How many times have you exasperatedly said “I have nothing to wear” when in fact, you have a closet full of options? Same. Sometimes all it takes is some ace styling perspective (and maybe a thoughtful wardrobe purchase here or there) to totally shake up your approach. Read on for seven novel outfit ideas, ones that’ll have you looking forward to getting dressed again.

Warm-Weather Knits + Frothy Finery


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While the weather still decides whether it’s sticking to winter or surrendering to spring, this look lets you have the best of both worlds. Make use of your between-season knits (i.e. sleeveless and non-neutral-hued) by pairing them with your gauziest slip skirt or dress. Throw on your strappiest kitten heels and it’s got date night written all over it.

Boardroom Business + Summer Whites


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Two totally different vibes, one complete look. The first part, crisp and clean summer whites, sets the easy-breezy tone for the outfit. Then 9-to-5 essentials, like a menswear blazer and button-up blouse, bring a bit of overall polish. The key to merging these decided opposites is by delicately levelling the volume — equal parts form-fitted and baggy — throughout.

Oversized Polo + Butter-Yellow Mini


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A little boarding school chic, anyone? The star is a butter-coloured mini — a shade even the most yellow averse can get behind — that serves as an effortless, spring-ready equivalent to your trusted midi skirt. A preppy-but-unfussy polo, white boots and, may we suggest, a low bun, are the contemporary counterparts needed to turn it low-key posh.

Moto Jacket + Cargo Pants


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Like it or not, those cargo pants you proudly wore in middle school are back. Want to make it feel current, not like you’re attempting Y2K 2.0? Couple it up with a cropped moto jacket, all zipped and belted. The outerwear staple does double duty as a statement top, especially when it’s balanced out with an equally tough pair of leather booties.

Black Tube Top + Patterned Pants

Simple but oh-so effective. The best way to make a black tube top sing is with a zany pair of pants. Look for something standout (we love this red-on-white checkerboard print, but florals or snakeskin will also have a similar effect) and small details that bring it all together: a split-hem feature, neutral accessories and a dottings of gold jewelry.

Crochet Cardigan + Belted Jeans


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Classic blue jeans and a white tee — nothing special, right? Wrong. Layering in a couple considered extras takes it to a new level. Start with a cool crochet cardigan (bonus points for a tie-front closure, which delivers another dimension of texture), then cinch your denim with a leather belt. The result is put-together perfection.

Watercolour Mesh + Candy Rings


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A mesh dress is this season’s style given, but we’re particularly keen on the far out watercolour treatment this one’s got. Wear it with a swimsuit or your medium-coverage underthings then add a stack of pastel candy rings — we mean pile ‘em on, pile ‘em allll on. This look is proof that going extra in the clothing and accessories departments can pay off.

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