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5 Ways to Spice Up Your Outfits

Updated on November 19, 2013

A lot of women nowadays are looking for cheap and quick ways to look more modern and fashionable everyday, but a lot are afraid to try because they think it's too expensive or too much work, or because they don't want to make a mistake. Here are 5 tips to a more unique and stylish style with what you have, or a few small additional pieces.

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1. Experiment New Styles

With only what you have in your wardrobe, you can create a completely new and fashionable style. You can make an unlimited number of outfits with only a few clothes and accessories, so don't be afraid to try new things and experiment the latest trends as well as revive older looks.

You can add more fun to your classic look with a few colorful pieces, or purchase some vintage clothes in a thrift shop, it won't cost much. You can change your style every day and go from casual chic to sporty or edgy. It doesn't matter as long as you feel good in it.

Innovating with a Recycled Dress

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2. Rely on Accessories

The latest trend is big and bold jewelry with oversized clutch bags, and it's a very easy style to adopt. It allows you to avoid a christmas tree effect with a lot of small earrings and bracelets and creates a louder effect. A big, slightly bling bling necklace can feminize sporty outfits or a classic jumper, and a vast scarf can give style to your warm winter coats.

Base your wardrobe on simple pieces you can completely change with a few accessories, it will make it much easier for you to get dressed in the morning and will allow you to try many different combinations.

Bold Accessories

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One of Carrie's most iconic styles

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3. Review your Basics

Every girl should have a certain number a basics in her closet. Those include a beige trench, a black blazer, plain jeans, a leather jacket and of course the iconic little black dress. You can keep it simple but you can also make those essentials more artistic by transforming the ordinary beige trench by buying a black or red one, or by adding spikes on the sleeves. You can also add a big belt to classic jeans or mix an elegant black blazer to a jumper, a hoodie or a funny T-shirt (just like Carrie Bradshaw's outfit in sex and the city).

The Beige Trench, a Basic to Have in your Wardrobe

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4. Mix it Up

The secret to building a casual but chic and sophisticated style is to mix things up. The last few years represent the end of the matchy matchy outfits and the total look, because they are not natural enough. If every single detail, pattern and color of your outfit match, it'll be obvious you're trying hard, whereas if you mix colors, shapes, patterns, fabrics and styles, you will appear elegant without trying (when in fact you spent two hours looking for something to wear). I personally love informal and classic or elegant blended together, for a more nonchalant but feminine look. You can also use color blocking to mix colors you wouldn't usually put together.

Mixing Colors and Styles

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Color Blocking, New Way to Mix Colors

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5. Be creative

The possibilities are unlimited, you can easily create a complete new style from what you have, by fusing styles and piece together, but also by transforming old or men's clothes. Find DIY (do it yourself) projects that are cheap and easy and start being your own designer. You will only feel more rewarded, especially if you can never find anything to wear.

The one thing to remember with clothes is that you need to adapt them to your body shape, but you also need to learn how to break the rules to find your own style(s).

Make a Small Change on your Basics for a Big Effect

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Now go search through and/or change your wardrobe and be the best fashion victim you can be by experimenting and being fearless every day. Clothes are made to make you feel good in your body, so try your best to be confident in your new outfits!

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      Janellegems 3 years ago from United States

      These are all very awesome helpful advice to spice up an outfit. I have used accessories to spice up a rather simple outfit and it does transform my look. I will definitely apply the other tips in this hub as well. Awesome article!!! Voted up.

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