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Need Help? Here’s How to Elevate Your Look!

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Did you catch the first post in my “Need help? Here’s how to____!” series? Instead of always showing you my face (you’re welcome haha), this is a 3 part series where I’m answering my cousin’s fashion questions and styling her in my clothes for a change!

In our first post, I gave her some outfit ideas on how to wear a chambray shirt, and in this post, I’m giving simple tips on how to elevate your look. Ever have an outfit that seems a little too simple and not in a good way? Maybe you’ve had outfits that feel a little blah and it left you wishing you had a simple way to jazz it up a bit. To elevate it!

We’ve all been there. I know I have!

Before heading out to do some shopping over her visit she showed me this look {below} and asked me what I thought. I don’t think that every outfit needs something but this particular look felt like something was missing. So, we got to work, and here are my simple 4 tips on how to elevate your look!

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How to Elevate Your Look

1. Add small tweaks to your shirt
Whether this is tucking in your whole shirt or just half, scrunching, rolling, or cuffing your sleeves, adding small tweaks to your shirt can be the start to elevating your look!

2. Add a scarf
Adding shoes is a no brainer because hello, you need those to leave the house! But you don’t need a scarf, though you should consider adding one to your looks more! Whether it’s silk, satin, cashmere, cotton, big, or small, a scarf is a classy way to elevate your outfit.

3. Add a layer
Layering can take your outfit from cool to COOL! If you want to look chic or classic, try a trench coat. If you want to look casual or comfy, go for a chunky cardigan. If you want to look edgy, go for a motorcycle jacket. If you want to look classy, go for a blazer. There’s a layer for every style, mood, and occasion!

4. Accessorize!
These are the little things that will complete your outfit. You don’t need all of these but consider adding sunglasses, earrings, necklaces, rings, bracelets, a headband, or a purse. Mix and match those accessories for a look that is uniquely you and fits the person you want to be that day.

See the photo below for these tips in action!

how to elevate your look

Simple process and tips, but the end results are chic, classy, and elevated! And if you decided to go a different route with your look (because not everyone has to do Parisian chic hehe), then your end results could be edgy yet collected, simple and polished, cozy and cute…you get the picture! The layer and accessories you choose will set the tone for your whole outfit.

trench coat outfit

purse | shoes (similar) | scarf (similar) | coat (similar)

Love looking elevated? Read these posts next!

7 Ways to Elevate Your Style (And What You May Be Doing Wrong)
How to Elevate a Simple Tee and Jeans Outfit

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Founder and editor of My Chic Obsession, Carolyn is your trusted fashion maven. Carolyn's drive to help others achieve a classic and timeless wardrobe fuels her posts, making mychicobsession.com a go-to resource for style seekers worldwide. Beyond the wardrobe, she resides in the heartland of the Midwest, dreaming up new ideas and raising her two lively boys - her biggest fashion critics.