Fashion is about creativity, not maths – but this fashion formula will change the way you dress forever.
While putting together the perfect outfit can sometimes feel impossible, it’s much simpler than you think.
Forget buying brand new items every week to stay on trend, or ensuring you always have the latest designer it bag that an expensive brand has released. It’s really is much simpler than that.
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The plus-3 rule works on the idea that all of the best outfits include three statement pieces, which take an outfit to the next level. This could be a colourful handbag, a pair of killer shades or a fabulous coat, or perhaps a black beret, waist-cinching belt and a pair of cowboy boots.
This method can transform an LBD or simple jumpsuit, adding impactful pieces that give the outfit that little something.
Of course, the best way to show you what we mean is by giving you some examples, so read on.
This outfit couldn’t be any more chic. While the black dress is undoubtedly stunning, in this case, the gloves, beret and sunglasses make the look what it is. These additions result in a Parisian look that’s both feminine and cool.
Influencer Karen Britchick never fails to create incredible looks. In this case, she’s added chunky Dr Martens, a burgundy moon bag from Staud and a fringed jacket to give the look some edge, while still looking effortless.
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Tiffany Hsu adds three stand-out pieces to this outfit in the shape of Bottega Veneta boots, an elleme clutch and this Nanushka jacket. While the knitted two-piece is simply perfect, the extra elements complete the look.
Trust Emili Sindlev to know about the plus-3 rule! The stylist and influencer adds a little extra to this Ganni blazer with three stand-out items: a green Chanel handbag, a bobble-beret and purple leggings. It just works.
Throwing on a pair of check trousers has become second nature to most of us, but working out what to wear with them can prove troubling. Leonie Hanne uses a block-coloured blazer from Stella McCartney, chunky chain from Laura Lombardi and Givenchy eden handbag to make a statement.
Let us know if you’ll be using the plus-3 rule in the comments below.
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