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This isn’t anything I haven’t said before, but there is so much potential hiding in your wardrobe. Even on the days when you feel like you don’t know what to wear? Yes, especially then! If you have the proper basics, then you know that you have everything you need to create tons of great outfit combinations. If there’s one thing to know about style, it’s that basics make for endless easy outfit combinations. By combining just a few of these versatile items (with a few key accessories), you can create chic outfits for just about every occasion. Like what you may ask? Let’s get into it and see!
8 Outfit Combinations
1. graphic tee + blazer + jeans
Though I paired this look with leopard print sneakers for a casual chic look (running errands, anyone?), you can always switch out the shoes for whatever occasion arises.
For a more special occasion, such as date night, swap them out for a pair of heels. Planning a Sunday brunch with friends? Go with classic flats. This kind of versatility is what makes creating the perfect outfit easy!
2. leggings + long cardigan + loose tee
The combo of leggings with a baggy tee or sweatshirt is one of the most popular casual styles. However, this outfit can walk a fine line between being a chic look and a sloppy one. The secret? Don’t pair your leggings with a sweatshirt.
Instead, layer with a loose tee and a long cardigan. Polish up the whole look with a loafer or loafer slides to add just the right amount of dressiness. A touch of gold doesn’t hurt either!
3. swing/t-shirt dress + denim jacket + sneakers
While this look may scream “mom on duty” at first, this is a super simple look that anyone can rock. Whether your weekend plans involve soccer practice runs, grocery shopping, or hanging with your gals, this is a great go-to look.
One great style tip to try is combining a more structured piece with something loose. The denim jacket, while casual, is more tailored to the body and provides a great contrast to the loose t-shirt dress. This makes the overall look way more put together and flattering to the figure. Also, you can’t go wrong with a classic white pair of sneakers!
4. plain tee + oversized blazer + shorts
A basic/plain white t-shirt with an oversized blazer is a combo that will never steer you wrong. This combination is the definition of casual elegance and will have you looking good without feeling too stuffy.
For the warmer months, try pairing this outfit with some loose-fitting denim shorts, ballet flats, and gold accessories. This is a quick and easy way to get a put-together casual outfit that looks effortless.
5. basic tee + moto jacket + skinny jeans + combat boots
Everyone needs an easy outfit combination for every mood. This outfit is for those days when you’re feeling a little edgy and like you just want to get things done. Black skinnies and a great leather jacket will always be a great way to add a little rock and roll to your casual wear look.
Plus, this outfit will instantly give you those cool girl “model-off-duty” vibes that are perfect for a killer street-style look.
6. basic tee + jeans + loafers + gold accessories
Looking for an outfit that’s polished, simple, and for all ages? The combination of a plain white tee and pair of jeans is one that’s been around for ages, and this outfit proves that sometimes simplicity is best!
To complete this totally timeless ensemble, add some simple gold jewelry and a pair of loafers.
7. black dress + cardigan + flats
Everyone should have a black dress and the best part is that it doesn’t have to be fancy. In fact, you can often get more use out of a more casual one! Pair your little black dress with a cozy, chunky cardigan for a casual feminine look.
This will add an extra texture to the look that will instantly take your outfit up a notch. Throw on a pair of flats in a bold color or pattern and you have yourself a classy, yet casual outfit for many different occasions.
8. button-down + cardigan + jeans + boots
A button-down white top is a classic and polished piece that no wardrobe is complete without. While this is typically seen as a more formal and dressed-up piece, you’ll get the most wear out of your button-down by pairing it with a great pair of jeans.
With the right jean style (straight or cropped flare), ankle boots with a small heel will shine and add some posh style to your look without coming off as too “overdone”. Complete this look with a stylish third piece, such as a cozy cardigan, for the perfect smart casual look.
No matter what your dress code is for the day, these outfit combinations will never steer you wrong. If you’re looking to get the most use out of each of these styles, the best thing is to stick with basic colors.
This will allow you to create plenty of unique looks without having to worry so much about matching colors. This also means less time figuring out what to wear in the morning and more time rocking your chic outfit!
What’s even more important than outfit combinations? Wardrobe principles, as these will guide all the outfits you create from here on out. Keep reading for 10 Principles for a Good Wardrobe That Will Transform Your Closet!