We all have those days when we don't want to put too much effort into our outfit yet still want to look put together and fashionable. Let's face it- we're all busy women trying to conquer the world one day at a time and ain't nobody got time to spend hours staring at the closet trying to figure out what to wear every single day. So for when those I-don't-have-anything-to-wear-days come (and trust me we ALL have them) it's good to be prepared and have an outfit ready that's easy, foolproof and doesn't require much time to style.
I ran into this dilemma recently. I wanted something that was chic to wear and offered that hint of wow! but the only thing I seemed to have was a white buttoned down shirt and a pair of jeans. I tried it on, looked at myself and wasn't impressed- it just looked a bit bland and it was missing something. I'm not saying there's anything wrong with this combo, however if you know me well, or even just follow me on Instagram, you'll see I'm a color enthusiast and love adding pops of color to my wardrobe. Not only does it perfectly fit the Miami style but wearing colors simply makes me feel happy and positive.
Find your statement piece
I decided to throw on my favorite red lipstick (shop it below!) since it always gives me that instant glam effect. Okay we're getting somewhere, now to accessorize. I glanced over to my handbags and my eyes immediately fixed on my red Calvin Klein purse that I had snagged at a Macy's sale a few months ago. This is were the statement piece comes in that will draw attention to your look. I paired the bag with some matching red pumps.. and voilà the look was complete and it just took a few minutes. Even though I was just wearing a shirt and some jeans the pops of red color definitely took the look to another level. (Tip: Try not to add too many items of the same color as it can quickly get too colorful and busy.)
I hope this post showed you that you don't need to invest hours of your precious time foraging through your wardrobe. Starting off with basics in simple and plain tones and adding some bright colors in the form of earrings, bags, shoes, scarves etc. will make any outfit look like you put more effort into it than you actually did!
Shoutout to ALL DAY in downtown Miami for serving the best brunch/coffee in Miami, and being a super cool backdrop for these awesome photos after getting my weekly dose of their French Toast and Avocado Tartine (2 must-haves if you go there. You won't regret it!!)
photos by: Gen Streetstyle
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