... using things you already have in your wardrobe.
When all else fails, wear stripes (or black, but you already knew that).
I like to think of stripes as a print for people who don't wear prints. They're kind of neutral. Wear them with denim, or use them to break-up an all-black outfit.
I usually go for a button-up shirt or tee (love this Alexander Wang one), but if you can find a shirt dress this good I'm all for mixing it up.
2. BLACK BLAZER, BLACK JEANS
Fail-safe. Always works.
I usually go for all-black on top and then add flats to keep it low-key, but opting for a white tee will freshen things up for a Saturday or Sunday morning (and it's much kinder on your complexion if you're fighting a hangover!).
My all-time favourite black jeans are Nobody's Geo Skinny. All black (including the button, super sleek and they suck-in all the right places).
This outfit works with all different flats. See my 5 favourite pairs here.
3. WHITE SHIFT DRESS
Perfect for Sunday brunch. Actually, just perfect for weekends in general.
The colour 'white' reads weekend to me (just don't spill your cappuccino) and shift dresses = the comfiest ever.
I paired mine with black accessories in this post about summer wardrobe essentials to toughen it up a bit.
4. BOYFRIEND SHIRT + DENIM
Stole this one from my 2015 New Year's Resolutions post.
I love the combination of a tonal blue boyfriend shirt and denim. It still has the same fresh appeal as white, but it's a little less obvious.
Seriously, all day, every day.
I wear my all-white Adidas Superstars, these Stan Smiths or my Spring Courts with everything at the moment. Case in point: my daily outfit snaps on Instagram.
Full disclosure: my collection is getting a little out of hand, but you know what they say, when you find something that works, stick to it.