What to Wear When You Don’t Know What to Wear

January 16, 2017

What to wear when you don’t know what to wear? I think this question is something all of us face from time to time. You know the feeling: standing in your closet staring at your clothes in frustration. As I mentioned in last week’s post, I have been shopping my closet more in this post-baby season of life. I did it during pregnancy too as it was a time when I had a more limited wardrobe. I’ve found myself pondering this question more and more. My answer?

What to Wear When You Don’t Know What to Wear

  1. Start with your favorite pair of jeans.
  2. Pair withย a casual, neutral top – Whether a sweater, tee, or blouse, pick a neutral color or stripe you’ve always loved. One of my favorite ways to do this is to go monochrome like I did today. If you’ve picked black jeans or grey jeans, select a black or grey top. If you’ve picked regular denim, consider a stripe or even a plaid. White denim pairs really well with chambray.
  3. Add an accessory – Opt for either a scarf or a great layer like a moto jacket (my go-to recently).
  4. Finish with your favorite shoe – I almost always pick a pair of ankle booties.

Outfits like these are never complicated but always chic and effortless. Out of all the things I post, these seem to be a reader favorite. Sometimes I think I need to make every outfit something really special and unique. While there is definitely a place for those combinations, the truth is this kind of look resonates with us all.

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What to Wear When You Don’t Know What to Wear

Jeans (sooo flattering & under $60!): Nordstrom // Scarf: Free People // Booties: Sam Edelman (on sale!) // Purse: Rebecca Minkoff // Similar Sweater here and hereย // Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

Other Examples

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  • Reply Hannah Cornish January 19, 2017 at 6:23 am

    Hmffff – this is literally me every day, haha! I love your outfits though, gorgeous scarves ๐Ÿ™‚


  • Reply Sarah Bell January 19, 2017 at 5:01 am

    This is me all the time! I usually do exactly what you suggested – can’t go wrong with your favorite pair of jeans! I just love your style – you make everything look so fabulous! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Sarah Bell
    Trendy & Tidy

  • Reply Jessica Woods January 19, 2017 at 2:45 am

    I’m obsessed with your scarf! x

    Jessica โ€” NinetyCo

  • Reply Bellissa Femaleadda January 19, 2017 at 12:43 am

    At that time i wear my favorite dress, usually i wear. Great tips you given here. I got new tricks now.

  • Reply Carylee January 18, 2017 at 10:16 pm

    Such great advice! I love when neutrals and pops of other favorites make the best outfits! Classic and effortless as usual!
    Carylee | http://morepiecesofme.com

  • Reply Not My Circus January 18, 2017 at 2:58 pm

    You are the best at layering- love this post! XX

  • Reply Suze @LuxuryColumnist January 18, 2017 at 3:40 am

    This happens to me all the time! Thanks for the tips, I agree that a well chosen accessory can really transform any outfit

    Suze | LuxuryColumnist

  • Reply Abril@The Color Palette January 17, 2017 at 10:49 pm

    that is exactly what I do every time I don;t know what to weat !!
    The Color Palette

  • Reply Isabel Robertson January 17, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    Great tips! I love your grey sweater!

    Bella x

  • Reply Molly Hogan January 17, 2017 at 6:06 pm

    Love this post! Always start with your favorite pair of jeans ๐Ÿ™‚


  • Reply Treats and Trends January 17, 2017 at 5:46 pm

    This is definitely my formula too! I always start with skinny jeans and booties. I also love your scarf!

    Treats and Trends

  • Reply Jessi January 17, 2017 at 5:05 pm

    This is such a great post love <3 There are always times when I'm in a fashion rut and just stand in my closet looking at all my clothes :// But these tips are a great way to get inspired!!

    XO, Jessi

  • Reply Face to Curls January 17, 2017 at 4:25 pm

    Great tips and all great outfits and beautiful looks. I love the idea of starting with your favorite pair of jeans and build around that.

    Ann-Marie | http://facetocurls.com

  • Reply Ruth January 17, 2017 at 4:17 pm

    Such great basic outfits! I love having pieces like this because it’s a no brainer when not knowing what to wear.


  • Reply Amy January 17, 2017 at 3:46 pm

    SO chic!! Always helps to have a go to uniform in your closet – I’m obsessed with that chunky knit!

    xx, Amy

  • Reply Dora Toubanaki January 17, 2017 at 3:45 pm

    i loved the tittle!
    Great tips!
    Dora http://www.BangsBang.com

  • Reply Izabela Nair January 17, 2017 at 3:19 pm

    I love the simplicity of this look. I’ve been shopping my wardrobe more this days as I imposed a shopping ban on myself. It’s amazing to re-discover the things you have had for ages.


  • Reply rezzieb January 17, 2017 at 3:07 pm

    nice looks!

  • Reply Lorena Lorena January 17, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    This formula totally works as the results are A+

  • Reply Carmen Jny (carmitive) January 17, 2017 at 2:46 pm

    This is definitely a very good post dear – well needed on those stressful days ๐Ÿ™‚ I love this look, such a cool scarf <3
    xx, Carmen – http://www.carmitive.com

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