Nearly everyone knows someone who is just effortlessly cool. Even if you don’t have that friend who always looks amazing no matter what they throw on, you know the celebrities who have the ‘effortlessly cool’ look down to a fine art. Why is it that so many of us can’t manage to recreate this look in our own style? The answer is probably that we’re trying too hard in the first place. What these celebs understand is that less is more, simplicity is effective, and a few key wardrobe pieces are enough to complete a cool and stylish look.
Here are five essential pieces to add to your wardrobe for that elusive “cool” style.
- Plain Black or White Tee
We all know the feeling of standing in front of a closet which, although bursting with clothes, doesn’t seem to contain anything we can actually wear. The answer to this age-old problem is simple: keep it simple. A plain tee in either black or white will go with any jacket, pants or shoes and can be easily made more interesting with an accessory such as a scarf or necklace. The best part? They’re incredibly comfortable and look great on everyone.
- Tailored Pants
The best tip for finding your cool pants is to find the best fit you can. They can be jeans or other styles of pants, but the most important thing is that they should look like they were designed just for you. Don’t be afraid to spend a bit more on a pair of versatile pants as you’ll want to get a lot of wear out of them.
- Leather Jacket
A black leather jacket can turn even the simplest outfit into a cool fashion statement from plain tees and jeans to a summer dress. Choose a fit which flatters your figure and steer clear of bright colors which will limit the clothes you can wear with it. Black is a classic for a reason. The brand new range of outerwear from JACK1T is worth a look when you’re searching for a leather jacket or other outerwear items.
- Ankle Boots
Ankle boots are a comfortable and classy addition to any outfit whether you’re wearing pants, a dress, or a skirt. They look effortlessly cool while giving you a bit of extra height, which for most of us can only be a good thing. There are some great styles online right now.
- Make a Statement with an Accessory
While the foundations of your coolwardrobe should be versatile and simple, there’s no reason why you can’t make a statement with your accessories. The key is not to overdo it, so choose one or two items such as a bag, scarf, necklace, earrings, or whatever you prefer and express your individuality through it. It’s a subtle and classy way to show your personality without seeming like you’re trying too hard to be different, which as we know is pretty much the opposite of looking cool.