I just brought in this completely chic, long skirt that's as comfy as wearing sweats. It would be so easy to put it together with a little black tee and be done with it. And that would be a perfectly fine daytime look.
But by adding a cute cardigan or dressier top normally paired with jeans or a pencil skirt, it takes on a slouchy and stylish, Parisian flair.
Then it occurred to me it wouldn't take much to turn this striped piece into a dazzling nighttime outfit: dressing it up with a gentle ruffle, or maybe sequins or lace. It was so much fun to play with what ordinarily would be a casual staple and with a little tweak, see the glamorous transformations -- from sleek and sophisticated to simple or romantic. These ideas are just a starting point -- and I haven't even addressed shoes or accessories yet!