Let’s get honest, sometimes our sense of style gets… misguided. Right before heading away on my trip, I was feeling like my style and my motivation were lackin’.
I always get that way right before a trip, it’s like my brain just decides to go on vacation early and says “no” to all creativity.
Since I run a fashion blog though, having lackluster style isn’t really an option (though somehow I still make it one at times!) and during these creative-blocks, I always go back to these easy chic style tricks.
6 Chic Style Tricks to Steal Now
Create stylish looks (even on your least inspired days)
White Jeans Brighten Up a Look
Year-round, white jeans are in-style, but come spring and summer there’s something just extra “right” about them.
They brighten up every look, and instantly change-up the combination of a simple t-shirt and jeans.
While the outfit may be as low-maintenance and easy as a simple tee and jeans, it’s brighter and more summer-ready feeling.
White jeans have recently become my favourite go-to, and I love how they instantly create a bright fresh look.
This summer, if you’re looking for something:
A) comfortable to wear (just like any jean!)
B) want to brighten up your chic style then be sure to grab a pair of white denim.
Not sure how to find your perfect pair? I have a full guide on hunting down your staple pair of white jeans!
Best of all, you don’t need to tuck away your white denim come fall and winter. It’s easy to stick to our favourite black jeans, jeggings, and dark denim – but the unexpected addition of white denim can really step up your chic style during the winter and fall seasons.
Instead, remix them into stylish gray scale looks.
While white jeans may not be your instant go to during the cooler months, they will add a bright pop to your look and help overall style achieve a more thought-out and interesting look.
Metallics are Always in Style
Just like white denim, metallic pieces are in style year-round. A metallic handbag or shoe will instantly add a bit of interest to your outfit, so having metallic piece or two in your wardrobe will always prove to be practical.
Over the last few years, I’ve been particularly drawn to rose gold pieces and have found that they instantly warm-up a look for a romantic summery look.
During the fall and winter, metallics can also play into a cooled down colour palette (hello, silver) or can add a touch of warmth (golds, and rose golds) to your look.
A Great Pair of Heels will instantly Elevate an Outfit
That’s right, a pair of heels won’t only elevate your height – it’ll also kick up your chic style a notch or two.
If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, than you likely already know that I rarely wear heels – but whenever I feel my style needs a bit more oomph, I’ll always turn to a great pair of heels.
Heels elongate your leg-line and will instantly make your legs look a mile long.
Plus, heels typically carry a slightly more polished look to them, and will appear as though you’ve put more thought into your overall outfit.
Sunglasses add a “Cool” Factor
Feel like skipping the eye makeup today? No biggie, just throw on some shades!
Sunglasses are the ultimate accessory for those who want to appear more stylish but are feeling uninspired with their style – or are simply tired and don’t feel like wearing makeup.
For this reason, I have about a million sunglasses.
Play with Muted Tones & Pastels
During the summer months, there’s nothing that is more suitable than pretty pastel pieces.
Pastels just look right during the spring and summer, and by wearing them you’ll instantly appear more “in style” and on trend.
The best pastel tones for the warmer months tend to be lilacs, sky blues, mint greens, and soft pinks.
In the winter though, you can also use muted pastel tones such as dove greys, ice blues, sage greens, and grey-toned lavenders.
These colours always appear very sophisticated, and can help create really beautiful looks.
Embrace Relaxed Chic Style
Low-key fashion is my favourite kind, and I am all about ripped jeans, flowy shirts, and sandals or simple combinations of white jeans and pastel blouses.
Simple combinations like this may not be ball-room ready, but they’ll always allow you to look comfortable, effortless and chic.