How many times have you opened your closet in the morning only to think that you've got nothing to wear? (You've got tons to wear, actually--you just can't seem to mix them up at the moment). We definitely feel you, so to help you through this rut, we've devised five foolproof fixes to go by:
1. Instead of jeans, wear trousers.
The impact of a pair of trousers versus your trusty denims is instant polish. A neat, straight cut on a casual errand day spells easy elegance, while wearing them with more laidback separates—swap your usual button-down for a plain tee—makes for a cool way to hit the office. Win-win!
2. Go head-to-toe black.
You've heard this before, but you really, really can't go wrong. It's an old rule, so shake it up with new shapes: a textured fabric, an interesting pair of shoes. Try to shy away from the basics because black in itself is the perfect backdrop for experimentation, and you'll end up with just the right cocktail of safe and adventurous.
3. On that note, you can also do monochrome!
Any color is a power color when played right, and monochrome is a surefire way to look effortlessly cohesive. Don't be afraid of big, bold brights, but know that softer, ice cream-inspired pastels are classic picks, too.
4. Choose your outerwear wisely.
It really depends on the weather, but don't be afraid of interesting patterns or cuts for your outwear. It can enhance an entire outfit in an instant!
5. Treat the wrap dress like your new LBD.
Give your fave slip a rest because this ultra-flattering frock is here to work hard. When in doubt, have one at the ready!
This story originally appeared on Preview.ph.
* Minor edits have been made by the Femalenetwork.com editors.