April 10, 2016

How to Elevate an Entirely Neutral Outfit

Hello lovelies! Before I delve into the "how to's" of this post, I just wanted to share my main source of inspiration for this outfit. I usually use my Pinterest (outfit inspo board) to inspire and guide me in my sartorial choices, whether it is for this blog or for my off-duty outfits (which, by the way, are not any different than what I share with you on this blog. Whatever you see here is my day-to-day dressing, but it just so happens to be documented 😉). The other day when I was getting ready to see a friend, I stumbled upon this photo, from Damsel In Dior, i.e. the inspiration for today's outfit post.

This outfit may seem a little "plain" to some, but upon closer inspection, there are some details which I feel really elevate the look. 
  • Each clothing item is relatively good quality, which makes a difference when throwing together a seemingly basic outfit. 
  • Intentional tweaks, such as tucking in my tee and folding up my sleeves in the J.Crew manner.
  • Tying the look together with black accessories (watch, bag, sandals) to make the outfit look streamlined. 
  • Lastly- and this is my most favorite detail- incorporating gold jewelry/hardware into the look. Ever since updating my accessory game, I love how putting on my everyday favorite pieces elevates the whole look. 
What could have been a slightly less exciting outfit is instantly elevated with high quality staples, intentional tweaks, streamlined accessories, and gold (or your metal of choice) jewelry. 

How do you elevate neutral (or otherwise) outfits? I'd love to hear more tips to add to this list!

Xo, Sophia

{Other ways I've styled this button-down: 1234}

J.Crew shirt / Similar tee / Banana Republic shorts / Marc Jacobs bag / Steve Madden sandals / Thrifted necklace / Catbird NYC rings / Daniel Wellington watch


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