5 ways to wear

5 ways to wear a button down shirt

A classic button down shirt is a wardrobe staple. Boyfriend style or fitted, it can be worn anywhere and styled to accommodate any personality.

1. Meghan - Understated and stylishly simple, pairing a button down with jeans or a simple trousers is a classic look that will always work. The recycled leather bag is a classic style that would be worn well with any look. Available from PaperThinks
 

2. J. Law - A little bit of boho flair makes this look charming and approachable. We recommend a fitted shirt with a  tuck or half tuck of the shirt to keep the volume slimmer. These wool culottes sold by Cooperativa are an easy item to style and make a good canvas to build a variety of looks.
 

3. Poppy - Bright contrasting colors are an immediate pick me up and attention-getter. 2forjoy has a selection of fantastic sustainable wardrobe building items including full skirts. 
 

4. Gal - A pencil skirt is another wardrobe staple and pairing these two basics with some metallic shoes and accessories elevates the look from basic to breathtaking. This Sseko cow horn bangle is a stylish decoration for the arm. 
 

5. Kristen - Earth tones and nature inspired accessories make are what make this look so down-to-earth, without sacrificing style. The suede skirt is by R. M. Williams, a specialty boot maker from Down Under. 

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5 ways to wear bright pants

Brightly coloured trousers are easy to work into a versatile wardrobe. Here are some fun ways to style them.  

1. Midwest  Comfortable and casual but still stylish. A sweatshirt can get dressed up with the right accessories. This Claire V. clutch is a perfect compliment. 

2. Southeast  I'm not normally a fan of printed t-shirts but an occasional positive message works for a busy day outfit. Recycled and recyclable vegan flats from Rothys add a little but of edge to this look.

3. Northeast   This FAIR+true blouse is a delightful take on a button down. It'll dress up any look.

4. Northwest   A open cardigan is a wardrobe staple that works as an added layer for any look. Matt&Nat's vegan bags are a classic accompaniment. 

5. Southeast  Easy, breezy, a white tunic top is another wardrobe staple that works with so many looks. A pair of long necklaces like these from Baroni designs put some polish on this casual ensemble.

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5 ways to wear a knit skirt

Knit skirt? Yes, please!

1. A Little Bit of Country A white t-shirt is always the answer, regardless of the question. Adding some ankle boots make for a casual look that is comfortable too. 

2. Japanoise  This kimono influenced jacket would look great over skirt. Add a belt and some knee high boots to up the wow factor. 

3. A Little Bit of Rock n'Roll  A shimmery blazer can work with a huge variety of looks, from a good pair of jeans to a tight knit skirt. The added sparkle means this look works just as well for the office as it does for a night out. 

4. Classic  Basic hues and clean lines don't need to be boring. Use some fum accessories to up the fun factor on basic pieces. 

5. EDM (Essential Design in Metallic)  All that glitters may not be gold but adding a little gold to your look can certainly make you look glorious. 

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5 ways to wear an off the shoulder top

Not sure what else to do with that top? Here are some ideas that will take you from end of summer into fall. 

1. North East

Perfect for those evenings on the East Coast beaches that are starting to cool off. Floaty culottes keep the summer feeling while a scarf add an extra layer of warmth and style. 

2. Pacific Northwest

A great look for going from the coffee shop to the farmer's market. 

3. SoCali

Summery shorts are a great match for this top, especially when paired with some glittering accessories that help you express your inner diva. 

4. South of the Border

No better way yo keep those summer feelings flowing than to embrace colour, and lots of it!

5. Midwest

Simple but not boring, this look includes a collection of some staple pieces that will be a slow-fashion closet's best friends. 


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5 ways to wear a printed skirt

Every week, ToLoveStyle brings you style inspiration on how to wear wardrobe basics. We believe that versatility is the key to a functional, healthy, sustainable wardrobe. We hope the 5 ways to wear series can help inspire new combinations. As a subscription service, TLS will create personalized looks for you with the clothes that are already in your closet. 

1. Matchy-Matcy It is never the wrong answer to pair matching separates. It looks sophisticated, coordinated, and totally boss. Just make sure not to let the accessories get too busy. 

2. Simplicity Rules A simple white shirt should be the staple of every wardrobe. Dressing it up with glimmering bright compliments elevates the look from 'Plain Jane' to 'Doin' It Diva'.

3. Pretty Preppy A color block cardigan will always give off a little NE vibe but partnered with a printed skirt, it tells an entirely different story. 

4. Colder Shoulder The trend doesn't seem to be going any where so why not liven it up with some creative colour? 

5. Regal Ruffles When this look walks into any room, everyone will be ready to pay close attention to the goddess drifting into their vision. 


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5 ways to wear a summer print

1. The Isolde - Colourful, functional, and fun. This look combines contrasting colours to make a flirtatious ensemble that works well for a desk to dinner look. 

