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5 Ways To Upgrade Your OOTD

Meet the superstars of any woman’s closet

BY YAZA Kenya Team

Apr 27, 2023, 10:14 AM

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No matter where you place yourself on the fashionista or stylish ratings, the one thing we all have in common is our desire to look good. Your outfit of the day (OOTD) says a lot about you in different spaces and while our wardrobes differ, these five items I’m about to list are worth investing in, if you want to stand out.

The way you assemble your outfit reflects your feelings, your mood and your general aesthetic. 

Whether your style is laid back or fashion-forward, these items have the X factor needed to upgrade an outfit and take it from drab to absolutely fabulous.

A Pair Of Stilettos. 

Let me just say it because I know you are thinking it… stilettos look amazing but they truly remain deeply wanting where comfort is concerned. However, as far as upgrades go, stilettos or high heels really score the most points.

You can wear whatever you want to wear - I’m talking your little black dress, your jeans and even your jogger - if you pair it with a pair of these high heels it will automatically be transformed into a fabulous outfit.

Stilettos just have that effect! Therefore no woman’s closet is ever truly complete without a pair. They don’t even have to be 6-inch heels or those intimidating ones that look like they were created for ballerinas.

You can buy a really good quality pair of wearable, classic, and simple heels and they will literally be there for you through every season and every event of your life. 

I don’t take for granted that walking in heels is a skill but there is a life hack for those of us who aren’t stiletto girls. The hack is kitten heels or block heels or wedges. 

If you have trouble walking in tall shoes, do what you need to do to stay comfortable. The key to looking fabulous is staying poised, and honey, that is impossible to do if your feet are killing you!

A Black Or Bold Colour, Perfectly Sized Blazer.

Blazers look fantastic over almost any item in your closet. Blazers perfect and polish any outfit into classy and timeless perfection. Do you want to upgrade your plain jeans and white shirt outfit? Add a blazer. Do you want to upgrade your LBD? Add a blazer. 

Here’s the trick though, for the blazer to do its job, it must be the perfect fit.
Do you know why suit designers always emphasize the importance of a good fit? 

It is because how a clothing item fits you goes a long way in determining whether the item looks good or bad on you. The sleeves must hit right at your wrists, and the shoulders have enough room to layer underneath. 

The front should be fitted, but not pulled out around your chest. Don’t confuse this with a fashion trend such as wearing an oversize blazer or an unstructured blazer.

A Classic Crisp White Shirt.

@Ben Iwara
For everything that this item does for any outfit, the white shirt is simply underrated. However, one can never dispute the power of a simple white shirt. 

It works with everything and instead of taking over the outfit, it helps all the other items shine!

The classic crisp white shirt is a team player and that’s what makes it a star. You could be going to the office or going for an interview, or you could be doing a late lunch with your BFF or even just looking polished for a nice dinner anytime soon, this shirt would work.

It plays nice no matter what you match up with - I’m talking skirt, jeans and even leggings - and it always elevates the ensemble. 

The white shirt is worth splurging on or even having more than one in your closet because the potential combinations are endless.

A Statement Handbag.

@Jeffery Paa Kwesi Opare
We love our handbags, be they mini bags, shoulder bags or waist bags. There is always a bag for each outfit we envision. 

A bag is a must-have since most of what we wear lacks pockets, so a bag comes in handy when looking for a place to put your essentials like a phone, lipstick/lipgloss, some hand lotion and a wallet. 

Having a bag that can make a statement on its own is important because it just upgrades your OOTD. 


Diamonds are a girl's best friend, I can attest to that. Statement pieces can make your OOTD stand out and as well as complement the look. 

You can never go wrong with a piece of jewellery, be it a watch, some earrings or a necklace. It will make your fit sparkle I guarantee you.