sometimes button-ups can look stuffy. but if you roll the sleeves they immediately look relaxed and effortless. don’t forget to roll the sleeves to your blazers or jackets. it adds visualize interest and you can show off your jewelry.
2) put a hat on it
many women think a hat doesn’t look good on them. if you’re not in the habit of wearing a hat it looks foreign when you pop one on. back in the day women wore hats every day. and every single one of them looked fantastic. but again, they were accustomed to wearing them and we were accustomed to seeing them. so let’s give hats another try. hats not only look stylish and elevate any outfit but they’re practical. they keep you warm in winter and block the sun in summer.
if you have followed the blog for any length of time you know i love to tuck in my tops. why? a tucked top adds a polished and put together vibe. and they add shape. afraid you’ll draw attention to your mid-section? start with a monochromatic color scheme that creates a lean line.
4) drape your outer layer
what’s old is new again. but for a sophisticated look throw on an extra layer over your shoulders. it takes your outfit to the next level.
5) make a statement
trade your statement necklace for statement earrings. they’re easier to work with than necklaces. why? with a statement necklace, you have to consider the neckline and length of the necklace. not so with earrings.
6) add a scarf
this is a classic wardrobe staple you can wear year round. from blanket scarves to silk scarves the sky is the limit. when the weather is cool tie one around your neck or drape over your shoulders. during the warmer months tie one on your handbag or use one as a belt.
7) layer up
fall is the perfect time to add a third layer. different layers of fabrics, textures, and colors take your outfit to the next level. but don’t discount layers come summer. simply swap long sleeves and heavy materials for short sleeves and lightweight fabrics.
8) go monochromatic
nothing beats a long, lean line. and that’s just what a monochromatic outfit will do. pick a color any color. they all work.
9) grab your sunglasses
add a cool and chic vibe with a pair of sunnies. plus, they protect your eyes from the sun. black, tortoise, or gold frames are classic choices. but don’t be afraid to experiment. it’s an easy way to add trends into your wardrobe.
10) on point
elongate your outfit with a pair of pointy-toe shoes. flats or heels will take your look to the next level. and keep your outfit classic and clean.
Beth I love all ootd! I do not wear blue jeans, but can substitute with colored jeans or chinos. You sure do give me lots inspiration , I like to look put together! Susan
First Sunday of June, a beautiful day near Valley Forge, PA
Beth all these outfits are great.
You are the fashion Queen.
Love your blog.
Happy Sunday evening.
Love all the looks. You look fantastic! I also love bright lipstick on you.
I get daily inspiration from you in working my wardrobe to my lifestyle and how I wish to dress, thank you, much appreciated.
Terrific clothes and ideas. I love how you draw the eye with colored accessories such as the yellow bag!
Enjoy the last Sunday in June? Sort of confused! But love the tips—
All these great outfits are why I’m a fan.
You have wonderful taste and keen fashion sense.
I love mixing new finds with pieces I’ve had for years.
Thanks for all the inspiration
I have great hats and I love wearing them. But then there’s hat hair. Do you just leave your hat on and never take it off? Advice!?
I, too, end up with hat hair. Advice?
thank you for this article, i tend to get into a style slump in the summer. with the heat and humidity in central florida during the summer it’s hard to stay stylish and cool. i absolutely cannot wear layers during the hottest months of the summer, but i can wear statement earrings as you suggested, stylish sunglasses, hats to protect me from the sun, and tie a scarf on my purse. simple suggestions that make a big impact.
i do have one question though, how do you keep your rolled up cuffs on shirts and coats/blazers in place? i feel like whenever i roll up sleeves on outfits that i end up fussing with them the entire time i’m wearing the outfit. any advice would be appreciated.
i love reading your blog, and follow you on Pinterest and Instagram. please keep these type of informative articles coming, they really help me. thank you
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