It is easy to fall into a style rut at times. I’ve been guilty of it myself lately and actually find myself looking quite simple, to put it nicely, when taking my kid to school. If the other moms knew that I dress people, am a professional makeup artist, and write about beauty and style for a living, they would probably laugh at me. The truth is, I haven’t fallen into a rut but have been extremely pressed for time and have simply gotten lazy. The fastest and easiest thing for me to do is grab a cotton T-shirt that I don’t have to iron and whatever jeans that fit — not exactly pregnant in heels. In reality, it takes a few extra seconds to enhance a simple look, like grabbing a scarf, a necklace, or one more piece to layer just to polish off the look. Here are a few style tips on how to upgrade 5 everyday looks so you don’t look like the simple mom at drop-off.
Simple Wardrobe Upgrades 1 of 11
It is easy to get in a style rut, but these easy tips will help you upgrade your look in seconds.
Sweat Pants 2 of 11
I just bought these sweatpants the other day with the self promise that I would not wear them as just sweatpants. Unfortunately, they are so comfortable, it is easy to forget that promise.
Glammed Up Sweats 3 of 11
Just by adding heels and pretty earrings, these sweatpants can easily be worn for a fun night out.
Basic Everyday 4 of 11
A white shirt and blue jeans is as simple as it can get. Quite frankly, it doesn't look bad, but it is safe and just boring.
Colorful Everyday 5 of 11
Adding a little color, as in colored denim and some fun leopard flats, keeps your look simple without making you seem like a wallflower.
Little Black Boring 6 of 11
A little black dress is classic, but is unfortunately unmemorable. The look with only black leggings is just too simple.
The Little Glammed Up Dress 7 of 11
Trade in the leggings for black sequined joggers and glam up the look with a rhinestone bracelet, and you'll have a little black dress that is a show stopper.
All Denim 8 of 11
There is nothing wrong with mixing denim, but at the end of the day, this look is just a button-up shirt with a pair of jeans.
Dolled Up Denim 9 of 11
It takes an extra two seconds to layer on some fun pieces to liven up this look. A sequin top and black blazer work in unexpected ways.
Neutral Turtleneck 10 of 11
Turtlenecks have always been my thing. Turtlenecks in neutral colors have always been my favorite. Sadly, this is all there is when it comes to this neutral colored turtleneck.
Dressed Up Neutrals 11 of 11
A little color is all this look needed. A bold blue earring, printed flats, and a vest layered on top takes this simple look to the next level.