6 Clever Ways To Jazz Up Favorite Clothes
Everybody has favourite clothes. They may not be the best-looking clothes in your wardrobe, but you love wearing them anyway because one, they look okay, and two, they are the most comfortable to wear.
The only problem with them is, they can make your style look tired at times. Wearing the same thing over and over again can give the impression that you’re a minimalist, which is not a bad thing. Or, you’re just too lazy to wear something else.
But, if you have no intention of exchanging your favourite clothes for new ones to revolutionize your style, how about coming up with new ways of wearing them. Most clothes are versatile and offer countless stylish possibilities. For sure, you can come up with styling techniques to zhoosh up your all-time fave pieces.
‘Can’t think of a styling technique that you have not yet used? Here are six (and some) that you may not yet have tried before.
1. For the universally flattering wrap dress.
What woman doesn’t love a wrap dress? It looks good on all body shapes and sizes, and it’s so effective in hiding a multitude of sins. The problem with this dress is everybody’s wearing it. To give yours a fresh look, wear a cropped tank top over it.
The addition of the tank top will break up the pattern of the dress and at the same time, alter its shape. The tank top is also an excellent way to integrate a new colour to your outfit’s palette, which can affect your choice of accessories and footwear.
2. For the comfortable baby doll dress.
A loose babydoll dress may not seem to offer too many styling possibilities other than transforming them into tops for skinny jeans, leggings, or skirts. But, if you buy a sash or an obi, you can change its silhouette and make it look more polished.
Also, to make the short dress look a bit more tailored, throw on an oversized jacket or blazer. The jacket will add a bit more coverage while highlighting the better fit of the dress due to the new band around the waist.
3. For your go-to black T-shirt.
Black T-shirts are wardrobe staples that everybody gets so much use out of. So, if you are tired of merely pairing your standard black T-shirt with jeans, shorts, or a printed skirt, how about creating a fashionable symbiotic relationship with it by wearing the shirt underneath a silk cami.
The shirt will have a sexy vibe, while the cami will take on a more casual and conservative look. But don’t stop here. Add another silk piece – a scarf. Tie it around your neck for that classic Parisian look.
4. For the oversized denim or chambray shirt.
A chambray or denim oversized shirt can literally transform into anything. So, if you have only been wearing it as a regular top to pair with jeans, skirts, and shorts, you are missing out on awesome fashion.
For this trusty item, you can alter its shape and size in so many ways. To create a beach- or festival-ready look, undo the lower buttons and gather the hem to tie around your waist. By doing this, you get a crop top with a feminine bow detail at the centre. Another thing you can do is to undo the top three buttons of the shirt and push the shirt down your shoulder for an instant off-shoulder top.
5. For your slinky cocktail dress.
Cocktail dresses tend to look too dainty at times that you can only wear them to tea or a cocktail party, but you can dress them down to get more use out of them.
Wear a knit pullover over it and transform the dress into a skirt. If the pullover is too long, wear a belt with the pullover tucked in and shimmy it up to give it cropped look. Your other option is to wear a turtleneck under it – very ’90s and very cute.
6. For the midi skirt.
A midi skirt is usually reserved for corporate ensembles or worship services, but you can stretch its function to more casual affairs. Pair it with thigh-high boots and a cropped shirt to give it an edgy vibe.
Your second option is to transform it into an above the knee bandeau dress that you can cinch around the waist. Too revealing? Wear a shirt under the skirt for coverage. Or, for a funkier street style, wear a much longer form-fitting dress under it. You can play with patterns and colours, and create a new flattering silhouette.
With these styling tricks, you do not need to spend a lot of money buying a bunch of new clothes to create fresh looks. Mix and match, and play with the silhouette of all your favourite pieces, and wear them until they start falling apart.
Ethiopian-born and Dubai-based fashion designer Feiruza Mudessir discovered her curiosity to mix the traditional with contemporary at a young age, and this has become the trademark of her designs today. When you slip into one of Feiruza’s creations, you can almost hear the rhythms of Africa, the beats of India and the vibrancy of Dubai – this distinctive and colourful mélange is just what Finchitua is about.