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How to amp up three of the most common summer basics

Ever wanted to jazz up your style using only a few simple add-ons? No need to toss out your favourite basics because with the help of Stylist Natalie Sexton we showed our audience how to take simple clothing items to the next level!

T-SHIRT DRESS

A simple t-shirt dress is a great piece for the warmer months and when paired with the right accessories, it can be worn as an evening look or a daytime look. For example, adding a simple belt can help show off your body shape in all the right ways. If your office is on the cooler side, don't be afraid to rock a boyfriend jean jacket on top of your shoulders. Not only will this give you a blogger-style look but it's also handy if you work in an office that puts the air conditioning on full blast. 

Featured: Denim Jacket; H&M, $34.99 | Crew Neck T-Shirt Dress; Uniqlo, $29.90 | Mesh Skinny Belt; Uniqlo, $39.90 | Dwiedia Bone Sneakers; ALDO, $85 | Inscore Fushcia Top Handle Bag; ALDO, $55 | Cat Eye Sunglasses; Le Chateau, $35

WHITE TANK TOP

You'd be surprised just how much you can do with an ordinary white tank top! When paired with a printed wide-leg pant, a fun chunky bangle and bright shoes, a white tank top matches perfectly. Another great option is to toss a linen shirt on top of your tank to help elongate your torso. You can also pair a straw crossbody bag for the summer with elevated gladiator sandals. 

Featured: White Crinkled Shirt; H&M, $29.99 | Tropical Print Viscose Culotte Pant; Le Chateau, $59.95 | Seyla Heeled Shoe; Geox, $210 | Straw Crossbody Bag; Le Chateau, $65 | Circular Drop Earrings; Le Chateau, $12.95 | Bracelet; H&M, $14.99

DARK JEANS

Everyone has a favourite pair of jeans and while it's easy to just toss on a t-shirt, finding a flattering blouse with a great pair of shoes can really help elevate your look. While pairing a black shirt with dark denim is often a go-to, adding a bit of colour will spice things up! If you're heading on a date night, an off-the-shoulder top and statement earrings are the perfect pair.

Featured: Off-The-Shoulder Blouse; H&M, $34.99 | Dark Denim Jeans; Citizens of Humanity | Snake Embossed Transparent Sandal; Le Chateau, $69.95 | Weraviel Dark Yellow Bag; ALDO, $50 | Earrings; H&M, $12.99