Sunday, May 20, 2012

How to Dress up a Boring Tee

Stuck in a style rut? Me too!

If your job is running after a toddler all day, you have little motivation to dress up -- if you even have time to think about it.

However, all girlie girls know that feeling good involves looking good. Even a stay-at-home mom has to pretty up at times. We just need to make it as effortless as possible.


Here are three easy, effortless ways to spruce up boring tee and leggings.

** Note: these were taken when I was only six weeks pregnant. The belly is much rounder now :O)

Before

My everyday ensemble of plain tee, leggings and boots.

 

Glam it up with accessories


Sexy pumps make legs look long and lean.

Accessories always add fun and dressiness.

Just a few additions took good to great.


Add structure with a blazer


Button it up to look more formal.

An open blazer keeps it casual and fun.


Create layers with a card and scarf


Sometimes all you need are pieces of layering.


 How do you dress up a boring tee?

 


64 comments:

  1. I need a blazer is my life! And I love that belt!

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  2. These are all really great ways to dress up a t shirt and leggings!


    -Lisa
    The Lovely Memoir

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  3. I love the first glam up look you did. So creative it did transform. I typically do a scarf with any of my boring tees or accent my look with other things like accessories but I never thought about a belt! I think this is great post

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  4. I like to create different looks with the "tuck" of the shirt. Side tuck means relaxed and center tuck means prim etc. You could also on a pair of sunglasses or accessorize with bright makeup :D

    Love the blazer though; that's one of my go-tos!

    Yasmeen
    Castle Fashion

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  5. Great post hun. I love how you dressed up a simple shirt.

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  6. Great tips! I love adding a blazer to any outfit to give it a little extra ooph.

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  7. I love how you accessorized your outfit there, it definitely added pizazz to it!! Great tips :)

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  8. I Love to dress up a boring tee with Fabulous shoes, blazers and jewelry. These are great pics and outfits!

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  9. I usually stop at the Before picture when I am getting dressed ^^ so lazy... I like the first and second style the best :) Blazers are my weakness but I tend to get sick of them by the weekend since I wear them all week eheh

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  10. Great pics, I love the blazer look.

    xx http://camomeetscouture.blogspot.com/

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  11. aww lovely! I love the last one!
    Thanks for your visit my dear!
    xoxo

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  12. woww! now that's called dressing up!

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  13. I love the first assemble! Great style!

    FASHION CAT
    www.myfashioncat.com

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  14. wow !! layering and adding accessories makes such a huge difference !!! thanks for teaching me ... :)

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  15. Beautiful looks, darling!
    Especially loving the last one!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  16. I love the structured blazer look! It's so chic. Hey I know I'm really slow, haha, congrats pretty mum to your pregnancy!
    Fang Ting
    ftashion

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  17. What great ideas! I love dressing much a plain tee. They are so cheap, but the possibilities are endless. xo

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  18. Lovely ways! Congrats on being a mommomy to be!

    Ash :o)
    ftashion

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  19. Adore all three looks, totally transform a simple outfit into something extra sassy.

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  20. that's why i love basics !
    because you can dress them up :D

    GLISTERS AND BLISTERS

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  21. So gorgeous! Love all the different looks! The blazer looks so cute with the outfit! xo

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  22. I tend to wear somewhat plain, basic tops and then I dress them up with different jewelry and other accessories. It's a fun way to reinvent an outfit.

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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  23. Great ideas for jazzing up a basic tee. Love your blog and your style. I just discovered your blog, and I'll be following for sure.

    http://www.shannonhearts.blogspot.com/

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  24. Great remixes!
    Hope you're feeling better btw!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  25. awesome! really inspiring! :)
    http://spliffedcookies.blogspot.com/

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  26. i LOVE all your outfits with the tee! great ideas- i like to be comfy and forget i can be casual and still cute with some jewelry :)

    x Jordan
    - Boho Vanity -

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  27. Great job dressing it up!

    http://fashionroll.net

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  28. Thanks for the simple tips :)

    /MsSophie from Sweden
    http://blogg.improveme.se/mssophie

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  29. Gorgeous outfit, I love how you can dress up such a classic, simple outfit! xoxo, Veena

    http://seven-inch-stilettos.blogspot.com
    Twitter: @VeenaMcCoole

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  30. love how you transformed an ordinary outfit into something more funky!

    xo kerker
    The Ugly Moments

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  31. I love your transformations here! Very visually stimulating... hmm, I may have to adopt this creativity if you don't mind ;)

    Anyway, to dress up a tee I go for statement jewelry or a silk scarf and nice shoes :)

    http://preponderance-of-fashion.blogspot.com/

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  32. Love this!! My favorite is the first change!\

    <3Chelsea Elizabeth

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  33. such great, easy ways to dress up a simple tee! i love that these are tips that anyone can do with their closet :)


    http://dressedupallligators.blogspot.com/

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  35. This is such a great post, very cool! Good job sprucing up the tee!

    Seize the Styles

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  36. Lovely! I love the first one! ;)

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  37. it's all about the accessories. great styling job. as a SAHM, feeling great inside is important. and looking good is pretty effortlessly. you just have to know how. :)

    enjoy your wk!
    xoxo
    jasmine
    AdamAlexMommy

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  38. Wow I looked very pregnant at six weeks. You dont even look pregnant at six weeks. Anyway good job dressing up a basic tee.
    www.thoughtsofpaps.com

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  39. You have a very nice blog! I liked this post a lot! ♥

    Greetings from Finland,
    curiousnoora.blogspot.com

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  40. I love the different ways you styled this and you look really pretty in these photos too eventhough it's a casual post. I always try to dress up a basic tee with a blazer or a necklace. You got it right :)

    xoDale
    http://www.savvyspice.com/

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  41. I love the combination with a blazer - so simple and chic!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  42. You look great!!!

    http://sweetcherryblogger.blogspot.com.es/

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  43. Accessories and styling really do make all the difference. But I think you look fab with just a "boring" tee anyway :)

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  44. Beautiful outifits! ;)

    Follow me if follow you?

    Ila.
    http://morethingsaboutfashion.blogspot.it/

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  45. Wow..totally trying this soon! Such a transformation!! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
    -Jyoti
    Style-Delights Blog

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  46. I love the jewellery you wear and the blazer! I definitely agree with you, when I look good I feel better too :) xx

    www.almostdelightful.com

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  47. Beautiful! :)

    http://liberty-walk-sara.blogspot.com

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  48. i love the cardi and scarf look, totally transformed a boring tee:))

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  49. You look great!! These are awesome tips.

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  50. This is great - you really transformed that tee with just a few accesories! I rarely wear t-shirts, but when I do, it's usually to dress down a fancier skirt, rather than the other way around. I'm always overdressed - as you can probably guess, there are no toddlers at my house :)
    xox,
    Cee

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  51. Amazing job, those pumps are just killer and with that blazer...BANG! You look awesome!

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  52. Girlie, are you on Pinterest yet? I would love to follow a fashion board by you. You have asuch fashion flair!

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  53. I needed this post as it gave me structure to my organized chaos of a closest! Thank you! xo
    houseoftong.blogspot.com

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