It happens to everyone, no matter how fashionable. You stare and stare at your wardrobe and just have no idea what to put on today. You can have a closet stuffed with clothes and still be totally clueless. For your next day lacking sartorial inspiration, try one of these three looks (don't second guess yourself!) and feel stylish and confident.
Button up a denim or chambray shirt in a light wash. Put on your favorite darkwash skinny jeans. Is your denim shirt dark wash? Then put on your favorite lightwash skinny jeans. This is a canadian tuxedo, not a could-be jumpsuit. Tuck in your shirt just in the front, and wear a simple leather belt. Put on a statement necklace that hits barely below your collarbone so it peaks through the collar of your shirt, but isn't revealed completely. Wear with flats or (short) boots of your choice. Optional: an army green jacket on top.
Put on your denim miniskirt. Ideally it has buttons up the front, but any denim mini will do. (Don't have one? Go get one! A leather mini can stand in but is not what I'm going for here). Button up your simplest white button-up blouse, the kind every somewhat working woman or even any woman must own. If the mini is high waisted, tuck it in. If not, leave the blouse over the skirt. Tie on a little silk or silky scarf around your neck, and pull back your hair. Pair the look with loafers, oxfords, or mid-calf boots if the weather is chillier.
Take your favorite little black dress and put it on over tights. Whether you usually wear it at night or for the office doesn't matter, unless it's covered in sequins or is the shiniest spandex ever. Whether it's short sleeved or has a plunging neckline doesn't matter. Put on your most lightweight slouchy sweater; if it's just sheer enough to see the outline of the dress underneath, all the better. Wear flat-soled ankle booties or oxfords to keep it daytime-appropriate. Top off the look with simple accessories, like a delicate hoop earring or sparkly stud earrings, and you're good to go.
Are you dressed yet? Good.
(Note that many of the above images don't exactly fit my outfit descriptions... you'll have to use some imagination, but I promise these are foolproof ensembles!)