Let’s admit it: putting together a never-before-seen, chic outfit is close to boiling the ocean.

Blame it on the work-from-home life. It has made us accustomed to – dare we say it – sweatpants so much that it has atrociously affected our dressing sense along with our social skills. Even those of us who haven’t forgotten how to dress up might occasionally get foiled. Why? Because there is a sheer amount of options available and adapting to the new trends can be a significant hassle.

Isn’t that worth sobbing?

Luckily for you, we’ve created some dress-up tips that every woman should know. While they may seem small, these nitty-gritty tips will change the way that you dress every day. Whether you’re out for drinks, a Sunday brunch, or going to work, these styling tips are sure to make you look marvelous and chic.

Let’s check them out. 

1. Layers never hurt anyone

Layering your outfit is one of the best ways to add some personality to your overall look. On the other hand, layering can be in the form of anything, but the best option is to wear a dress under a cardigan or blouse.

We’ve all seen plenty of ladies rocking this look, and when done correctly, it can look amazing. But you can only make this work if you know HOW to layer because knowing the art of layering can make a big difference. 

So, get that dress out, wear it underneath a shirt or sweater, and make it work.

Layering is also helpful for full-figured, curvy divas. It is a great way to add style to your proportions and look exquisitely jaw-dropping. You can wear cute cardigans, shirts, or even scarves over plus size casual dresses and break the fashion mold by looking sassy and unstoppable.

2. Consider a uniform

By “uniform,” we don’t mean that you should wear the same thing every day. But of course, if you’re willing to take on Steve Jobs’s approach to dressing up, go for it. A more accurate way to describe a uniform would be to create multiple variations of your favorite, stylish outfits that you wear daily. For instance, one of the best “uniforms” is blazers and jeans. But you don’t need to wear these two items; you can wear whatever uniform you want. 

3. Add a belt

Adding a belt to a pair of denim jeans or dress will instill spark and style to any dull outfit. If you’re wearing a dress or a loose-fitting top, it’s also a quick way to pull your look together and highlight your contours. Besides, you look better if you wear a belt with a bit of color, texture, or bling to catch the eye. It’s also not a big deal if your belt is the focal point of your ensemble. 

With just a few belts from your closet, you can make any of your dresses, oversized shirts, coats, or cardigans fit and flatter your shape. Moreover, this trick works exceptionally well when you wear many layers or want to exhibit an illusory look.

4. Tuck in or tie your top

Tying up a plain top or shirt in the front or tucking it into your jeans is a superb way to dress it up. It will highlight and show off your curves rather than hide them, and it will add a bit of panache to a plain top. What’s more, this will make you look sassier. So, the next time you wear your most boring shirt or want to jazz up a button-down shirt, tie it up or tuck it in.

5. Wear heels

Have you ever looked down at another woman’s feet and been envious of her shoes? Enough of that. It is time you wore your pair of heels.

Adding a nice pair of heels to your outfit will instantly elevate your appearance and make you appear more put together and honed. 

Just remember: your footwear choice can make or break your outfit. A great pair of stylish heels can make almost any dress look fantastic. It makes no difference whether you choose platform sandals, chunky heels, kitten heels, stiletto heels, or anything else. Put on a pair. Wear them with shorts, skinny jeans, dresses, skirts, and so on. Focus on choosing something that is comfortable and makes you look good.

6. Mix patterns and textures

Fortunately, the days of matching your shoes and handbags are long gone. Considering textures and prints is the new way to create a striking fashion statement. 

Therefore, begin with low-key textures like knits and leather and neutral patterns like stripes. Then add paisleys and sequins in small doses (like a tie, clutch, or scarf) until you figure out what works for you.

7. Accessorize

There are numerous gorgeous ways to jazz up a plain outfit. Simply adding some accessories to what you’re already wearing can make all the difference. Adding a chunky necklace, a scarf, or some large earrings, for instance, can instantly update your look.

Scarves will keep you warm and make you feel and look good. Jewelry can add interest to your outfit. To add a pop of color, try a statement bracelet, necklace, or earrings. Jewelry has always been one of the most remarkable ways to make any outfit look fabulous.

Just keep in mind that even a jeans-tee ensemble can look good when you add aesthetic accessories to the mix. So, experiment and have fun.

8. Cardigans are everything

Top those graphic tees in the back of your wardrobe with a granny cardigan and give them a second life. Look for one at a thrift store that looks like it knows its way around a cedar chest and pair it with loafers and cropped denim. You’ll instantly achieve an on-trend look without denting your credit card.


Hopefully, you’ve gathered some inspiration from these tips and are ready to examine your wardrobe with a brand-new perspective. Trying these hacks out will give you some new outfits without having to purchase new ones. After all, nothing feels better than a sassy and unique outfit that speaks a lot about your style.

Also, don’t hesitate to try new things. Channel a trench coat with a short skirt, a crew-neck T-shirt under a slip dress, stockings under a denim skirt, or anything that makes you feel good.

The results can be seriously sexy and playful.