“I have nothing to wear!”  is the scream you hear from women of all walks of life …All while steering at a closet full of clothes.
It’s words we all, said at least, hmmm, a million times if we are honest. Ok, that was a bit of an exaggeration. But you know what I mean.

It’s not that you don’t have clothes, it’s that you don’t know how to put it all together.

At the end of this blog, you will have three pretty easy outfit formulas for getting dress more efficiently.

These outfits formula works for just about any occasion, from casual drinks with friends to your next business meeting.

Formula # 1 Basic on Basic on Basic

Sounds pretty simple right?! Fun fact, it’s all in your closet.

Le’s have a look, and so we can put this easy style formula to use. Remember your basic are merely items you wear. This style below is just for illustration purposes.

Ok, let’s get to it.

Basic 1: You’ll need a pair of jeans, pants or skirt (pencil if you have one)

Basic 2: simple tank top, t-shirt or camisole will work here

Basic 3: The completer, a jacket, doesn’t have to be the same color as top nor bottom, but keep it simple and tasteful.


BOOM! One outfit completed.  Yeah! Wasn’t that fun?


Let’s take up a notch, “take it up a notch…” sorry I got carried away with a carnival song.

Formula # 2 Basic on Basic on Statement

Now we all know that three pieces make an outfit, but for this easy outfit formula, you can decide, if you want one basic and a statement piece, or use this formula as is.

Statement Piece: I’ve decided to use a color block patch skirt as my statement piece of this outfit. You don’t have to; your statement piece can either the tops or bottom.

Basic #1: using a similar camisole in a different color as formula #1- again keeping it simple

Basic #2: Throwing on a jacket, these bad boys are no longer just for work.

How is it going so far? Are you following along?



The final outfit formula is having fun with colors. Now if you are not a color person ( maybe it’s time you add colors to your look) just kidding.

Formula # 3 Neutral on Print on Color

Neutral Piece: Again, complete up to you. I like using skinny white jeans, nothing fancy. If you feel like living on the wild side, go with a classic destroy jeans.

Print Piece: Don’t get too too crazy here. You don’t want to overwhelm the look. I chose a print that has a similar color pattern to my colorful piece.

Color Piece: As I’ve said before, the jacket for me is a much. So it’s no surprise that for the color piece, I choose this bright orange jacket from Italian brand Tonello.

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  1. June 28, 2018 / 5:20 pm

    These are some great tips! I always love a good basic + basic + basic!

    • styledbysolita
      June 29, 2018 / 4:16 pm

      Thank you, Ashley. that formula makes for a pretty easy dressing day.

  2. June 29, 2018 / 1:06 am

    I love all of these looks! So chic!! The first look is my favorite.

    • styledbysolita
      June 29, 2018 / 4:15 pm

      thank you, Chelsea. Glad you found a look you like.

  3. June 29, 2018 / 2:14 am

    I’m such a jeans and a tank top kind of girl! haha or a slightly oversized tee. It’s so comfy but also so easy to dress up with cute heels, fun accessories and/or a nice jacket.

    • styledbysolita
      June 29, 2018 / 4:14 pm

      I remember my oversize tee days. so comfy indeed

  4. June 29, 2018 / 2:11 pm

    Love this! i’m usually a basic on basic, but I need to revamp and try a basic on statement. lol now i just need that statement piece!

    • styledbysolita
      June 29, 2018 / 4:04 pm

      HI Jessica,

      Statements can be anything from jewelry to crafts, to hats. Select a piece based on what you like the most. I am a statement necklace kinda girl

  5. June 30, 2018 / 3:49 am

    I needed to find this blog. Your tips are fantastic! Plus, I love the outfit choices. Definitely following.

    • styledbysolita
      July 1, 2018 / 2:03 am

      Hi Wen,

      glad that I was able to provide useful inspirations for you. keep following I’ve got more goodies coming 🙂

  6. June 30, 2018 / 7:40 pm

    What great outfits and great formulas for putting together an outfit when you are struggling.

    • styledbysolita
      July 1, 2018 / 2:02 am

      Thank you Willow. They are indeed perfect time saves, especially if you are a busy mom or entrepreneur.

  7. July 1, 2018 / 2:30 pm

    Great tips and seems simple enough but what if your problems is actually find these pices to buy them. I mean from where I am from there are not many stores that cater to a more curvey figuer and when you do find something that fits it will either be too classic or too expensive. Then what? Do you have any tips for these issues?

    D, xo || from

    • styledbysolita
      July 1, 2018 / 10:35 pm

      so appreciate this question, because I have the same issue, not many stores to shop where I live. I decided to research stores online that I love and when I travel for vacation I would visit them. Try on pieces that I like, for sizing, fit and feel, this way I know what to expect when shopping online. The sale season is my second recommendation. If I can afford the regular price, I would make a note of the item and monitor if it goes on sale.

      Hope this helps

  8. July 1, 2018 / 9:22 pm

    Love a good blazer! Or a statement color with a neutral!

  9. July 2, 2018 / 6:47 pm

    Great tips! I struggle in the fashion department but “formulas” make it much easier

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