Easy ways to make it look like I'm wearing an outfit, rather than just clothes

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CorusKate Tue 22-Apr-14 21:14:46

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KiaOraOAotearoa Tue 22-Apr-14 21:16:20

Yes. Buy the mannequin in the window!

Belts, bracelet, necklace. I can barely be bothered with these, but feel more put together when I add them.

I'd get a little jacket that goes with everything, and wear that when you want to be a bit more dressy than a hoodie. I have on a kind of army green, cotton number, finishes at the hip, I throw that on with jeans & tee, dresses, capri's, skirts, anything really. turn up the cuffs, add some ballerina's and I look positively continental with zero effort.

RoganJosh Tue 22-Apr-14 21:20:50

Colour coordination helps me look a bit more together.

CorusKate Tue 22-Apr-14 21:22:09

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Allalonenow Tue 22-Apr-14 21:28:57

Bag and shoes in the same colour.
Or if your clothes and shoes are all black or grey for instance, add a bright bag, as a statement.
Scarf and earrings or bracelet the same colour, works well with say all navy clothes and lime green scarf and earrings.

Ballerinas are flat shoes with round toes and often a little bow at the front.

ballet flats

CorusKate Tue 22-Apr-14 21:30:13

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CorusKate Tue 22-Apr-14 21:30:46

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CorusKate Tue 22-Apr-14 21:32:14

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addictedtosugar Tue 22-Apr-14 21:33:19

What jumpers do you wear, Kate?
I'm still not convinced by this scarf lark, and I'm about a million miles away from a statement necklace, but can manage the rest of your wardrobe pretty much upstairs already.
I may need to diversify.....
I think ballerinas are those little shoes with such a thin sole you can't walk more than 500 yards in them - just a tiny covering of yout toes. Oh, stuff trying to erxplain. Look here

CorusKate Tue 22-Apr-14 21:33:33

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I'd do colour blocking, that way, you don't buy prints, which tend to date quicker (i think). Buy simple, classic shapes in solid colours, then mix and match them.

Look-ee here, they've managed to make dressing even more complicated by having you draw equilateral triangles on a colour wheel. oh yeah. theinbetweengirls.com/2011/08/21/how-to-properly-color-block-and-outfit/

BumgrapesofWrath Tue 22-Apr-14 21:34:43

I've found that having some white tops, blue and grey cardigans, and different types of trousers gives me enough to mix and match to make some nice outfits.

Actually, that makes me sound quite dull.

CorusKate Tue 22-Apr-14 21:36:48

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CorusKate Tue 22-Apr-14 21:37:57

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more triangulation this way (and colour blocking)www.lespetitescharmeuses.com/2012/03/color-block-me-please/

grin I used to wear bright colours, but keep it more neutral these days. you can apply the same concept to pastels or greys, blues etc... depending on what colours you like.

CorusKate Tue 22-Apr-14 21:39:46

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CorusKate Tue 22-Apr-14 21:40:37

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CorusKate Tue 22-Apr-14 21:41:26

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addictedtosugar Tue 22-Apr-14 21:49:20

Sounds good, but not very obtainable grin. Enjoy your jumpers.

Sorry, Kate, can I hijack while you've got the experts here?
I often wear thin jumper tops for work. I've got a couple of bright, vibrant (hot?) pink tops, which I like. Where do they come on that wheel?

HappyGirlNow Tue 22-Apr-14 21:57:19

Don't like accessories all the same colour.. Looks too matchy matchy and dated..

addicted haha, no expert here, just bored

there is no pink on the wheel, the wheel has spoken, no pink <gavel>

I think it'd be in the red zone, so you could wear royal blue or yellow with it?? maybe? Give it a try, if anyone goes hmm, you've got it wrong

CorusKate Tue 22-Apr-14 22:38:04

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CorusKate Tue 22-Apr-14 22:48:16

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addictedtosugar Wed 23-Apr-14 18:45:54

See, my work head is screaming red is not pink.
I spend a lot of time trying to make things the same colour, and spot minute differences between shades of e.g. red.
I'm still struggling to get my head round it, and not sure reactions from work will be the right judge grin

Kate: hotels, steel or something completely different?

CorusKate Wed 23-Apr-14 18:57:34

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