Basic Style: How to Make It Look More Interesting

Basic Style: How to Make It Look More Interesting by popular Orange County fashion blogger To Thine Own Style Be True
Basic Style: How to Make It Look More Interesting by popular Orange County fashion blogger To Thine Own Style Be True

Basic Style: How to Make It Look More Interesting by popular Orange County fashion blogger To Thine Own Style Be True

Basic Style: How to Make It Look More Interesting by popular Orange County fashion blogger To Thine Own Style Be True

Basic Style: How to Make It Look More Interesting by popular Orange County fashion blogger To Thine Own Style Be True

Basic Style: How to Make It Look More Interesting by popular Orange County fashion blogger To Thine Own Style Be True


c/o TOBI faux fur wool jacket (similar here), c/o Amazon Fashion wrap kimono top, c/o TOBI high-waisted jeans, (similar here), rhinestone gold hoop earrings, and Pretty Little Things spike heels (similar here), and Louis Vuitton bucket bag (similar here), and c/o Influester Marc Jacobs Le Marc lip crayon (Plum N Get It).

Photography by Bleudogfotography.

Happy Tuesday my friends!  How are you all doing? All weekend I have been walking with a gimp leg! I lifted more than I should of while doing a lounge with my left leg on the assisted Smith Machine bar weight and tweaked my left knee. My husband asked that I rest my leg and not exercise.  It is so frustrating because I love #gymlife and was getting stronger. But, I need to listen to my body and having to slow down is allowing me to be present in the moment. This is going to be a long week! If you have any tips to speed up the healing process of my ailing knee, do let me know!

I wanted to share with you this #OOTD that features what I consider a basic style but making it more interesting with some unique styling details. Just a few little tweaks can elevate your basic every day style. Let’s start with your basic wool jacket. A wool jacket is a necessity during fall and winter. However, I selected one with a faux fur trim to give the jacket a luxe appeal. It is simple details like this take take a basic jacket and make it extraordinary. Next, everyone has their basic black t-shirt, right!?! Well, with this look I decided to showcase an elegant black wrap kimono top. I love the pretty self-tie belt and the wide elbow length sleeve is alluring and unique.

Not So Basic Essentials

Do you own a pair of black jeans? If not, consider adding one to your wardrobe. This basic style of denim jeans will be on repeat on all year long. What is different about this particular black pair of jeans is that it is cropped and the double hemmed detail of the pants provide a chic element that raises the style bar! Every woman owns a pair of black heeled sandals (stilettos, kitten heels, block heels, etc.,). However, let’s take this basic style of heeled shoes up 10 notches by incorporating a detail that is attention grabbing, case in point my spike studded heels! If this pair of heels is too bold for you, something like pearl, feather, lace, animal print, metallic, etc., details in the shoe strap or heels which will give it major cred factor!

What do you think about the styling tips I shared today that will take your basic style and make it more interesting? I am excited to hear from you!  Thank you so much for stopping by! Make sure to visit me tomorrow for a special Valentine’s Day collaboration with a few of my lovely fashion blogger friends and an awesome giveaway!

Thank you so much for stopping by at To Thine Own Style Be True. Love Ya, Debbie Savage



  1. Len Dela Peña Parent
    February 6, 2018 / 8:08 am

    I love your photos, Debbie! Great job! You always manage to look amazing! Thanks for the inspiration!
    Have a great week!
    Much love, Len

  2. Courtney Drew
    February 6, 2018 / 1:12 pm

    Love how you can pull off such a simple outfit and make it look fabulous!

    Xo Courtney Drew

  3. LEWAL
    February 6, 2018 / 1:45 pm

    I own many black jeggings, but I dont own a pair of black jeans. I need to snag a pair.

  4. Narkis
    February 6, 2018 / 1:55 pm

    First of all, both you and your blog are gorgeous! You have great style.
    And I love your tips, black denim is a staple and can be worn with everything. I have one that I love from zara and I can’t stop wearing it! It’s the perfect go-to.

  5. Deb Jones Okura
    February 6, 2018 / 2:35 pm

    As always, you look beautiful in everything! And, your tip is spot on — you can take ordinary up a notch to extraordinary with little effort.

  6. February 6, 2018 / 2:39 pm

    Your jacket is so cute, and its falter your figure so much. I love when I see such a simple look with essentials, end up looking amazingly.

  7. February 6, 2018 / 3:46 pm

    I don’t know anything to speed the healing process, but I do know that your husband is right and you need to listen to your body. Right now, I don’t have any black denim, but I’ve seen a few outfits with it so may have to get a pair next time I am out shopping.

  8. Jessica Hughes
    February 6, 2018 / 4:07 pm

    I do have a few pairs of black denim and wear them often. I love that this pair is double hemmed and cropped, they really do take it up a notch.

  9. Marjie Mar
    February 6, 2018 / 4:44 pm

    These outfit are pretty as usual. I really love the jacket.

