5 Tips to Update Your Look

Spring is almost here and instead of purchasing new pieces, you can rework the pieces in your closet to give yourself a new look! After all .. new year, new you right? Read below for my 5 tips on how to update your look with the pieces you already have in your closet!

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TIP #1: Button your blouse all the way up

This tip may seem simple but it’s amazing how buttoning up the last few buttons to your blouse can instantly sharpen your look. You can easily achieve an incredibly chic and sophisticated look by using this tip! Pair it with leather pants and black stilettos for a power outfit!

Blouse: Finders Keepers | Pants: Lovers + Friends (Similar one HERE) | Shoes: BCBG (Similar one HERE) | Clutch: Jill Milan (Similar one HERE)

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TIP #2: Add a belt to your blazer

Cinching your blazer at the waist can create a more feminine shape. This tip can pull your look together instantly!

Blazer: Blaque Label | Dress: Daily Look | Belt: BCBG (Similar one HERE) | Shoes: BCBG (Similar one HERE) | Bag: CHC

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TIP #3: Add a pencil skirt to your sweater

Adding a fitted skirt to a cozy sweater can turn a casual piece into a sophisticated and elegant look. I especially love this skirt because the sheer cut hemline!

Turtleneck Sweater: Inhabit (Similar one HERE) | Skirt: Bless’ed Are The Meek (Similar one HERE) | Shoes: Chelsea Paris (Similar one HERE)

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Tip #4: Add a boxed vest to a casual outfit

Adding a structured vest to a casual outfit can instantly sharpen up your lines and add a strong element to your outfit.

Vest: BLQ BASIQ |Top: Zadig & Voltaire (Similar one HERE)| Pants: Zadig & Voltaire (Similar one HERE) | Shoes: BCBG (Similar one HERE) |Clutch: Jill Milan



Tip #5: Add a belt to your sweater dress

When in doubt.. belt it! Unless your sweater dress is fitted, a loose sweater dress can look very casual and boxy. We’re adding a skinny belt here to tighten up the silhouette line and to create a more preppy and put-together look!

Sweater Dress: Karen Zambos | Blouse: Lord & Taylor| Belt: Daily Look| Bag: CHC  | Shoes: Zara (Similar one HERE)


Photography : Karen Rosalie

Model : Rachele Schank

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  • Lesia says:

    Really useful solutions! All I gotta do now is spice up my wardrobe with more waist belts 😉

  • stephanie says:

    Thank you for the tips 🙂 It is so helpful

  • melissa says:

    Great advice Chriselle!

  • Carol says:

    Love the tips! Hope Chloe is doing well! x


  • Maggie says:

    Everything is so chic here! I saw on the runways this year that Spring has a lot of grayscale looks and I’m really loving it!

    Maggie S.

  • Eden says:

    Great tips, love the pencil skirt under the sweater trend!

  • Bethany Rose says:

    All the tips are very helpful. And of course the looks are all ultra chic!

  • Could not live without belts, they can instantly elevate an outfit to a whole new level!

  • BEv says:

    love the idea about buttoning up the blouse all the way up. Totally gives a more polished sophisticated look!

  • Great tips! A belt always adds a definition to the waist and stylish touch to an outfit!:-)
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  • Liz says:

    great tips! hows baby chloe?

  • Jeanne says:

    I love these tips!

  • Diana says:

    Love the belted blazer look.

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  • Vivian says:

    Belting a blazer gives instant tailored chic!



  • Rachel says:

    Great Tips Chriselle! Office wear can sometimes become so routine. These ideas help add shape and flare.

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