Whether or not you’ve been living in sweats during this pandemic like many of us, we’re sure you’ve had your fair share of lazy days when you can’t help but throw on comfy clothes and not bother styling them at all. Well, newsflash: You can get away with being lazy while still looking chic. Filipina YouTuber Nava Rose, shows us 10 foolproof tips to making chill outfits appear elevated. Turns out, it’s a matter of selecting the right “lazy” pieces and layering them strategically!
Check out these 10 ways to make your lazy outfits look stylish:
1. Go for monochromes.
The uniformity of monochromes make any outfit look more put-together, so if you’re tempted to head out in sweats, Nava suggests going for a monochromatic set. Plus points if it comes in a cool color! To effortlessly elevate it, put on your favorite pair of chunky white sneakers or any statement pair. This will lend a streetwear vibe that will make it more fashown.
2. Match colors.
If you have only little energy to put some thought into your outfit, the easiest way is to match colors. “I feel like when people match colors in their outfits, it makes it look like they tried that much harder,” Nava says. It’s as simple as sticking to one color for your bottoms, shoes, and bag. When in doubt, black and white is the way to go.
3. Invest in quality basic pieces.
Ever wondered how people get away with the most basic outfits yet still look chic? Their secret is investing in quality pieces. Nava shares that she reaches for her slightly pricier basics more often than the ones she purchases from fast fashion stores, precisely because the quality makes all the difference. For example, you can be in just cycling shorts and a hoodie, but if your hoodie is misshapen or not well-made, that can make or break your outfit.
4. Switch out one “cozy” piece for something more statement-making.
We all have that one jacket that makes any outfit look a little cooler, be it a denim jacket, a leather jacket, or a bomber jacket. And chances are, you reach for that item even when you’re not thinking about it. That said, that piece can work to your advantage. Consider putting it on the next time you’re in comfy, lounge-like pieces like sweats, cycling shorts, or tank tops. It will give your outfit an edge!
5. Throw in another piece.
Nava Rose swears by the “vest” hack when making her outfits appear more thought out. However, the same rule can be applied even though you aren’t intro streetwear like her. For example, if your style is simple and classic, you can dress up a white tee and jeans with a sleeveless blazer, a suit jacket, or a longline cardigan. That third piece will make a huge difference!
6. Wear your oversized pieces as a shirt or a dress.
Nothing spells comfort like an oversized piece, but there’s the possibility of looking frumpy if you don’t style it right. One way to turn your oversized top around (whether it’s a shirt, a button-down, or a sweater) is by wearing it as a dress, which you can easily get away with by cinching the waist. Nava goes for harnesses but a good old chunky belt will work just as fine.
7. Try something cropped.
Depending on the bottoms, sometimes opting for a cropped top, be it a T-shirt, a cardigan, or a hoodie, can instantly make your outfit look fresh and current. And it doesn’t require much adornment, too. Just put on that cropped pullover sweater, slip into cycling shorts, and call it a day. You’ll look like a model off duty!
8. You can never go wrong with jeans.
No matter what your go-to lazy shirt is, it will always look good with jeans. It’s one of the tenets of fashion! Although a classic pair is good enough, you’ll look even better when it has modern details, like a frayed hemline, stonewash areas, or distressed details.
9. Throw on jewelry.
It’s no secret that accessories can transform an outfit, so it’s definitely something you shouldn’t overlook—no matter how lazy you are. You don’t need to add a ton of necklaces or stack bracelets. Sometimes, even a simple medallion necklace can work wonders—and come on, putting it on will only take 20 seconds tops!
10. Switch out your pants for a cozy skirt.
Contrasting details are the makings of an interesting outfit. So, if you want to enliven your favorite sweatshirt or oversized tee, consider nixing the sweatpants in favor of a skirt instead. It’s one of Nava Rose’s go-to lazy formulas because it adds more feminine spunk to her look! It’s a refreshing tip to consider if you’re into streetwear.
Watch Nava Rose’s full video below: