ReThink How to Wear these Wardrobe Essentials

New Ideas for the Classics

Ok so these styling ideas aren’t really all that new, but they might be new to you. And that’s all that matters. Most of us have closets packed full the items we don’t get much use out of for whatever reason. And sometimes the items that get used the least can have the most versatility; like your classic button up shirt, turtlenecks, camis, and blazers. These items sit in the back of your closet because they might be considered boring or “work” clothes. But now it’s time to take a few of those boring pieces and make cool girl outfits.


Turtle Neck + Button Up Shirt + Jeans

We love how Danielle Bernstein of We Wore What styled her black turtleneck and classic white shirt. This is a fashion girl example of how to make classic wardrobe essentials look cool and modern. Style is how you wear your clothes (I’ve know you’ve heard that before). But I’ve got to tell you it’s true; and this is the first example of it, you have 4 more to go. Add a few key accessories and your look in complete. This is a great outfit idea when “you have nothing to wear”.


Modern Times Shades Quay Australia

Quay Australia Modern Times Shades $60 via BLUE EYED GIRL

Flynn Skye Andy Top Classic Black Turtleneck

Flynn Skye Andy Top $127 via RESURRECTION


Ruffle Cuff Button Up $38 via C by STYLE REPORT

Joe's jeans The Charlie High Rise Skinny Jeans

Joe’s The Charlie $198 via THE DENIM

BLACK Vegan Leather Around Town Belt

Round Town Vegan Belt $38 via HUXLEY AND HARPER

LBD + White Button Up

Dressing clothing “up” and “down” is the secret styling trick of all stylish women. Taking items you wouldn’t think to wear together and saying “why not” and wearing that new outfit with confidence. BTW that is the other secret to great style, confidence. Take the idea of a black dress or jumpsuit and just layer a white button up. It will give a new fresh understated tone to your chic black dress. Try it with a pop of color or animal print shoe or handbag.

Quay Australia ODIN Sunglasses Tortoise Shell Sunglasses

Quay Australia Odin $55 NOW $48 via ARLO AND JOY

Equipment Huntley Shirt Silk White Blouse Classic Blouse Minimal Style

Equipment Huntley Shirt $228 NOW $159 via BLUE EYED GIRL

For Love and Lemons Isabella Ruffle Maxi Dress Ruffle Slip Dress LBD Holiday Party Dress Wedding Attire Black Tie

For Love and Lemons Isabella Ruffled Maxi $272 via STEVIE SISTER


Cleobella Poem Clutch

Poem Clutch $128 by CLEOBELLA
Dolce Vita Alert Red Mules Point Toe Mules
Dolce Vita Alert Red Stella Suede $50 via VAN de VORT

Button Up Shirt + Leopard Skirt

Learning how to “tweak” clothing is an essential skill of stylish women. It’s really up to your imagination. This is a great way to up level your button down; twist and tuck the ends to make the shirt a crop top. This will work with any bottom and we’re loving a leopard skirt just like everyone else.

g2g Designs Shell Pendant Necklace

Shell Pendant Necklace $85 by G2G DESIGNS


Rectangle Pendant Necklace $120 by G2G DESIGNS

Paige Clemence Shirt with French Cuff White Button Up Button Down Classic

Paige Clemence Shirt with French Cuff $149 via THE DENIM LAB

Not Your Average Leopard Midi Skirt

Not Your Average Leopard Midi Skirt $42 via C by STYLE REPORT

Vintage Gloria Wallet Red Wallet

Vintage Gloria Wallet $56 via PRISM

Turtleneck + White Button Up Shirt + Classic Blazer + Jeans

Layers and layers of basics. I’m kinda loving the idea of all these easy layers paired back to your favorite jeans, and shoe of the moment.

n: Philanthropy Brooke turtleneck White Turtleneck

n:Philanthropy Brooke Turtleneck $128 via THE DENIM LAB

C by STYLE REPORT Long Sleeve Cold Shoulder Button UP

Long Sleeve Cold Shoulder Button Up $49 via C by STYLE REPORT

Peter the Great Striped Blazer Bailey 44

Bailey 44 Peter the Great Striped Blazer $298 via BLUE EYED GIRL

Rails Aly Button Front Shirt Striped Button Up Button Down
Rails Aly Button Front Shirt $148 via BLUE EYED GIRL


Joli Nu Black Classique Top $52 via PRISM

LEVI'S WEDGIE ICON FIT Distressed Denim Jeans Vintage Levi's

Levi’s Wedgie Icon Fit $98 via THE SHOP LAGUAN