In Accessories, Beauty, Footwear, Outfits, Style

Do you ever struggle to pull together the perfect look? Do you oftentimes feel like your outfit is missing something? The solution is actually super simple: think three!

The “third piece rule” or “rule of threes” is a philosophy that you should adopt ASAP. Essentially, think about your outfit as a set of three. If you are wearing a dress (one item), you should add two more items to your outfit. If you are wearing jeans and a blouse (two items), you should add one more item to your outfit. You can add a hat, blazer, vest, kimono, scarf, tights, headband, statement necklace, etc. Just note that this philosophy excludes shoes, they are a given.

Never underestimate how much a hat can elevate your outfit. It is probably the easiest third piece addition to any outfit. How fun is a burgundy hat, with this dress and tights? [This Free People dress is on sale for under $50, until Saturday!]

Start working the “rule of threes” into your ensembles. It is a surprisingly simple way to add interest and dimension to your your look. You never know, you may be onto your chicest wardrobe ever.

Dress: Free People | Hat: Brooklyn Hat Company | Bag: Elaine Turner | Tights: Kushyfoot | Shoes: Elaine Turner | Necklace: Stella & Dot | Bracelets: BreMarie Gold Wire, Stella & Dot Arrow & Stella & Dot Eden Bangle | Nails: Lacquer | Hair: Emma Czar at My Salon Suite | Makeup: Rae Cosmetics

Photography by Gregg Cestaro

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