate girly look, a tan bootie for a boho style or a sandy combat boot for a tough girl vibe. Curl your hair in loose locks and wear a glossy pink lip.  

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Strong and Confident:

Dark colors create an illusion of strength, so demonstrate your confidence and self-worth this fall with strikingly rich shades. Keep your outfit simple with a standard black sweater and jeans. Then add a scarf in a deep tone and snake skin boots. Straighten your hair so you have a sleek hairstyle, then create a strong smokey eye. 

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Boho Country:

For a total on-trend look this fall, wear a sweet tank under a casual button-up. Lace up some hiking boots over your favorite skinny jeans and top off the look with a suede hat. Wear your hair loose and natural. If you need a little volume, dampen your hair, then twist it and spritz on a lightweight hairspray. When hair is dry, run your fingers through the twists for simple curls. Wear soft, delicate, neutral make-up with a little gloss for a slight glow. 

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Cool and Casual:

Casual is easy to do, keep your look simple and effortless without being boring. Layer a cardigan sweater over a comfy tee with jeans. Then add some sporty shoes, and sleek jewelry for a carefree look that still looks put together. Braid your tresses into one thick braid and wear soft, delicate make-up. Add more color with painted nails in a dark green or blue.

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Classic Yet Carefree: 

A timeless look is always on trend and simple to execute. Wear a cute flirty top that matches your personality and compliments your body type. Add a basic sneaker or slip-on and pile on the bangles. Carefully create a sleek updo bouffant and wear gold eyeshadow for additional charm.  

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Athletic Tomboy:

For an active look, mix your athletic gear with other form-fitting clothes that are super comfortable. Throw a cardigan over a tank with a pair of leggings. Accessorize with a pair of sport shoes and gym bag. Wear your hair in an effortless, messy updo. Then, wear an eye color that matches the color of your cardigan or tank top.  

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As the weather cools down, it’s harder to dress up, but it can be done. Wear a skirt and trendy sweater. Then add high ankle boots with a thick heel and a leather jacket. Wear your hair in a tight ponytail, with a red lip and cat eyeliner.

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