First off…my writing is SHIT. I’m terrible at writing. Past tense, present tense, beginning, middle, end….yikes…so I’m going to write as if I were speaking to you versus jotting down pretty words.
I am an avid reader of WHO WHAT WEAR and there is one rule that they always reiterate on their site that I swear (literally) by: The Three Piece Rule. It basically means that you add on a third piece to add more…hmm…pizaz (sp) to your outfit. It helps to add contrast and can completely change your outfit depending on that third piece.
Above I chose to layer on a coat over a jacket and a dress over the same jacket. Same jacket, tee and jeans for both outfits…but adding the extra piece made each stand out differently.
Coats and jackets have become my go to “third pieces”. I live in jeans and t-shirts so adding a jacket or coat is a great way to make my outfit more interesting and not seem as lazy. Ha! Adding a scarf, belt, statement necklace or really anything can help take your outfit up a notch…but don’t over do it…