Some of the hallmarks of a good wardrobe are its versatility, variety and adaptability. Don’t worry; all this doesn’t require you to have a wardrobe of Hamletian proportions or to spend a fortune to build your wardrobe. All that is needed is some creativity, common sense and a penchant for ‘mix and match’ when you buy your clothing. The extent to which you can mix and match depends on the interchangeability of the various pieces of your clothing. So what this essentially means is that you need to plan your wardrobe in advance.
Mixing and matching allows you to wear different and exciting looks even when you have a small or limited wardrobe. It allows you the most optimum use of your clothes and accessories. With imaginative mixing and matching you can make even the ordinary clothes look exciting and thus stand out in a crowd. It lets you express and stamp your individuality and your style in an emphatic fashion.
A pair of jeans is perhaps one of the most versatile pieces of clothing. A blue denim jean with a white shirt and black blazer creates the formal look, whereas the same jeans with a satin green camisole creates a great night out look. The little black dress is another wonderful versatile must-have in your wardrobe. E.g. a little black dress with jacket is great as office wear. Now, take of the jacket, add a pair of dangling ear rings, some red lipstick and sexy stilettos et voila you are ready for the evening! A just above the knees skirt with a pair of flats might be a good idea for office. Now replace the flats with high heeled knee length leather boots, you will notice the transformation. A knee length dress layered over a white shirt and pair of black tights and booties gives you that chic look. Now, strip off everything except the dress it self, then add a long necklace, a pair of high heels and you are ready to bowl your date over!
But please be careful with mixing and matching bright colors, you don’t want end up being tackily dressed. Beware of mixing too many colors in the same outfit. That’s not eye pleasing. Avoid repeating the same top on daily basis when you have to meet the same people everyday; e.g. that would be the case in an office setting. As explained earlier, the top gets noticed more than the bottom. mixing and matching with some creativity and loads of common sense can multiply your dressing options by manifold without having to buy more clothes.