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6 Outfit Ideas For When You Don’t Know What to Wear

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You throw open the closet, stare at all the clothes hanging in your wardrobe, and sigh in frustration because you don’t know what to wear.

Sound familiar? Maybe I just described your Wednesday morning haha!

Not knowing what to wear isn’t necessarily a lack of clothes problem, but a mind obstacle problem! You just need to get the creative juices flowing and be reminded of some of the great classics you have hiding in your wardrobe!

Here are some perfect fallback outfit ideas for when you don’t know what to wear!

6 Easy Outfit Ideas For When You Don’t Know What to Wear

1. t-shirt + jeans
This outfit makes the perfect base for layering and switching pieces out. Pretty much any footwear goes with this, whether you want loafers, sneakers, ankle boots, or flats! Dress up or down depending on where you’re headed. Related: 4 Seriously Stylish Ways to Wear Denim

white tee outfit

top (similar) | jeans | bag | shoes | necklace (similar)

2. striped top + pants
Stripes are great on their own or as an excellent base for adding prints such as leopard, camo, & plaid. Or stripes pair great with solid colors and a camel scarf looks so chic! Related: 5 Ways to Mix Prints

striped top outfit

top (similar) | pants (similar) | shoes (similar)| bag (similar) | scarf

3. chambray + black denim
Where would we be without our tried and true denim shirts? Denim on denim is a great go-to and there are tons of ways to make this look more interesting whether you want to add “spicy” shoes or an edgy jacket. Related: How to Wear Denim on Denim

chambray shirt outfit

jacket (similar) | top | jeans | shoes

4. sweater + midi skirt
This look is a nice break from jeans and I’m sure you already have a sweater and a skirt in your wardrobe! Sneakers and a backpack make this fun, casual, and cute, but you can style it however you want!

sweater and skirt outfit

5. graphic tee + cardigan
Graphic tees add a great extra punch to your wardrobe and they’re amazing both dressed up or down! Adding a cardigan is another layer for interest and makes it extra snuggly. Related: 3 Knockout Graphic Tee Combos

graphic tee outfit

6. gray tee + denim
This look is a personal favorite and go-to of mine. I love the way that a gold necklace looks with gray and it’s so easy to switch out the shoes for whatever mood I’m in! I tend to wear mules and sneakers the most with this look! Related: How to Elevate a Simple Tee & Jeans Outfit

basic tee outfit

top | jeans | purse | shoes | necklace (similar)

If you get a takeaway from this I hope that it’s more shopping when you feel stuck in your wardrobe isn’t usually the answer and you’ve gotta have some good denim and basic tees to make a lot of these outfit ideas for when you don’t know what to wear!

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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.