The Easiest Formula for a Chic Look When You’re Feeling Uninspired

A trick I learned from Emily has made my morning outfit selections so much simpler.
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White oversized vintage linen button down (similar here), off-white AGOLDE Ren jeans, brown Birkenstocks.

White oversized vintage linen button down (similar here), off-white AGOLDE Ren jeans, brown Birkenstocks.

I know I'm not alone when I say that some mornings I look in my closet and feel completely uninspired. 

A few months ago, I noticed that Emily would often come to the office wearing a monochromatic look: she'd choose one color palette, stick with it for her clothes, then add a pop of another color with accessories or a bold lip. Whenever she wore these outfits I took note and realized that it was such an easy formula to recreate at home with the pieces I already own. I did a bit of experimenting and found that neutrals (white, black, grey, tan, and navy) are the easiest to throw together, but it also works well with similar shades of the same color.

After having this epiphany, I started implementing it as I got dressed in the morning and was significantly more satisfied with my outfit results. Here are a few of my favorite looks from my new approach:

Vintage nude dress (similar here), Mari Giudicelli mules (similar here), vintage black velvet bag (similar here)

Vintage nude dress (similar here), Mari Giudicelli mules (similar here), vintage black velvet bag (similar here)

Grey & Other Stories sweater (similar here), Club Monaco grey linen pants (similar here), Common Projects white sneakers

Grey & Other Stories sweater (similar here), Club Monaco grey linen pants (similar here), Common Projects white sneakers

Dusty rose Doën dress (similar here), tan Topshop platform sandals (similar here), bone Cult Gaia bag

Dusty rose Doën dress (similar here), tan Topshop platform sandals (similar here), bone Cult Gaia bag