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how to elevate and every day look

how to elevate and every day look

how to elevate and every day look

unstructured utility jacket

Recently I did a guest post collaboration, with my friend Patricia of The Frizzy, highlighting my day to day style.  

"My day to day to style, I have to admit, is not quite what you see on my blog, Life's too Short...Buy the Shoes. The blog is a place for me to play, to indulge myself, and to get creative.  My day to day style is much more influenced by real life...Most days you'll see me in jeans, preferably a distressed pair for a little edge, a basic tee or turtleneck if it's cold, and a pair of flats."

So I thought it would be fun to show how easy it is to take a day to day look up a notch by changing out a few accessories.

Mixed media cage sandals

Pink studded clutch

1. Add jewelry.  Here I chose to add a statement cuff, but you can chose any item you prefer, a pair of chandelier earrings, a bold cocktail ring, or a statement necklace.  Adding a little bit of bling to a casual look will always take things to the next level.

2. Add a clutch.  There is something about a clutch that just adds a little something extra.  It doesn't have to be delicate or evening (although I have been known to pair a sequined clutch and a sweatshirt in the past).  The size of this Banana Republic clutch keeps it on the casual side while the vibrant color and studs add a pop of visual interest to a relatively basic outfit.

how to elevate and every day look

3. Add a pair of heels. You had to know this one was coming!  From simple black pumps to these mixed media cage sandals, adding a pair of heels will instantly elevate any look and take it from everyday to fabulous in a flash!  The added bonus of block heel on this pair means that my feet are as happy in them as they were in the flats from the every day style look!

Simple non? What are your style go tos to elevate a look?

As usual, thanks so much for reading!

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  1. Love it! Look at those heels.. :)

    Nicole | In The Life of NM

    1. Thanks Nicole! I am so glad that the weather is nice again so I can wear them!

  2. Wow...it look super amazing...thx for sharing honey...:-)


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