Knowing how to mix and match your clothing is an important part of looking great for less. There are some items that can work in more than one way in your wardrobe, so getting your hands on some hot picks is worth it. Add a creative spin to them and you make the look stylish in your own way.
Here are five double-duty fashion items you should have hanging in your wardrobe.
1. Long-Sleeved Tee
This number comes in handy when the weather acts up. It can transform a variety of clothing items fast. Wear it under a pretty dress or boob-tube top to keep you warm if there’s a slight drop in the temperature. In winter, you can wear your long-sleeved tee under short-sleeved shirts to give you a layered look that’s set to be a winter trend this year. Tees that have interesting sleeves, such as ones with details like lace, are a bonus, making your look eye-catching.
2. Smart Shorts
Shorts are in! We’re not talking about your beach numbers right now, but chic shorts (sported by celebrities like Ginnifer Goodwin) that you can dress up or down. They come in handy no matter the season or occasion. If it’s warm or you’re going to a day event, team them up with cute tops and high heels. When it’s raining out or you’re going to a night function, pair them with stockings and closed shoes.
3. Faux Leather Skinnies
It doesn’t get more versatile than leather skinnies. These give a sleek appearance to every look you’re trying to pull off, while black ones will go with pretty much everything in your wardrobe. Just make sure yours are the fake variety! Free People has some cool vegan leather skinnies to check out.
They’re a huge trend right now and it looks like they’re here to stay. Jumpsuits come in a variety of styles and colors, and chances are you already own at least one pair. If you want to make them perform well across your wardrobe, keep them in a neutral color. A collared jumpsuit can work well at the office or lunch with the girls. On the other hand, a strapless and sleeveless jumpsuit can be elegant for nights on the town, or toned down with sandals and a denim jacket during the day.
5. Denim Skirt
A classic yet trendy denim skirt is an absolute must-have. You can keep it casual on hot days with fresh white shirts and pretty wedges, while wearing them on cooler autumn days with knee-high boots creates a fashionable stir. To make your denim skirt a timeless item, choose one that doesn’t have too many trends on it (such as the distressed or faded look). Darker denim is especially timeless, and if your denim skirt falls just above the knee then it will look good on any body type and height!