The Cure: Mix and Match
Do not be afraid to put together pieces you would have never thought about putting together before! Yes while this may take some trial and error, as long as you have the time to spare why not experiment?!? For example, pair a lady like jacket with cut-off shorts. Never thought about that one did you? But it looks super put-together once you put it together. My advice for a successful look, take one dressed up piece, one dressed down piece, add some basics, choose a fabulous shoe that falls somewhere in the middle of the dressy range and see what you come up with. What's the worst that can happen? Try something, it doesn't work, switch a piece out, you just may surprise yourself.
Side Effects: Test drive an outfit by sending a pic to a friend, if they don't approve, don't leave the house, it's back to the drawing board for you!