Did you know you’re overlooking so many stylish outfits that you have sitting in your closet right now? Two reasons why:
(1) You have your clothes labeled as “casual,” “dressy,” “workwear,” to “loungewear” and the list goes on.
(2) Your wardrobe lacks the pieces that allow you to mix and match your clothes to create different outfits around them.
First things first, labels don’t exist. Sure, you’ll have those dressier pieces and those casual pieces, but all of your clothes no matter what they entail can be worn in both a casual and dressy way. Placing labels on your clothes and confining them to certain occasions or events is eliminating half of the outfits you could have.
Second: your wardrobe doesn’t have the basics. Without your wardrobe basics, it’ll be nearly impossible to wear the same pieces to create different outfits. You’ll find yourself going back to confining your dressy pieces to only when you want to get dressed up and casual pieces to casual occasions only. Your wardrobe basics allow you to mix and match your pieces to create a dressier and casual look surrounding all of your clothes.
Which brings me to sweatshirts. 9 times out of 10, if you’re wearing a sweatshirt it’s when you’re lounging around the house or a throw on top for when you’re running errands. However, a sweatshirt can be just as stylish as any other piece in your wardrobe. You can create a casual look in flats and still feel fashionable and put together or a more dressier look surrounding a sweatshirt where wearing heels isn’t the only way to dress it up. It’s easier to dress up and dress down your clothes when your wardrobe has the basic pieces.
There are two different approaches to styling sweatshirts:
(1) Start with a neutral basic sweatshirt
If you’re not use to wearing a basic or “lounge-wear” styled garment as an everyday piece and prefer to start with a neutral sweatshirt that you can easily mix and match with the rest of your winter staples, then Winter 2017 Wardrobe eBook lays out 36 different winter staple pieces - clothes, shoes and accessories with 192 different outfit ideas surrounding these 36 pieces.
A basic grey sweatshirt is one of the 36 pieces included with over 20 different casual and dressy outfit ideas.
Here are 5 out of the 24 sweatshirt outfit ideas: