Fashion,  General

How to Instantly Dress Up ANY Outfit

Fashion is one of those parts of life that you can really use to showcase your personality and unique taste. Some opt for a more casual look during the day, some opt for tailored and polished looks, and some like a combination of the two…the best part is, these are just some of the takes on casual, semi-formal and formal looks.

For those days that you are looking to dress up an outfit or change your look from daytime to evening, there are a few easy tricks you can use for that quick shift.

Here’s a simple guide how to can instantly dress up ANY outfit:

Maxi dress with heels in your bag

A maxi dress is one of the essential pieces to have in your wardrobe. With one piece you pretty much have an outfit pulled together and you look ready and fashionable for the day. Great brands like Twinset offers beautiful long dresses that you can choose from, and you can instantly dress them by bringing a pair of heels in your bag to change from flats to pumps.

Add a blazer 

A blazer can dress up just about any outfit, from jeans and a tee (or more elevated blouse), a dress, and a white or dark pair pants for a business casual look.

Having blazers of different materials makes it a lot easier to pair them with your outfits according to the season as well, such as adding a linen blazer into your rotation for the warm summer months. A linen blazer can elevate even the most casual looks, especially when added with a pair of heeled sandals.


Earrings add an intentional element to your outfit. You can wear a dainty or big pair for the day and go bold for the evening. Regardless of the earrings that you choose, this added piece to your outfit automatically dresses it up and shows you put in the extra effort!

It’s in the bag

You can dress up a simple casual look, such as casual jeans and tee, with a clutch or crossbody. Swap out your oversized day bag and pack only your essentials. A neutral, textured, and bright bag are all great options, and having a couple different options you can reach for will make elevating your outfits a lot easier depending on the rest of your look!

Pucker up

With one swipe, you can really elevate your look. Try out a red lipstick for the evening or nude lipstick for the day. With the red lipstick especially you can keep the rest of your look natural and minimal. Keep the focus on your lips! For your day look, a nude colour or a soft neutral will top off your look. It’s an ‘old beauty secret’ to never go out without your lipstick! I say a tinted lippie is fine for daytime, but a proper lipstick sure dresses up your outfit.

These things are all essentials you need in your closet, and you should consider investing in some of these things so that your pieces last and you’ll have them on-hand forever.



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  • Rosie Doal

    Some lovely tips here. I love changing the whole look of an outfit by just adding another item of clothing or an accessory x #GlobalBlogging

  • Shelley Whittaker

    Really love all of these ideas and totally agree with all of them. I haven’t been in a corporate office for a few years so haven’t been wearing a blazer, but I think I need to invest in a couple of new ones #AnythingGoes

  • Tracey Carr

    I couldn’t agree more. Accessories really finish off an outfit. I am a huge fan of the handbag especially. I recently treated myself to a new one for my birthday only now with the lockdown I can’t show it off! Like everything else right now, it will have to wait until normal life resumes again #globalblogging

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