Changing your personal style can be difficult. Make it easier on yourself by looking for items that are versatile. Items that you can both dress up and dress down make transitioning to a new wardrobe easier than ever.
Look For a Casual Jacket
Bomber jackets never go out of style. These jackets come in a variety of different materials and colors, making their base style more formal or more casual, depending on the individual jacket.
A plain black leather bomber jacket, for example, is a wardrobe staple that will likely work its way into anyone’s closet easily. This is a jacket you can wear while running errands or on a Bumble date.
Shoes are a big investment, and you’ll want shoes that you can easily transition between events. For example, a pair of white leather sneakers can either be dressed up or dressed down, depending on the occasion.
Throwing these on with a blazer and dress pants can give one the look of a casual yet trending businessperson while pairing them with a hoodie and sweatpants for a more casual look can come across as just as hip.
More than just protective eyewear, sunglasses are an accessory that can make or break your look. Pairing your killer outfit with the wrong shades can cause your entire outfit to fall apart.
Once again, you can’t go wrong with staple items. These likely won’t alter with changing fast-fashion trends, ensuring they will stay in your wardrobe for a long time. Items like aviators or wayfarers will likely get a lot of mileage and give you a polished, put-together look effortlessly.
Button-Downs or Blouses
These are items that work well for both men and women. Men can wear a good button-down almost anywhere and get away with it in any scenario. Business meeting? Bar with the boys? A button-down can’t steer you wrong.
Button-downs tend to be more of a statement for women and give the appearance of having gone for a more formal look. That being said, women can dress their blouses down by pairing them with casual pants or shorts in the summer.
While this is a more adult look for both men and women, it can give one the appearance of being put-together without being too formal.
Another item that will bring an outfit together is a nice staple sweater. Find a cut of cardigan you like and buy it in any basic color you can find – white, gray, black, tan, etc. You’ll find yourself thankful for a staple sweater in the cold months. A good cardigan can bring an outfit together without making it too formal, but also won’t dress down your formal outfit.
Mature Yet Stylish
Incorporating these style staples into your wardrobe can help make it more mature without sacrificing your own personal style. Pairing these items with fast-fashion trendy items can keep you looking trendy and in-touch without your having to waste money on items that are likely to go out of fashion.