Picking out what to wear can always be hard when you’re under the impression that you have “nothing to wear.” However, there are some foolproof outfit combinations that will always save the day. They don’t have to be super impressive or trendy, just simple and stylish outfits that can be dressed up or down to suit your style. As long as you have these key pieces in your wardrobe you’ll always know what to wear.
1. Jeans + T-Shirt
The jeans and t-shirt combination is a classic choice. It’s the ideal casual kind of outfit to wear when you’re not sure what to wear. You can make many variations to your look, depending on the colour and cut of your jeans or t-shirt. Dress your outfit up with heels and glam accessories or keep it cool and casual with sandals and sunglasses. You only really need one good pair of jeans to get you by so it’s worth investing some.
2. Little Black Dress
The little black dress (LBD) is another wardrobe staple that will see you through a range of occasions. A simple LBD can be worn day or night and dressed up or down. You can create a range of different looks with just the one dress, depending on how you choose to style it. Updating your look can be as simple as changing up your jewellery and accessories or adding a few extra layers.
3. Tailored Pants + Blouse
This outfit combination can take your from day to night. Every wardrobe should at least have one pair of tailored pants and a silky blouse. Wear your blouse buttoned up and with a cardigan for a simple office-friendly look, and then unbutton the top buttons and add some bling for a fun evening look. Adjust the dressiness of your look by switching between heeled and flat shoes.
4. Tank Top + Black Skirt
A plain tank top and black skirt can act as the base for many different outfit combinations. Choose a skirt style and length that suits your body shape and go from there. Wear a tank top with a black skirt, heels, and compact clutch for a simple and stylish evening look or with a swing jacket and t-bar flats for something a little bit more retro and ladylike.
5. Floral Dress
The floral dress has become a wardrobe staple these days. You could wear it alone, with a leather jacket, a blazer, or a denim jacket. You can work all kinds of different angles with your floral dress, from flirty and feminine to nineties grunge-inspired looks. If you’re not a fan of florals you can always choose a printed or patterned dress instead.
6. Simple Dress + Coat
If you require a more covered up look then you can’t go wrong with a simple dress and thigh length coat. A tan trench coat is one option while a basic black coat will also do the trick. If the weather is particularly cool, add some tights and knee length boots.
7. Striped Shirt + Denim Shorts
Work a nautical inspired look for summer with a striped t-shirt and denim shorts. A navy striped t-shirt is a classic item and looks great styled in all sorts of ways. A striped shirt worn with denim shorts, a straw hat, and leather sandals would look great worn anywhere from the beach to the park.
8. Statement Clothes
For a more trend-based look, all you need is one statement piece of clothing. Pick a trend that you like and incorporate it into your outfit in the form of a statement piece of clothing or accessory. Even if the rest of your outfit is fairly simple, most of the focus will be on the statement piece anyway.
9. Your “Go to” Outfit
The specifics of this outfit will vary from person to person, depending on their style. Your go to outfit, however, is often one that you find yourself wearing over and over again. It’s usually the outfit that always makes you feel and look good no matter what. On those days when you think you have nothing to wear, your go to outfit is always a good choice.
Next time you have one of those days where you’re convinced you don’t have anything to wear, think again! Many of these outfits could easily be interchanged to create even more classic and stylish looks. What are your most foolproof outfits?