6 Uncomplicated Outfit Ideas That Will Earn Compliments

Okay, okay, it’s not that we seek out compliments based on our sartorial endeavors, but an “I love your outfit” comment never hurt anyone, right? And sure, you may have one of these go-to ensembles that tends to stand out, but our favorite fashion people are constantly offering up forward ideas if you want to switch it up.

But don’t worry, we’re not talking about street style ’fits that aren’t practical. Fashion peeps continue to post ensembles on Instagram that are equal parts easy and statement-making, involving just a few key pieces. Whether you’re on the hunt for a new denim look to live in or need something a bit more polished for a formal affair, the uncomplicated outfits below (complete with shopping inspiration) will turn heads in an instant.

While this ensemble appears to be high-concept, all it really requires is your favorite eye-catching coat. You can seriously wear anything underneath and still stand out.

While a graphic tee–and-jeans combo always works, simply incorporate a checked blazer to add just the right amount of polish.

Pairing unexpected items together is one of the easiest ways to earn compliments, like going for a vintage-inspired sweatshirt with a printed skirt, complete with knee-high boots.

You can’t deny the power of the throw-on-and-go dress that’s statement-making on its own and only requires a pair of booties. Of course, if it’s chilly where you live, an equally fashionable coat layered on doesn’t hurt.

Prefer a palette of neutrals? Embrace the easy sweater, jeans, and heels formula, but ensure the knit in question features some sort of design or pattern to amp up the look.

On the flip side, you can never go wrong with color-blocking to earn those style points. The beauty here is this A+ look only requires two pieces and still makes a serious impact.