Dressing up is easy when you don’t overthink your outfit choices. A few well-chosen items will go a long way towards building a versatile wardrobe.

By simplifying your wardrobe and eliminating excess clutter, you can free up time and energy to focus on the things that matter most to you.

There's no need to spend hours getting ready every morning – with a few simple tricks from Ask & Embla’s alternative style guide, you can dress up in minutes and get more done with less. 


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Don’t mistake simplicity for plainness

Looking good doesn't have to be difficult. There are plenty of easy-to-wear, classic outfits and accessories that can help you showcase your classic and modern statement styles. The key is to focus on timeless pieces that can be mixed and matched to create different looks. 

White shirts and pullovers are examples of versatile staples that can be worn with everything from pants to skirts. For men, a well-tailored blazer can be paired with slacks for more formal occasions or jeans for a weekend getaway. As for ladies, loose-fitting and simple pieces such as shift dresses and one-piece suits are ideal, as they can be worn quickly without fuss. 

Trends come and go, but timeless jewelry will always be in style. Add a little edge to your outfits with the subtly striking Trinity Titanium Clicker. Or keep it simple with the contemporary Ringed Lobe Cuff™️. For those looking to shine, accent your style with the Bejewelled Ring Stacks that come with  White, Blue Topaz, or Black Onyx cubic zirconia stones. With a few key pieces, you'll be able to create an infinite number of looks that will see you through any occasion.

Products featured:

Stretched Ear Jewelry

  • Ringed Lobe Cuff™️
  • Bejewelled Ring Stacks

  • Other Alternative Body Jewelry

  • Trinity Titanium Clicker


  • Experiment with different hairstyles 

    The simplest and fuss-free way to change your hairstyle is to wear your hair up one day and down the next.

    Big, bold, and colourful hoop earrings are ideal when wearing your hair up. Stun with pieces such as the sun-kissed Zenna Earrings, bewitching Ankara Lotus Earrings, or radiant Aldar Earrings, with each bold line and sweeping curve intricately made by hand.

    Alternatively, accent ear studs such as the Petra Threadless End and Opal Dew Threadless End, or ear plugs embellished with swirling pearlescent palettes like the Chrysocolla Plugs and Labradorite Teardrop Plugs are perfect for those who rather wear their hair down. 

    Consider going a step further and elevate your look by trying a new colour, cutting your hair short, or adding some extensions for an alternative aesthetic.

    Products featured:

    Stretched Ear Jewelry

  • Chrysocolla Plugs 
  • Arya Amulet Hangers
  • Sable Chain Hangers

  • Earrings

  • Ankara Lotus Earrings
  • Aldar Earrings
  • Opal Aura Titanium Clicker


  • Less is more for key accessories 

    Never underestimate the power of an accessory. Accessorising is the perfect way to put the finishing touches on any outfit. Less is always more – a pair of earrings, a necklace, and a bracelet should do the trick.

    Opt for neutral-coloured tones when buying your accessories. A beautiful pair of nude shoes can complement any outfit, and a simple black bag can add a touch of elegance to any look. By keeping your accessories neutral, you allow yourself the freedom to experiment with different styles without having to commit to any one particular look.

    For jewelry, consider choosing hypoallergenic ones. Gold jewelry such as the bold Titan Threadless End (14K Gold) or textured 14K Solid Gold Rope Clicker are always classics, while silver jewelry such as the timeless Aura Teardrop Tunnels in Silver or symmetrically poised Laurel Filigree Stud Earrings add a subtle lux to any look.

    Products featured:

    Earrings

  • Titan Threadless End (14K Gold)
  • Laurel Filigree Stud Earrings

  • Stretched Ear Jewelry

  • Aura Teardrop Tunnels in Silver

  • Other Alternative Body Jewelry

  • 14K Solid Gold Rope Clicker
  • Dress Up Your Everyday Look With Ask & Embla

    Complete your look with more alternative jewelry available at Ask & Embla that are specially curated to help you express and celebrate what sets you apart from the rest. If you need a little bit more inspiration, we have a few style guides for you to enliven your everyday look.