With the increasing pressure to avoid repeating outfits, it's time to rethink our approach to styling. Fast fashion consumerism may offer a quick fix, but at Paguro, we believe in embracing the potential of our existing wardrobes. As fashion icon Oscar De La Renta once said, "A woman makes an outfit her own with accessories." Regardless of gender, accessorising is the key! Here, we present our favourite tips and tricks to help you remodel your clothes into completely new looks.
From simple pieces to bold and bright, use jewellery that you love. Transform your go-to blouse from daywear with our Conture Necklace and Earrings to nightwear with Ella Geometric Necklace and Earrings. And of course we also encourage using pieces you already own! Go beyond the traditional silver and golds, why not add a pop of colour with our Flamenco Earrings.
Don't limit scarves to winter – they're versatile for all seasons. Play with colourful or printed scarves to elevate your outfit. Wear them around your neck, in your hair, as a shawl, or even as a belt to cinch your attire. Scarf tops are making a comeback too, so get creative with tying your favourite scarf in new ways or as a skirt. You can also add a pop of print or colour by tying a scarf around your bag handle or the base of your hat.
The power that shoes can have on a look is no secret but we often overlook it when planning our outfits! Want to take a casual look and make it evening appropriate? You can make some simple shoe swaps and completely change your outfit! Take the classic Little Black Dress as an example. Style it with some flat shoes or trainers for a cute daytime shopping outfit! Swap out the trainers for a pair of sandals and it becomes perfect for a beach bar! Finally for a night out, pop on some heels or boots. For striking juxtaposition, pair your favourite delicate outfit with clunky military boots or your go-to jeans with strappy sandals.
There is something undeniably fashionable about sunglasses. Change your look entirely with a pair of cool shades. Experiment with different styles, frame shapes, and colours to achieve a unique aesthetic. Incorporate 1970s inspired big and bright sunglasses for a retro touch or opt for classic colours for a timeless appeal.
Another quick and easy way to alter your look. From an elegant touch with our Becca Bag to a practical yet chic Daffodil Backpack, your bag can take an outfit from night to day in an instant. Read about how to choose a sustainable and fashionable bag for any occasion here.
Don’t forget the power of layering. Undershirts can allow you to wear your summer clothes year-round while blazers and jackets alter the vibe from formal to streetwear. Layering is also practical for events such as concerts or festivals while still adding interest to the overall look.
You can completely switch up your favourite outfit by adding a belt! With a range of colours and styles available you can outfit repeat without looking the same. Change the silhouette of your favourite garments by adding a belt. For a conversation piece why not try our Recycled Motorbike Tyre Belt?
Makeup and hair
Makeup and hair are frequently overlooked but powerful tools to transform an outfit from day to night. If you enjoy wearing makeup, play around with a coloured lip or experiment with a new makeup look that matches your outfit. Don't forget to try different hairstyles and hair accessories to switch up your favourite outfits.
Tips and Tricks
There are numerous quick changes you can make to transform an outfit, such as tucking in or untucking a shirt. Don't hesitate to search for simple styling techniques online. There are countless hacks and tutorials available for numerous ways to style a single item of clothing.
Curobe Style Guides: If you're unsure where to start or need guidance tailored to your body shape, Curobe offers fantastic style guides. Explore their resources to find inspiration and helpful tips for creating stylish outfits. (You may even find some of my blogs there!)
Transforming the simple white tee and jeans
Let's take a look at how you can bring versatility to a simple outfit that we all own: a white t-shirt and jeans.
Daytime errands: Pair your favourite cardigan with some comfy trainers. Who said practical can’t be stylish? Elevate your look by rolling the bottoms of your jeans. Add a pair of sunglasses and your handy big bag like our Rika Tote Bag for an easy-going and fashionable ensemble.
Work (if your work allows jeans): Tuck in the t-shirt, unroll the jeans, and add a blazer for business chic. Tie the look together with our Slim Biker Belt and Ando Backpack. Match the colours of your accessories to look minimalist, refined, and put together.
Night out: Add your coolest jacket and a bright lipstick. Pair with our Belinda Necklace, Earrings and Bracelet for a statement.
Brunch: An open oversized shirt instantly transforms the outfit, add some elegant jewellery like our Donatello Earrings, and a pair of heels. You're all set for a stylish get-together with friends.
Festival: Festivals are the perfect excuse to play with colour and over-accessorise. Don't be afraid to experiment and layer different pieces. Our Coral Hoop Earrings make the perfect festival statement this summer. Pair with our Erin Belt Pouch on our Slim Championship Bicycle Belt to keep all your valuables safe.
Picnic: Comfy sliders to slip on and off are a must! Layer your favourite blouse over or under your t-shirt and put on a headband or a hair ribbon to lean into picnic chic Pinterest aesthetics. Our Cloud Necklace and Earrings are the perfect picnic accessory, and use our Squad Bag to carry all of your snacks and essentials.
Most importantly, remember there are no rules to fashion. Play and experiment with your outfits and accessories to discover new looks and ways of re-wearing items. Experimenting with accessories is particularly useful for travelling to make the most of each item of clothing you take; it is a very valuable process as we become more conscious about our shopping habits.
"If you love something, wear it all the time... Find things that suit you. That's how you look extraordinary."
– Vivienne Westwood