This is not an exaggeration: 30% of my closet is comprised of t-shirts and other super simple tops. There is nothing I love more than a classic tee with great-fitting denim. It’s low key chic. But sometimes, that look can get a little boring. And that’s when we need some help. Enter–my go-to accessories to make any outfit that little bit cooler.
Here are my favorite, affordable ways to spruce up an outfit–and one is free!
Might I be the last–the very last–person on God’s green earth to recognize the brilliance of hats? The answer is yes. I’ll tell ya, our grandfathers were onto something with this fedora business.
This hat has made my life so much easier, and my wardrobe so much more versatile. Moment of honesty: I felt pretty stupid when I first grabbed it–like, A hat? Try hard much, lady?–but then I got over my embarrassment and realized, you know what? They’re cute. (I am also working up the courage to get this one and wear it in public. That green?? To die! So if you see someone walking around the Orlando area looking like the elder millennial version of The Wizard of Oz, say hi!)
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The Statement Belt
As far as what color to get, I suggest starting with a black/gold combo, which to me seems to pair best with the most items in my closet.
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The Free Chic-Maker: The French Tuck
My second-favorite f-word is FREE, so this one is for all my fellow ladies looking to up their chic factor without paying a dime.
Chances are, if you’re reading this, you’re not a dude, but gender aside, you will get maximum enjoyment from watching this (dude-specific, but same concept) explanation of the French Tuck from Queer Eye favorite, Tan France. Watch. Enjoy. I’ll wait.
You’re smart, so you get it. It’s simple: Tuck in just the front portion of your shirt–button down, tee, or other type–right into your pants or skirt, and let the rest casually stay out. Voila. Congrats. We are all Anna Winter.
But honestly… I employ this trick with almost every shirt I wear. From tees and jeans to tanks and leggings, there is always room for a French Tuck, sister! Do it!