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The 7 building blocks to a great outfit by Dr Kiruba Devi, Head category and sourcing, Zivame


Tired of staring at your closet for hours, wondering how to put together a killer outfit? Or had a moment when you couldn’t style that dreamy top like your favorite influencer? Or more recently when you were exuding main character energy but didn’t know what to wear? We may not be Bob the Builder, but we can definitely help you build a great outfit!

From mixing patterns to killer accessories and everything in between, here’s the tea on all the tricks you need to know. Get the inside scoop on the 7 building blocks to a great outfit that will make you feel like a style icon. Don’t stop, just scroll!

1. Colors & Patterns

Colors and patterns are the spices that bring your outfit to life. Experiment with warm & cool hues that complement your skin tone and make you feel vibrant. Warm colors, such as red, orange, and yellow, tend to energize and add warmth to an outfit whereas cool colors, such as blue, green, and purple, create a calming effect. Pairing warm and cool colors together can create a visually appealing contrast. Don’t shy away from mixing patterns either! Stripes, florals, polka dots — have fun and let your personality shine through your outfit.

2. Fabrics

Pay attention to the fabrics that you choose to add depth and texture to your ensemble. Play with crochet, sequins, fuzzy sweaters, and other fabrics. Mixing different textures adds visual interest to your outfit and takes it from ordinary to extraordinary.

3. Shoes

Let’s talk about everyone’s favorite topic: shoes! Seriously, no outfit is truly complete without the perfect pair of kicks. So, here’s the deal — a capsule shoe wardrobe is where it’s at. Start with versatile shoe types like kitten heels, nude pumps, comfortable flats, trendy sneakers, and classic loafers. Get ready to conquer the world, one fabulous step at a time!

4. Accessories

The icing on the cake? Definitely! Even the simplest outfit can be elevated by accessories. Mix and match statement necklaces or layer all your minimal ones, bold earrings, stylish belts, and trendy hats to add personality and flair. The right accessories can transform a basic outfit into a head-turner.

5. Layers

As they say, It’s all about the layers! Put on a denim jacket or a blazer, and bam! Instant coolness upgrade. Warmth and fashion? Check and check! So the next time you’re feeling dressy, remember to layer up and let your outfit shine with some awesome outerwear. You’ll be feeling fabulous in no time!

6. Confidence

The most important building block of a great outfit is confidence. No matter how fabulous your clothes are, if you don’t feel confident wearing them, it will show. Stand tall, embrace your unique style, and rock your outfit with pride. Remember, confidence is the key to making any outfit look effortlessly chic.

7. The Right Fit

Before you even start putting together your outfit, it’s essential to have the right foundation. It goes without saying that well-fitting bras or briefs can make a big difference to your outfit. For someone who cannot find the right lingerie fit and outfit, a tailor is your wardrobe MVP. It takes some time, but it’s definitely worth it. When your clothes fit you perfectly, you’ll feel like a million bucks.

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