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10 Rules for Effortless, Everyday Style

In this series, I share some simple tips for leveling up your daily looks.

What if there was a simple, timeless outfit formula that could save you time and stress while still making you look effortlessly chic? Look no further because I’ve got you covered with the ultimate base outfit formula: a great pair of jeans, a high neck tank, and minimalist jewelry. This versatile combination can be adapted for both warm and cool weather, ensuring you look and feel your best no matter the season.

The Foundation: A Great Pair of Jeans

Jeans are a wardrobe staple that never goes out of style. Whether you prefer classic blue denim, black, or cream, the right pair of jeans can be dressed up or down for any occasion. When selecting your jeans, consider the fit that feels great on YOU (not what everyone else is wearing). Straight-leg, wide leg, baggy, kick flare – the options are endless. The key is to find a pair that makes you feel comfortable and confident.

The Core: A High Neck Tank

Now that you have your jeans sorted, it’s time to pick the perfect top to pair them with. The high neck tank is a subtle yet elegant choice. Its neckline adds a touch of sophistication, making it suitable for various occasions. Opt for neutral colors like white, black, or grey for maximum versatility. The high neck tank can be worn on its own in warmer weather or layered under a jacket or knit in cooler temperatures, making it a true year-round essential. This brand makes my favorite high neck tanks (and you can use Natalie15 for 15% off your first order, too).

Accessorize Minimally

Minimalism is the name of the game when it comes to jewelry for this outfit formula. Think delicate necklaces, simple stud earrings or hoops, or maybe even a classic watch or bracelet. The goal is to keep your accessories understated and elegant, allowing your outfit’s simplicity to shine. Minimalist jewelry complements the high neck tank beautifully and adds a touch of sophistication without overpowering the overall look.

Weather-Appropriate Footwear

One of the advantages of this base outfit formula is its adaptability to different weather conditions. In warm weather, opt for a chic pair of minimalist sandals to complete your look. Sandals are not only comfortable but also add a breezy and relaxed vibe to your outfit. When the temperature drops, switch out your sandals for closed-toe shoes, like ankle boots, loafers or sneakers. Pair your shoes with a cozy knit or jacket to stay warm and complete the look. The beauty of this outfit formula is that it seamlessly transitions between seasons, ensuring you stay comfortable and on-trend year-round.

Effortless Style, Every Time

The magic of the ultimate base outfit formula lies in its simplicity and versatility. You have a timeless canvas on which you can build a wide range of looks that are chic and practical. Whether you’re dressing up for a special occasion (grab a great pair of heels and a blazer and you’re set!) or keeping it casual for a day out, this formula has you covered.

Need some examples? I probably have hundreds, but I’ll limit myself to 10 or so…

The Ultimate Base Outfit Formula

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  1. Natalie says:

    Absolutely beautiful…
    Can you share where you got this gorgious necklace from? Thanks 🙏

  2. Stephanie says:

    Love it! Can you share what bra you wear with these tanks please.

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