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How To Elevate Your Everyday Basics

Knowing What

To Buy & How To Style It

Being creative and original with your look is, for me, what fashion is all about. After all it is your style and personality shining through an outfit that makes it truly unique. I’m all about adding a tweak here or there to change up a look. Especially in the current climate where many of us are not finding joy in parting with hundreds, sometimes even thousands of pounds on designer coats and bags.

It’s so much fun discovering those great finds that will help elevate an otherwise basic outfit. With so many affordable goodies online and in store, coupled with the change in season, now is a great time to be imaginative with your look. I don’t know about you but I’m also finding that as brands become more environmentally conscious, more pieces are being designed with a couple of seasons in mind. So whatever your investment there are ways to keep it transitional through the months.

Falling in love with one or two pieces that are slightly different to your everyday basics means you won’t require a whole arsenal of ‘stuff’ in your wardrobe. It allows one piece at a time to do the talking. It’s all about updating, knowing what to buy and how to style it well.

You don’t have to look far for inspiration either because right now so many fashion influencers are showing us different ways to wear a scarf, alternative shirt tying styles, even new ways to update your jewellery without spending a fortune (catch my new season arm candy updates post here). Today though, I want to focus on alternative styles to your everyday basics that will instantly transform your outfit and bring it more up to date. I’m talking collars, buttons, cuts, shapes, fabrics… those details that really matter. As I take a closer look at my wardrobe, I’m noticing shapes and colours that can be updated – like my bag in this shoot for instance.

Shop My Look

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**I am currently 5 months pregnant but the items featured in this post are all main sizing (not maternity).

Elevating Basics: The Edit

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What have you got your eye on?

Words and styling by Lauren Silvester, photography by Zoe Griffin

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