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 in 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 at Myntra | Esprit Pink Printed T-Shirt
Complete the look by pairing this t-shirt with blue jeans and golden sneakers.
Shop at Myntra | Steve Madden Golden Handbag
Add this golden handbag to your basic combination of t-shirt and jeans.
BIG STATEMENT JEWELLERY
Shop at Myntra | Forever 21 Red Solid T-Shirt
Complete the look by pairing this t-shirt with black jeans and a 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.
Pick the metallic piece whose colour compliments your t-shirt. For example, gold pair best with warm colour while silver compliments cooler and neutral colours.
Shop at Myntra | GAS Solid Silver Blazer
Complete the look by pairing this blazer with a grey t-shirt and blue jeans.
GLOSSY BOMBER JACKET
Shop at Myntra | UCB Rose Gold Bomber Jacket
Complete the look by pairing this jacket with black jeans and white sneakers.
GLOSSY LEATHER JACKET
Shop at Myntra | UCB Black Biker Jacket
Complete the look by pairing this jacket with blue jeans and black boots.
3. THROW ON A PATTERNED 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 solid coat can also complement this basic outfit well, there is nothing better than a patterned coat with plaids or checks of earthy tones.
Shop at Myntra | Esprit Navy Blue Solid T-Shirt
Complete the look by pairing this t-shirt with a patterned coat and blue jeans.
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 at Myntra | UCB Pink Solid Denim Jacket
Complete the look by pairing this jacket with a black t-shirt and black jeans.
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.
Here’s more to how you can colour coordinate your clothes like a pro.
Shop at Myntra | Esprit White Solid T-Shirt
Complete the look by pairing this t-shirt with blue jeans and 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 at Myntra | MANGO White Striped T-Shirt
Complete the look by pairing this t-shirt with blue jeans and silver sneakers.
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 roll up the cuffs 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 WORTH REMEMBERING
1. Always wear a t-shirt bra under a form-fitted 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.
Shop at Myntra | Jockey Pink T-Shirt Bra
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 at Myntra | Forever 21 Silver Padded Jacket
Complete the look by pairing this jacket with black jeans and silver sneakers.
DISCLAIMER: This article has been written by the author during Modstyl Internship Program and edited by Team Modstyl. The opinions expressed here are personal and bear no responsibility.