2. Add key pieces to make a simple outfit stand out. Accessorize with a scarf, hat, belt, bangle or even a fun pair of earrings that can add oomph to your shirt and jeans. Take the cue from my friend Charlene who worked it in a newsboy cap and hoops one day at school. You don't even have to shell out much for these accessories -- head to department stores for great bargains! Above is one of Ciara Marasigan-Serumgard's creations (feathers not included!) Check out her line of accessories, Ciara Creates.
3. Choose unique cuts on basic items of clothing. One example is a pair of denims. Instead of the usual plain capris, skinny or bootcut pairs, find jeans with different styles such as those with cuffed hems, cool stitching or more pockets. You can even get your jeans personalized (check out Defacto Industry) to ensure that your pair is truly one-of-a-kind. So even when you're just wearing a simple top, your bottoms will already carry your whole outfit.
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