Accessories Challenge | 3 Ways to Dress-Up a Basic Outfit


Sometimes creating an outfit isn’t as simple as Stacy and Clinton made it look on What Not to Wear. When in a hurry, mixing patterns and matching silhouettes stresses a fashionista out to the max! So, what is she supposed to do? Retreat from pretty skirts and blouses to leggings and oversized long sleeve shirts? NEVER! We fabulous fashionistas never retreat *wink*

So, before you toss all your clothes out on the curb and wear your fuzzy Eeyore pajamas to the office, check out this VIP Three Ways to Wear which is all about dressing up the basics. Here is what you will need to ensure stress-free styling–and I bet you have a few, if not all of these things already in your closet *wink*

  • A black skirt. Pick your poison–pencil skirt, mini skirt, or flare skirt. 
  • A button up. Opt for lighter colors and silkier textures for a dressier, everyday look.
  • Nude heels. I think this one is self-explanatory *wink* BUT keep in mind that having sassy stilettos in other hues can spice-up a look as easily as a statement necklace.
  • Accessories! Accessories! Accessories! Invest in key pieces that can be mixed and matched with lots of different outfits no matter the occasion. 

Now, without further ado, take a look at the outfits below to see how the VIP uses accessories to change up the basic ensemble three different ways. Ahh….fashion doesn’t have to be so stressful *wink*

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Shirt: Express | Skirt: Express | Shoes: Jessica Simpson | Heels: Jessica Simpson | Long Necklace: BluKatDesign

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Necklace: Avon | Heels: Jessica Simpson, Belk | Belt: Target

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Necklace: Charming Charlie | Heels: Jessica Simpson, Belk


Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn


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