Hey hey hey!
I hope you’re doing well! It’s been a while since I last wrote a fashion related post just for kicks. Seriously, it’s been ages since I’ve been on here to really share what I’M truly passionate about, other than the Zanzibar post of course! I’ve been feeling a little lost with what I want to really achieve with this space and I’m starting to recover what this blog is all about. With that being said, look forward to some new content coming your way inshallah! And as always, you can catch me on YouTube (I actually have some lookbooks up there!!!) and on Instagram (I post on the daily, you already know) *shameless self promo* hehe.
ALRIGHT, class in session. The NUMBER 1 QUESTION I get asked, and I am not exaggerating in the slightest is: How do I always have new outfits or How do I always create new outfit combinations? People think I have 896,042,135,785 articles of clothing that I sift through to come up with outfits for events and shoots. Now, as much as I wish that was true, or slightly true, it is most definitely not! I don’t go shopping 24/7. I’ve actually barely gone shopping this year, after my primark excursion in May because, well, PRIMARK. It’s actually come to a point where my Mom is *pleading* with me to buy new clothes! I know, who would have thought that day would come.
I just had an event this past Sunday to attend, the Fall Fashion Forward event. I had no idea what I was going to wear and actually did not even stress/think about it much during the days leading up to Sunday. 15 minutes before I had to leave, I put something together and it actually worked. Like, really well, alhamdulillah!
So I thought I’d share my perfect, go-to, foolproof outfit combination that never fails me and will give a new look each time! I guess I never realized how much I rely on this outfit combination, but I quickly recognized it all throughout my IG feed. That’s when you know it’s definitely a thing.
Here it is:
Vest/Cardigan + Blouse/Top + Trousers = PERFECT OUTFIT
It’s honestly JUST that simple. And I’m going to show you the MANY times I’ve used this equation. Who knew math would come into fashion?!
HONESTLY, these are LIFESAVERS!! A flowy cardigan or vest is the easiest thing to style and will add that extra touch to any outfit. Plus, they provide an additional level of modesty – so you can literally never go wrong with these! Definitely a wardrobe staple!
Wear what you like and how you like it! This is where you can get fun and where the change for your outfits will occur. The other two pieces of the equation are more classic staple items, but this is probably where you get the ‘newness’ of your outfit. If you’re wearing a vest, your top can show off some dramatic sleeves or quirky pattern. If your look has a cardigan, you can make use of those super cute but not long-sleeved tops that we all get and try to make more modest hehe.
I sometimes tuck in my longer tops (another way to get more functional use out of them) or I wear a crop top if I’m wearing looser bottoms.
Last but not least, the trouser! I’ve totally been into more trousers and pants than jeans lately. Now, don’t get me wrong, I love a good denim, but I also find that trousers can be 1) super comfy, 2) very modest, and 3) make you look so put together (I’m really here for this last one, let’s be real).
Lately, I’ve been finding myself look for some nice-fitting and loose trousers when I’m out shopping/browsing. It just makes life a whole lot easier.
Enough of me talking, let’s see this equation into action! Here is the plethora of IG ootds that I’ve shared using this combination:
I really hope this post was helpful to you and inspires you to look within your own wardrobe to create some new looks! If you’d like me to do a follow-up post with my current favourites and some options for where to get these pieces, then please please let me know. Either comment on this post or send me a message on IG, I swear I reply to my DMs 😉
Thank you so much as always, and catch you on the next post!
🎀~Where Style and Modesty Save the Day!~🎀