What do I wear today? The one question most of us women ask ourselves every morning.
Being stylish is no easy feat, to be truly stylish, one will have to take the timeless stylish looks and add their own personal twist to it. Make it their own style.
Here are 5 of my top tips on how to be stylish.
Tip #1 – Plan your outfit the night before.
There you go, the secret is out. A stylish woman is a prepared woman.
Make it a routine, every night before you go to bed look through your cupboard, pick out an outfit or two, narrow down your options for the morning.
This way when you wake up, you won’t have to look through hundreds of pieces of clothing and start mixing and matching and deciding what looks good with what and end up wasting time, stressing yourself out, and inevitably end up looking like a hot mess.
Tip #2 – Pick clothes that fit and flatter your body.
Always choose the clothes that suit your body type.
The right types of clothes can completely transform how you look. To gain a truly effortless look, you have to pick the clothes that will accentuate your curves and hide any unflattering areas. The right piece of clothing can also help give the illusion of longer legs, or a curvier body, or even narrower hips or shoulders.
To find out what types of dresses suit your body type, check out this infographic – How to dress according to your body shape.
Tip #3 – Give yourself plenty of time in the morning.
By having extra time in the morning, you will be able to afford making mistakes.
This tip goes hand-in-hand with Tip #1, instead of hitting snooze over and over again, wake up an hour or so before leaving home. Give yourself time to sort your hair out and apply your make up.
After all, you never know when you have a fashion emergency, the extra time will come in handy then. Murphy’s Law, everything that can go wrong, will go wrong. This way, when something does go wrong you will have the extra time to deal with it and you won’t need to stress so much.
Tip #4 – Dress for the occasion
Always follow the dress code, dress appropriately for every occasion.
See that mini-skirt at the back of your cupboard? Definitely not something you want to wear to your company dinner party. You don’t want to be constantly tugging on your skirt fearing that your bum might be showing and her bosses little children might see something they shouldn’t. There will be other occasions to wear it.
Tip #5 – Accessorize, but NEVER in excess.
As coco channel famously said “When accessorizing, always take off the last thing you put on.”
Every stylish woman knows that there comes a point when it is just too much accessories. The truly stylish women are the ones who know what that point is.
When accessorizing always ask yourself, do you really need all those bracelets, paired with a necklace and earrings? If you even remotely think you might not, then you probably don’t. When that happens, it’s time to take off some accessories.