How to Amp Up Your Basics with Old Navy

January 11, 2016

It’s no secret that I practically live in basics. So it’s a no brainer that I get a good majority of my wardrobe form Old Navy. They truly have the best basics to stock up on. Everything from jeans, to button-ups, to tees. I don’t think I’ve ever walked out of the store empty-handed, and I’ve I almost never buy anything full price – you can’t beat their sales and clearance section. So how do you amp up your basics with Old Navy items? Get creative and add outside elements to make each piece look different or higher end!

Take this button-up for instance. I could have just worn it by itself with any pair of jeans. And while you can never go wrong with keeping things simple, by simply tucking this shirt in to a pair of high-waisted jeans and adding a bow, you’ve created an entirely different shirt. Easy peezy, right?

I also completely changed the style of this coat by removing the belt loops all together, taking off the sash and wearing it open and draped versus wrapped. The end result? A completely different style of coat that looks much higher end. I read reviews of this coat on the Old Navy site and couldn’t believe how many people give it 2-3 stars because it looked like a “bath robe”. Such a quick and easy change and you’ve transformed this affordable coat to look so much better! You’d be amazed what you can do with your wardrobe staples when you think outside the box and add (or remove) simple elements.

bow-tied-old-navy-winter-style-pretty-petals bow-tied-old-navy-winter-style-pretty-petals bow-tied-old-navy-winter-style-pretty-petals bow-tied-old-navy-winter-style-pretty-petals pretty-petals-5824 Top: Old Navy Boyfriend Pocket Shirt | Bow: ASOS Long Skinny Tie | Coat: Old Navy Belted Wool-Blend Wrap Coat (On major sale! Also love this + this) | Jeans: Old Navy High Rise Rockstar Distressed Jeans (under $30!)  | Boots: Louise Et Cie (similar here + craving these) | Bag: Street Level Faux Leather Pocket Tote | Sunglasses: Céline 41050

Photos by Stephanie Drenka.

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