  10. Lynn White
    February 6, 2018 / 6:41 pm

    That jacket is fabulous!! I’m not a colored jeans or pants person much to my husband’s dismay!

  11. February 6, 2018 / 7:13 pm

    Such cute outfits! Totally agree that black jeans are a must have!

  12. Danielle Merkley
    February 6, 2018 / 7:16 pm

    These outfits are stunning! As are you! Thank you for all of the great ideas.

  13. thesophiadiaries
    February 6, 2018 / 7:34 pm

    oh i love this tip!! i totally agree, having some good basic items is important to making an outfit look interesting despite its simplicity <3

  14. Rose Ann Sales
    February 7, 2018 / 1:34 am

    This is so lovely! How I wish I was as talented and could pull off such a look. I like all of your outfit! Perfect, cute and stylish

  15. Drake Conan
    February 7, 2018 / 2:54 am

    My wife is a fashion enthusiast, She loves looking for something new that she could wear, This is gonna be perfect for her. Must share this with her.

  16. February 7, 2018 / 6:34 am

    I agree with you, a wool jacket is great for fall if you live where cold weather is unpredictable. I like how your outfits all included classic pieces.

  17. Kendra Williams
    February 7, 2018 / 7:31 am

    I love the jacket with the faux trim! I hope your leg gets better soon too!

  18. February 7, 2018 / 10:44 am

    Loving your style girl! I am absolutely in love with that jacket, I feel like I need something just like this in my wardrobe!

  19. Mary La Fornara
    February 7, 2018 / 11:25 am

    I love that crop jacket so very cute! I don’t live where there is much cold weather so this would be perfect. Hope your knee feels better soon.

  20. February 7, 2018 / 12:29 pm

    I can’t live without my black jeans. They are perfection and allow me to dress them up or dress them down. I feel like they might be more versatile than every other jean in my wardrobe.

  21. Shannon Graham
    February 7, 2018 / 1:24 pm

    You have a gift girl! Everything you wear is instantly amazing.

  22. Abby Darlington
    February 7, 2018 / 7:40 pm

    Love your style! Black jeans are definitely a staple in my wardrobe. Love that jacket too!

  23. February 7, 2018 / 8:27 pm

    ooo i like the heels in the second to last photo. I wish my feet could handle wearing heels but I can’t really do anything more than a tiny wedge

  24. February 7, 2018 / 11:36 pm

    It is fairly basic and yet you make it look amazing. You are absolutely stunning. The jacket really does add to the look. And black jeans are always a good add.

  25. Jazmin Williams
    February 8, 2018 / 5:42 am

    Love this! I manage to do this with a lot of my outfits because I’m lazy but I also want to look good. You really know how to pull off outfits x

  26. February 8, 2018 / 12:29 pm

    Your style is so fab! You did such a great job with these outfits & photos! Thanks for the inspiration, doll!

    xo Sheree
    Posh Classy Mom

  27. February 8, 2018 / 12:45 pm

    Black jeans ar a much in my wardrobe. I took inventory last year and discovered most of mine are black

  28. Ray Ruzzo
    February 8, 2018 / 7:01 pm

    Your basic style is still so much more complex than my basic style 🙂

  29. February 8, 2018 / 9:27 pm

    Love this whole look, and I agree black denim is an absolute must! Hope your knee feels better soon!

  30. Nicole Lier
    February 9, 2018 / 8:52 am

    Spiked studded heels!! Yes please!! I absolutely love these, must get some but in a kitten heel version so I can walk without falling on my face, lol!!

  31. Lulubel Mari
    February 10, 2018 / 2:06 am

    Love all these outfits and you look stunning! The black top is my favourite, I want one now!!!

  32. Jake Ferrer
    February 10, 2018 / 8:01 am

    I always admire your style and look. You really are a beautiful woman whatever you wear.

  33. Helena Marz
    February 10, 2018 / 4:01 pm

    Aw I hope your knee is okay! That wrap around blouse is very elegant and the colour is so rich! Love the jacket with fur details on the collar. Looks fabulous on you❤️

  34. February 10, 2018 / 10:32 pm

    I hope your leg is feeling better! I love the way your dress. You make everything look more stylish!

  35. February 11, 2018 / 8:39 am

    Hope your leg is feeling better!! I seriously need those jeans with the fringe on the bottom. I’ve been looking for a similar pair.


  36. Kristina
    February 11, 2018 / 12:56 pm

    Black jeans are totally my basics! I need at least 10 in my favorite style since I wear them every day ha!

    xx Kristina

  37. February 11, 2018 / 3:02 pm

    This is such a great look Debbie! I agree that a pair of black jeans is a wardrobe essential. I’m so sorry you hurt your leg and I hope you feel better soon!

  38. February 13, 2018 / 5:06 pm

    Looking fabulous indeed. Love the outfit!

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