Upgrade Your Basics For Some Unexpected Glam

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It's just as easy to add a hint of your personal style to a basic jeans and t-shirt outfit as it is to throw the two items on in the morning. Follow these simple steps and your wardrobe staples will be a little less basic in no time.

Choose the right pair of jeans.

It's so easy to go for a pair of skinny jeans but in order to spice up your style, you are going to have to go beyond those boundaries. Instead of skinnies, choose a trendier pair of jeans like kick flares or jeans with a fun stripe up the side of both legs -- maybe even a pair that's covered in sequins. Or overalls! The options are endless and so worth it.

Go for a graphic or printed tee.

With all the graphic tees that are on the market nowadays, you're practically guaranteed to find one that fits your personal style. You can also go for a patterned tee, which is an easy upgrade from your solid colored tee shirts. A camo print one with long sleeves so it's perfect for the chilly weather!

Accessorize the right way

Jeans and a t-shirt are just your base and they're the perfect platform to launch your personal style. How about adding a beaded bag for a little bohemian flare? Or a printed scarf and a structured bag if you want to make the ensemble a little more sophisticated?

Another look worth a try? Pair a graphic tee is with a bold crystal statement necklace because the grunginess of the T-shirt is completely thrown by the glamour of the necklace. The end result looks awesome.

Play around with your shoes

It's so easy to just add a pair of sneakers and be done with it. But why not rock those new statement shoes you haven't been brave enough to wear yet? An easygoing outfit is the perfect pairing for statement accessories, as it won't be competing with them. Try adding a pop of color or print with your shoes and your outfit will express your personal style a whole lot more.

Add color with your outerwear

The cold weather is the perfect time to experiment with something a little more colorful in outerwear. Red was seen on practically every runway for the fall and winter and would be the perfect pop of color to add to your jeans and tee and if you've been a little scared to try out the bold color trend, now's the perfect time! If your style is more subtle, try a pink sweater coat.

Source: collegefashion.net
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