One of the oddest metamorphoses in myself since I began dancing (besides feeling better, both physically and emotionally, meeting some of the best friends I've ever met, and suddenly having a stacked social calendar) has been how my ATS costuming has worked its way into my daily life, and not just the jewelry. A week doesn't go past where I'm not wearing something from my costume closet at the store or going to work. I haven't even majorly overhauled my aesthetic... I haven't gone from a super-sharp Ann Taylor Modern American Woman to a super bohemian flower child. The ATS was always there, I suppose... I just needed to pull it out!
Choli: Cholis are perfect for adding more coverage under a medium-sheer top or dress. I also like to add a choli underneath when I'm not sure if my bra will show or when I could use some more warmth under a dress. It's also a great way to add sleeves to a spring or summer dress in the winter!
Pantaloons: I adore wearing pantaloons all day, every day. I put them under simple dresses and tunics, or pair them with tank tops. Plus, with their flowy, drapey shape, I think they're more comfortable than yoga pants and look much more polished for a day bumming around town or going to work. Plus, in cold weather, you can layer leggings and leg-warmers (or a full pair of jeans) underneath and nobody's the wiser.
Skirts: I don't often wear a full 25 yard skirt out and about... especially if I'm driving. It's a LOT of fabric, after all. But, I am guilty of wearing a wrap skirt over leggings or tights in my daily routine.
Ghawazee Coats: I love a ghawazee coat over a tank and skinny jeans/leggings.
Hip Scarves: Great way to add texture over a maxi dress, or get away with a pair of pants that's giving you camel toe.
Coin Bras/Belts: Honestly, I haven't yet found an application for these in a day to day wear situation.
Accessories: Probably the easiest way to add a little ATS into your day to day... a scarf over the hair, a flower pinned behind the ear, a little black dress dressed up with a chunky tribal necklace... my recommendation is to add one ATS accessory into your repertoire at a time until you get comfortable in it. In experimenting with your look, on stage as well as in life, confidence is always key.