During those mornings when your alarm probably did not work, or you got stuck dreaming about your next fancy vacation, all you can do is rush to get to the door so you do not get to school or to work late. These situations do not really give you much time to mix and match outfits. So you find yourself putting on the first thing that caught your eye. Or going with the easiest piece of clothing to wear – the simple shirt.
Some people can wear this effectively, like Mark Zuckerberg or Steve Jobs. But if you are a lady and want to add some pizzazz to your plain shirt, read on.
We do not need to wear a branded or an intricately designed shirt to make a fashion statement. A simple plain shirt, no matter what color, can be turned into something fancy if we apply these tricks:
Wear a statement necklace.
With an attractive chunk of necklace, you can divert people’s attention from the plainness and monotony of the shirt to a nice statement necklace that has a color that matches or complements the shirt. This is the same with how you think of putting on a necklace when you feel your decolatage is too bare. Do this to add a hint of detail to the bareness.
Wear a bold-colored scarf.
Yes, a scarf. Tie it around your neck or just let it drape on your shoulders. Whatever way you wear it, it will definitely add glamour to your plain, boring shirt.
And not only will it help you feel warmer when it is cold, but a bold-colored and a nicely patterned scarf will be a great complement to a plain shirt. When the weather is hot, you can still get away with using a scarf if the material is really light and allows air to pass.
Wear bracelets or a nice watch.
Draw attention to your arms instead of the plainness of your shirt. Wear statement bracelets and a nice watch. Wearing these will give people the impression that you weren’t really that lazy to just put on a shirt – you still had time to put on your arm accessories.
Wear a blazer or a cardigan.
Cover up and make a plain shirt look more coordinated by pairing it with a blazer or a cardigan. This makes you achieve a more formal and preppy look, and it also adds dimension to your plain shirt. A patterned cardigan will look less formal vs a plain, solid one. But whichever one you choose to wear, cardigans and blazers are a definite must-have to make a plain shirt less casual.
Wear a bright lipstick
A bright lipstick says it all. It says, “Look at my lips first before you judge my outfit.” Kidding aside, a bright lipstick will always perk up a plain outfit. Just make sure that you shirt color does not clash with your lip color.
Think of a bold red or brown lipstick worn with a plain black shirt. Or a dark pink lipstick worn with a plain white shirt. Both of these scream “supermodel.”
Whichever way you choose to glam up your plain shirt, what matters the most is how confident you are wearing it. And even if you still chose to wear a plain shirt without any of my suggested tricks, what will still exude is the confidence and strong mindpower that you put in wearing that plain shirt. If you seem like you are questioning yourself with your outfit decision, chances are, other people might question it too. So be confident. After all, nobody will really care tomorrow about what you wore today.
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