5 Classic Outfit Combos That Always Work + LOTS of Examples

Over the years, I have developed some classic outfit combos that always work, no matter what the latest trend is, and whether or not we are talking casual or dressy. There are some combos that you can just make work all the time. Today I want to share some of them!

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Alright, time for classic combos!

SIZING: I’m 5’6″ and usually S/M or 6 in clothes and 8.5 to 9 in shoes. 

 

5 Classic Outfit Combos

1. Black + White + Pop of Red
Black and white is a fantastic backdrop for a pop of red! Now, I personally don’t do this as much since I’ve found my groove with yellow over the years , but this combo of black + white + a pop of red is one of the most suuuuuper classic outfit combos from style gurus. You can do it with workwear, casual clothes, or special occasion pieces. I most often use it for work and special occasion looks. You can do it with black and white prints or use only solids. Just add a pop of red, whether it’s in your shoes, a necklace, earrings, a bag, or even a red completer piece to really make a statement!

Here are a couple of ways I’ve done it over the years, mostly for work looks:

Shop the Outfits:

Some of these outfits are older, so the items are no longer available. In the widget below, I added items, or similar items, for anything that is currently available. I also included quick reviews and sizing info under each item. Click and scroll through the widget to shop!

2. Striped Tee + Black Jeans + Denim Jacket or Utility Jacket
This is one of my default combos for casual style, and it never gets old! You can do it with sneakers for a casual outfit or wedges for a dressy casual outfit. You can also modify it a bit by doing a different kind of striped top, like the one with peplum. The basic combo is still the same: black jeans with a striped top and a denim jacket, but the striped peplum tee gives it a slightly different vibe than a standard striped tee.

Shop the Outfits:

Some of these outfits are quite old, so the exact items are no longer available. In the widget below, I added items, or similar items, for anything that is currently available. I also included quick reviews and sizing info under each item. Click and scroll through the widget to shop!

3. Colorful Skirt + White Tee or Top + Denim Jacket
If you have a colorful skirt and don’t know what to wear it with, a white top is always a good option! It might seem plain or boring, but the right accessories and shoes will pull it together. Plus, if it’s cool enough for another layer, a denim jacket always elevates it and turns it into a super, super cute outfit! This works with a white t-shirt or a nicer white top.

Shop the Outfits:

Some of these outfits are quite old, so the exact items are no longer available. In the widget below, I added items, or similar items, for anything that is currently available. I also included quick reviews and sizing info under each item. Click and scroll through the widget to shop!

4. Black Bottoms + Solid Top + Leopard Print Shoes
Y’all, I LOVE this combo. Mostly because it’s just so darn easy. And because I love leopard print, ha! I do it for workwear AND super casual outfits. You can do this with a top in any color, as long as it works with black. It can be a nice blouse for work, a sporty sweatshirt, a casual t-shirt, or a sweater, to name a few. Then, you can use any type of bottoms, whether it’s black pants for work, black jeans, black joggers, black linen pants, black shorts, or something else. For shoes, you can do leopard print pumps, flats, sneakers, sandals, etc. This combo seriously works with it all!

The leopard print adds a pop of print to two solid pieces and adds visual interest. So, this combo is super easy, really versatile, and always works!

(Actually, I love to do this with outfits full of solids in ANY colors, not just with black bottoms!)

Below are a few outfits, from casual to business casual, using this outfit formula:

Shop the Outfits:

Some of these outfits are quite old, so the exact items are no longer available. In the widget below, I added items, or similar items, for anything that is currently available. I also included quick reviews and sizing info under each item. Click and scroll through the widget to shop!

5. Jeans + White Top
This is another classic combo that always works. You can do it for super casual outfits as well as dressier looks. And, you can change up the combos with different cuts, styles, and washes of jeans in addition to wearing all sorts of different white tops.

Below, I’m showing a bunch of outfits in varying degrees of dressiness:

There you go! Five classic outfit combos that you can use. In fact, you can use them to plan your outfits for the rest of this week!

Are any of these already in your classic combo tool belt? Are there any you want to try?

Does your wardrobe work FOR you or FRUSTRATE you?

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