If you were to pick the most easy-to-go outfit from your wardrobe, I bet it would be a t-shirt and a pair of jeans. This basic combination is so insanely comfortable that you end up wearing it again and again. But, scoring on style with this basic attire can be a tricky task.
So, here’s what you can do to ginger up this basic yet the most comfortable outfit.
1. ADD SOME SHINE
Sporting bandana or wrapping scarf around the neck is conventional these days. You can find every other girl doing the same. So, stand-out and add some shine instead. All you have to do is add one real flashy piece. Be it your shimmering shoes, your metallic bag, or your big statement jewellery; this one piece can add all the oomph to this basic outfit.
Shop The Look | Esprit Pink Printed T-Shirt (Image – Myntra) + Blue Jeans + Golden Sneakers
Shop The Look | VERO MODA Purple Printed T-Shirt (Image – Jabong) + Black Jeans + White Sneakers + Silver Sling Bag
BIG STATEMENT JEWELRY
Shop The Look | Mango Black Solid T-Shirt (Image – Jabong) + Blue Jeans + Nude Pumps + Earrings + Necklace
2. LAYER UP WITH A GLOSSY PIECE
Throwing on a solid jacket or blazer is customary. And everyone would recommend you the same. There is nothing wrong in it but, I believe, layering can be more forward-looking. So next time, pick a metallic jacket or blazer, or a shiny black leather jacket instead to layer this basic combination.
Make sure you pick the metallic piece whose color compliments your t-shirt. For example, gold pair best with warm colors while silver compliments cooler and neutral tones.
Shop The Look | GAS Solid Silver Blazer (Image – Myntra) + Grey T-Shirt + Blue Jeans + Mustard Sneakers
Shop The Look | VERO MODA Self-Design Silver Jacket (Image – Jabong) + White T-Shirt + Black Jeans + Silver Sandals
SHINY LEATHER JACKET
Shop The Look | Black Leather Jacket + Levi’s Black Printed T-Shirt (Image – Jabong) + Grey Jeans + Black Boots
3. LAYER UP WITH A LONG PATTERENED COAT
If you don’t want to carry a lot of shine (which is fine!) and love keeping things different yet straightforward, a long patterned coat is all you need. Although a long solid coat can also complement this basic outfit well, there is nothing better than a long patterned coat with plaids or checks of earthy tones.
Shop The Look | Brown Patterned Coat + Esprit Peach Solid T-Shirt (Image – Jabong) + Blue Jeans + White Sneakers
4. DOUBLE YOUR DENIM (SANS BLUE)
Some things never go wrong. Sporting denim over denim is one of them. The best part about denim jackets is that they are easy to carry and comfortable, no matter what time of year you are sporting them on. But why restrict yourself to blues, try something more bright.
Shop The Look | UCB Pink Solid Denim Jacket (Image – Myntra) + Black T-Shirt + Black Jeans + Silver Sneakers
5. PLAY WITH COLOURS
Styling need not be an expensive affair always. You can do it without going on a shopping spree. Choosing the right colour-combinations from your wardrobe can add liveliness to otherwise mundane pieces. While selecting and pairing, do a bit of colour coordination and pick those pieces whose colours are either complementing each other or adding a pop to otherwise dull tones. For example, you can add bright yellow sneakers to lighten up your basic white t-shirt blue jeans combination or choose and pair a bright yellow t-shirt with your favourite blue jeans and add some pop with a bold red sling bag.
Shop The Look | Esprit White Solid T-Shirt (Image – Myntra) + Blue Jeans + Yellow Sneakers
6. DIY-ING KNOTS AND CUFFS
KNOT IT UP
Usual is boring. Isn’t it? So next time you wear this basic outfit, wear the pieces differently. While wearing a t-shirt, don’t just tuck it in. Be more creative and knot it up. Left, right, or centre; above your waistline or your belly button; there is a lot you can choose from.
Shop The Look | ONLY Peach Printed T-Shirt (Image – Jabong) + Blue Jeans + Pink Sneakers + Cream Sling Bag
ROLL UP THE CUFFS
Another DIY thing you can easily pull off is cuffing the hemlines of your jeans. All you need to do is choose the right technique and cuff the hemlines of your favourite jeans depending upon its fit.
Here’s how you can do it perfectly –
If you are wearing a skinny pair, make a half-inch cuff and fold it up nicely. Don’t fold the cuff more than twice. The whole point is to have a neat and streamline look. On the other hand, if you are going for a baggier one, roll up a 1-inch cuff thrice without making any crease (don’t press, just roll).
TWO THINGS TO REMEMBER
1. ALWAYS WEAR A T-SHIRT BRA UNDER A FOM-FITTING T-SHIRT
One of the most ignored fashion etiquette while sporting a form-fitted t-shirt is that a lot of girls don’t consider wearing a t-shirt bra. T-shirt bras have seamless cups and are almost invisible under even the most fitted t-shirts. The best part about having a t-shirt bra – it can be worn under almost every item of your wardrobe.
2. DON’T GO OVERBOARD WITH FLASHY PIECES
Don’t add too many flashy accessories all at once. Not more than ‘THREE’ will keep you in safe boundaries. Here is a look.
Shop The Look | Silver Solid Jacket + Levi’s White Printed T-Shirt (Image – Jabong) + Blue Jeans + White Sneakers + Silver Backpack