As trends come and go, we usually find ourselves rummaging through our closet to figure out what works for a particular look we’re going for. Then, we end up shopping for new pieces that won’t last till the next round of trends.
While there’s an excessive amount of options you can choose from, you really only need a few pieces on heavy rotation to get you through any season. It’s just a matter of making the clothes work for you, not the other way around. With a tweak in styling, you could go from basic to fashion-forward.
Known for its iconic denim and other wardrobe essentials, GUESS’ latest wares not only tell the story of the brand’s denim heritage but also speak of it as a symbol of a young and adventurous lifestyle.
Here, we’ve chosen some key pieces and show you how to upgrade them just like fashion favorites Emily Ratajkowski, Rosie Huntington- Whiteley, Olivia Palermo, and more. Keep scrolling to see how you can quickly turn your basic go-tos into sophisticated style staples.
#1 Crop Top
You can easily elevate a casual crop shirt with a suit. Tame the usually sultry piece with loose trousers and an oversized blazer.
#2 White Tee
You can’t go wrong with a good ol’ white shirt. Simply pair it with black trousers and add a Parisian chic vibe with a neck scarf and your favorite sunnies.
#3 Blue Jeans
Nothing screams model-off-duty quite like jeans paired with a lived-in button-down shirt topped off with stilettos. Tip: Leave the back of your shirt untucked for a more effortless feel.
#4 Crewneck Sweater
Steer clear of the frumpy look and opt for a pair of culottes (or even a dressy skirt) and pointed-toe pumps.
#5 Striped shirt
Don’t be afraid to mix prints and go for punchy hues, but make sure to stick to a certain color palette to keep it classy. If you’re aiming for a borrowed-from-the-boys look, a men’s shirt should do the trick.
#6 Denim Jacket
Give your blue denim jacket a rest for a white one that’s an equally perennial style staple. Kick things up a notch with an all-white ensemble and badass boots for the win.
Product images courtesy of GUESS. All celebrity images from Pinterest.