2. The Calliope - Feminine, classic, and versatile. Adding neutral accessories keeps the dress the main focal point of the look, whether you are wearing it to a party, date or just for shopping. 

3. TheJuno - Layered, bold, and unconventional. That old rule that you can't belt a sweater, that one is out. Throw on a cardigan, add a belt or sash for silhouette enhancing and sashay your way through the day. 

4. The Oya - Simple, easy, and practical. On a hot summer day, nothing could be easier than throwing on a dress and very little else. 

5. The Lorelei - Unpredictable, original, and fetching. A short dress over jeans is a great way to transition the pieces when the temperatures fall. 

5 ways to wear B&W

1.  50/50 Print

Black and White doesn't need to mean basic. Simple prints work well to add some spice to a wardrobe.

2.  Mostly white

Forget about the LBD, a LWD is equally functional and looks great as the base for a B&W ensemble.

3.  Stripes

Classic and always in style, simple stripes are a staple for adding a little visual interest into a look.

4.  80/20 Print

Instead of all black, a splash of a white infuses a bit of freshness into the look.

5. Mostly black

Pairing a black outfit with white accents makes the accessories pop even more.

5 ways to wear a graphic print

1 - Baby Shower

Monochromatic accessories let the print shine and you focus on the fun.

2 - Work

Tights and boots not only add warmth but make the dress transition to a more office appropriate style so you can get down to the business at hand.

3- Beach Party

Matching a vivid print with a natural straw bag and sandals makes is ready for any outdoor activity at the beach, the park, or a picnic.

4 - Gallery Opening

Metallic accessories add a bit of pizzazz so the art won't be the only thing people appreciate.

5- Brunch

Neutrals make a great accompaniment to a visually interesting print for a fun get-together where style is on the menu.

5 ways to wear stripes

1. Vertical

You don't need us to tell you that vertical stripes are slimming and elongating.

2. Colorful

No reason keep to only a few colors with your stripes. Something bold can make a cheerful statement.

3. Every which way

Using stripes in a variety of directions creates a fantastic silhouette and lots of swing.

4. Bright

Simple stripes are most often seen in black or navy. These bright stripes are anything but basic.

5. Multiple width

Wide bands of color mixed with well spaced stripes make for great style in this dress.

5 ways to wear a bold hat

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1. Movie Heroine

This look has a vintage feel like something that an old school movie star would wear for a night on the town.

2. Trend Setter

A major sleeve and some simple accessories are the perfect accompaniment for a statement hat.

3. Boho Babe

A pair of wide leg pants in a neutral color are a fantastic compliment to a boldly colored hat.

4. Denim Diva

Since jeans go with everything, they make the perfect compliment for a bold head piece.

5. Office Hottie

Hats might not be appropriate office attire but they can certainly be a great piece to help transition to an after work ensemble with ease.

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5 ways to wear a sweatshirt

Now that sweatshirts are officially allowed out of the house, here are 5 fab ways to wear yours to any event on your calendar.

1. Rock & Roll

A bum-covering sweatshirt is great paired with leggings & some fun boots. Of course you'll need the requisite moto jacket to finish the look.

2. Pop

Confetti pattern pants and a confetti necklace would be the perfect pep to get that sweatshirt concert ready. After all, a statement necklace changes everything!

3. Folk

Layering a sweatshirt over a summer maxi dress will instantly add more seasonal life to the dress. A little sparkle with some comfy shoes makes an appropriate look for any casual occasion.

4. Jazz

Shimmer and a sweatshirt? Why not! In this you'll look swanky enough to get into the club and still comfortable enough to sway to the beat.

5. Country

Laid back, low key, ready for the road, and with a  story to tell. This story is to be narrated by the accessories.

5 ways to wear a maxi skirt

1. Air Goddess - Theia (Greek)

The feathers, leaves, and image of a dream catcher in this look lend to an airy, light feeling. Perfect for a casual day of walking and admiring the wonders of nature.

2. Water Goddess - Sedna (Inuit)

The flow of a cowl neck partnered with the drape of a jersey maxi are reminiscent of soft waves lapping at the shore line. It'll be easy to feel graceful, steady, and clam in this look.

3. Metal Goddess - Arianrhod (Celtic)

Silver and grey are a fantastic compliment in this metallic inflected look. It's ready from everything from drinks to brunch to a springtime stroll.

4. Earth Goddess - Kuan Yin (Buddhist)

With all the colours of spring bursting forth from this ensemble, it'd be easy to embrace the inner goddess in all of us.

5. Fire Goddess - Hestia (Greek)

This fire is white hot! The sparks fly in the accents of silver jewelry and beads down the blouse. Great for a desk to dinner type of day.